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p.25 #1 · p.25 #1 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


@leonasj: the old house is nice, we still see the passed glory.Your sharpness is a little bit over pushed in my taste.IMHO, most Zeiss lens have a strong signature right there WO and do as little PP as possible, especially for this one the Otus.



Jun 28, 2014 at 03:20 AM
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p.25 #2 · p.25 #2 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Yesterday I got a secondhand 2 months old Otus (in mint-condition) for a good price. Today I made some test-shots (nothing spectacular). My first impressions are:

* Focussing is more difficult than with the ZF/ZE line. My focus-confirmation dot in the D800 is burning constantly even when turning the focus-ring a little bit. This makes it more difficult to get the optimal focus-point. With my ZF-lenses the focus-confirmation dot is only burning at a very specific focus-point, so this makes it easier to focus these lenses.
* When in focus the results are great.
* Postprocessing is hardly necessary anymore. Colors, contrast, CA, sharpness is at a very high level straight from the camera.
* I am afraid that I will judge all my other lenses with the results of the Otus in mind.

These were 2 test-shots of today:














Jun 28, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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p.25 #3 · p.25 #3 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Stunning... oh, to have cubic money.


Jun 29, 2014 at 01:33 AM
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p.25 #4 · p.25 #4 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


And a new shot of this evening under a difficult light-situation (it was just getting darker ). Somehow I get a very different look with this lens than with all the other lenses I have. And I like it a lot.








Jul 06, 2014 at 12:48 AM
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p.25 #5 · p.25 #5 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


good job


Jul 09, 2014 at 02:59 AM
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p.25 #6 · p.25 #6 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Congrats for your great second hand find wiseguy!


Jul 09, 2014 at 07:22 AM
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p.25 #7 · p.25 #7 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


wiseguy010 wrote:
* Focussing is more difficult than with the ZF/ZE line. My focus-confirmation dot in the D800 is burning constantly even when turning the focus-ring a little bit.


The lens must be just so damn sharp that your D800 constantly thinks it's in focus.



Jul 09, 2014 at 08:59 AM
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p.25 #8 · p.25 #8 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


I don' t rely on focus confirm light, just rely on my eyes through ovf to determine ultimum focus pt. Do not miss focus hardly at all. Otus has such a nice feel to the mf ring.


Jul 09, 2014 at 09:48 PM
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p.25 #9 · p.25 #9 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Wow ! pretty bold statement ! if only I could present you some of the subjects I have dubbed " Pain and Dispair " or " possessed objects that will deny proper focus "

Meanwhile I agree that the OTUS is the greatest of my Zeiss line-up to focus and I have too made many shots with my bare eyes only, but at rare times I've been heavily fooled by my eyes and focus confirm on subjects and lights that should have been trouble free ... ( still haven't figured out ) on other cases I thought I failed and it was spot on ( ?? )

That's why I purchased very recently a member of the Sony A7 family : with EVF focus magnification you can focus extremely accurately anywhere in the frame on anything in a matter of seconds : waste of time and unnecessary fatigue / frustration flushed for good, from early tests, efficiency will be from x2 to x10+ depending of focal lengths and subjects / ligths.

The OTUS is a costly and exquisite heavy bliss that I LOVE so I don't understand why they let large entrances to more than thin dust to potentially ruin it fast !!! I will solve that thanks to some rigid transparent tape I have at work, it will hurt the sexyness but I don't care.






Jul 11, 2014 at 08:59 PM
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p.25 #10 · p.25 #10 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


wiseguy010 wrote:
Yesterday I got a secondhand 2 months old Otus (in mint-condition) for a good price. Today I made some test-shots (nothing spectacular). My first impressions are:

* Focussing is more difficult than with the ZF/ZE line. My focus-confirmation dot in the D800 is burning constantly even when turning the focus-ring a little bit. This makes it more difficult to get the optimal focus-point. With my ZF-lenses the focus-confirmation dot is only burning at a very specific focus-point, so this makes it easier to focus these lenses.
* When in focus the results are great.
* Postprocessing is hardly necessary anymore. Colors, contrast, CA,
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Kasteel Henkenshage in St. Oedenrode?



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p.25 #11 · p.25 #11 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Congrats Wiseguy


Jul 12, 2014 at 09:12 PM
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p.25 #12 · p.25 #12 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


U.C. wrote:
Kasteel Henkenshage in St. Oedenrode?


Yes, that's correct. I always go there to take some first pictures when I have a new lens.

Interesting to this castle is that is was the headquarter of the 101 airborne division in the second world war in 1944. Nowadays it is used for weddings and other parties.



Jul 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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p.25 #13 · p.25 #13 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Congrats Wiseguy


Thanks Ronny.



Jul 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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p.25 #14 · p.25 #14 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


wiseguy010 wrote:
Yes, that's correct. I always go there to take some first pictures when I have a new lens.

Interesting to this castle is that is was the headquarter of the 101 airborne division in the second world war in 1944. Nowadays it is used for weddings and other parties.

I live next to the "Airbornelaan" in Eindhoven...
I know about the parties and the weddings, because at the school I teach they celebrate their "galabal" every year at this castle. Pictures of the last "galabal" (mostly token with the Sigma 50 Art): https://www.flickr.com/photos/universal_creations/sets/72157645017430594/

A little bit more ontopic: the bokeh of the Otus is way better than the bokeh of the Sigma. The Sigma has quite nervous bokeh at times. I'm glad I still have the Rokkor 58/1.2 for bokehliciousnessness



Jul 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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p.25 #15 · p.25 #15 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Those of us drooling over this lens would love to see more Otus images... just say'n.


Jul 20, 2014 at 04:51 AM
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p.25 #16 · p.25 #16 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Just back from a short stay in Dresden:







Edited on Oct 02, 2014 at 07:49 PM · View previous versions



Jul 21, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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p.25 #17 · p.25 #17 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Now that's what I'm talking about! Outstanding wiseguy.


Jul 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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p.25 #18 · p.25 #18 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


Wonderful, Wiseguy!


Jul 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM
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p.25 #19 · p.25 #19 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


And one from a place near Dresden (Konigstein).







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Jul 22, 2014 at 06:52 PM
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p.25 #20 · p.25 #20 · Official: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon


And again some from Dresden which is a very nice city:





























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