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I wish they make improved 100mm or 120mm macro. They have no excuse. Since it is not autofocus, why not improve sealing, better dust resistance, maybe focus lock, better hood - squared instead of rounded. (so it can be used as rest). better paint, smooth aperture control, better lens cap. Since it is not autofocus it should be technical marvel. Not just optical. Otus is different product on its own. and otus also doesnt look dust protected, it looks like cinema cooke lens, with yellow markings, inbreed cinema/consumer lens. Otus are fast lenses - always f1.4, so there is a...Show more →
I totally agree. I've been saying the 100/2 was "long in the tooth" for two years now. The upgrade should be 1:1 true macro, APO, a bit easier to use focus ring. I wouldn't mind it being full Otus, but I do agree it would need to be tougher than the Otus construction. I've used my 100/2 for years now as a small artifact photography lens, but I go to the Coastal Optics 60 or the ZF 135/2 whenever the object is large enough that I can squeak by with another, better lens.
You would think a seriously upgraded 100/2 true macro or a 120 true macro would be worth the effort to Zeiss just on the sales to those of us doing product photography. My artifact work is structurally the same thing, same studio setup, same distances, size objects as someone photographing watches or jewelry. An improved 100/2 is what we need.