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carstenw wrote:
If Zeiss does indeed release an Otus 35/1.4, the price will be so high that the Sigma is not even in competition any more, but becomes a budget option. I don't see that many people will be willing to pay Otus prices for a lens which is a bit better, but has no AF.


Doing so would undermine their own 35/1.4 so I doubt this will happen. If I were to guess, a 28/1.4 and 85/1.4 are more likely as the 28/2 has its limitations and the 85/1.4 wasn't the most corrected to begin with.



Nov 12, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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p.22 #2 · p.22 #2 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


carstenw wrote:
The Sigma is a tad sharper, has less CA and AF. Other than that I find the Zeiss more desirable in almost every way, boke, rendering, build quality, MF, ... If Zeiss does indeed release an Otus 35/1.4, the price will be so high that the Sigma is not even in competition any more, but becomes a budget option. I don't see that many people will be willing to pay Otus prices for a lens which is a bit better, but has no AF.


The most important characteristic of the Z* 35/1.4 is the OOF rendering at a bit of distance, in my opinion. I highly doubt that there are any other 35 mm lenses that could do this:








I don't even know if there are medium format lenses with the same AOV and equal DOF possibilities that does better in this respect. Of course they will most likely be sharper wide open, but the Zeiss does very well except for some purple fringing.



Nov 12, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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p.22 #3 · p.22 #3 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


I dont remember where but I think a Zeiss representative said that the next Otus will be a 85mm.


Nov 12, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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p.22 #4 · p.22 #4 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


I'm looking at the Otus images from this site:
http://www.lenstip.com/2067-news-Zeiss_Otus_55_mm_f_1.4_-_sample_images.html

And a couple of them appear to have a swirly type of distortion. The centre is creamy smooth, but the edges are in focus. So it looks like it's very distorted here...













But from the samples, CA is all but gone. Very nice.



Nov 14, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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eBay.com item number: 221316057108



Nov 14, 2013 at 08:08 AM
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p.22 #6 · p.22 #6 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Thanks for the link. This shot at f1.4 is a good bokeh test with the b&w checkered coat and wall background. Very good, no nervousness here. Yes, there looks like some FC affecting the corners but pretty amazing overall performance, IMO.








Nov 14, 2013 at 09:56 AM
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Duplicate post, sorry.


Edited on Nov 14, 2013 at 04:50 PM · View previous versions



Nov 14, 2013 at 09:56 AM
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wayne seltzer wrote:
Yes, there looks like some FC affecting the corners but pretty amazing overall performance, IMO.


There is probably some FC but I think we're also seeing the natural increase of DOF towards the corners. IIRC that's caused by optical vignetting which also causes the cat's eye effect (smaller/cut off blur discs towards the corners).



Nov 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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p.22 #9 · p.22 #9 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Finally! A very nice review here:
http://www.lenstip.com/390.1-Lens_review-Carl_Zeiss_Otus_55_mm_f_1.4_ZE_ZF.2_Introduction.html

a) it looks ENORMOUS, even on the D3
b) it is as amazing as they say
c) it completely destroys the 50mm summilux



Nov 21, 2013 at 03:56 AM
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p.22 #10 · p.22 #10 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


From tonight at 1.4








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Roni1948 wrote:
c) it completely destroys the 50mm summilux


By the numbers, yes. However, the 50 Lux-M ASPH has sublime rendering, and it is not clear which of these two lenses will actually give nicer photos. It probably depends a lot on the subject. And the Leica is of course 1/10th of the size (approximately).



Nov 21, 2013 at 09:36 AM
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p.22 #12 · p.22 #12 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


On the d3x it doesn't look that different from the 50MP resolution wise.
I mean, sure the number are better, but the 50MP has great resolution in the center at f/2 (and in most cases your don't need that much resolution in the corner wide open), and by f/8 I'm not sure the resolution difference between the two makes any practical difference on a 24mpix sensor.



Nov 21, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.22 #13 · p.22 #13 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Got Mine .. here in Canada
............I have never seen anything like this it is awesome that is all I have to say
I will be putting more smalls on my site today
http://www.pbase.com/grosema/toronto
I put a big jpg on my site here
http://www.pbase.com/grosema/image/153482022







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Nov 21, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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p.22 #14 · p.22 #14 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Awesome! How does it feel in the hand when walking around? Seems just immense.


Nov 21, 2013 at 06:03 PM
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p.22 #15 · p.22 #15 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Romain wrote:
On the d3x it doesn't look that different from the 50MP resolution wise.
I mean, sure the number are better, but the 50MP has great resolution in the center at f/2 (and in most cases your don't need that much resolution in the corner wide open), and by f/8 I'm not sure the resolution difference between the two makes any practical difference on a 24mpix sensor.


I think the main difference will be at f2.8 and lower.
Not so much at f5.6 or greater.



Nov 21, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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p.22 #16 · p.22 #16 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


grosema wrote:
Got Mine .. here in Canada
............I have never seen anything like this it is awesome that is all I have to say
I will be putting more smalls on my site today
http://www.pbase.com/grosema/toronto
I put a big jpg on my rapidshare here
http://rapidshare.com/share/9F8DBA62E545B990DD0E74C8B22A4C6C

http://www.pbase.com/grosema/image/153472841/original.jpg


Nice pic, I hate the leafs. Go Habs!



Nov 21, 2013 at 06:34 PM
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p.22 #17 · p.22 #17 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


grosema wrote:
Got Mine .. here in Canada
............I have never seen anything like this it is awesome that is all I have to say
I will be putting more smalls on my site today
http://www.pbase.com/grosema/toronto
I put a big jpg on my rapidshare here
http://rapidshare.com/share/9F8DBA62E545B990DD0E74C8B22A4C6C

http://www.pbase.com/grosema/image/153472841/original.jpg


Where did you order it from if you don't mind me asking?



Nov 21, 2013 at 09:56 PM
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p.22 #18 · p.22 #18 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


I got it at Aden Camera............ But I got the only one they got in
http://www.adencamera.com/product-overviewer.asp?ProdID=4558&Category=1



Nov 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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p.22 #19 · p.22 #19 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


D4, back lit no fill flash










Nov 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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p.22 #20 · p.22 #20 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Roni1948 wrote:
Awesome! How does it feel in the hand when walking around? Seems just immense.



I does not bother me a bit I tend to try to sling it under my arm to protect it
and I am used to the 200mm. f/2 that one is a little tuffer



Nov 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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