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Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*

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Review Date: Nov 15, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $3,990.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build quality and optical performance are top-notch; feels perfectly balanced on a D800E.
Cons:
Not necessarily a negative, but I would have preferred the focus ring to be metal too; I'm unsure of the durability of the rubber surface.

A very demanding lens to focus when wide open and close to infinity, but any less than sharp photos are user error. All in all, it's a joy to use. I must be in minority, but prefer the build quality of the other MF Zeiss lenses - this isn't taking anything away from the Otus, as it's phenomenally built too.