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Zeiss Announces New 28mm f/1.4 OTUS Lens

Only a day after announcing the new Loxia 21mm lens for Sony e-mount, Zeiss is announcing a new OTUS 28mm f/1.4 for Canon EF and Nikon F. As always, the new OTUS is a manual focus lens with all-metal construction and first-rate optical design. The lens contains 16 glass elements in 13 groups, including two aspheric elements (one with a single aspheric surface, the second with two), promising to effectively reduce chromatic aberration to zero, even in high contrast areas.

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The new Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 is available in Canon mount (left) or Nikon mount (right).

Of course, the optical quality of a lens bearing the Zeiss Otus name was never in question. The only question, perhaps, is who will be able to afford it. The Zeiss Otus Distagon 55mm f/1.4 costs just over $3500, while the OTUS 85mm f/1.4 costs about $4400.

Currently, no price or availability date has been released for the Zeiss Otus 1.4/28, but I expect the price to be closer to that of the 85mm than the 55. Zeiss suggests that availability in the second quarter of 2016 is possible.

All three Zeiss Otus lenses, including the 55mm, the 28mm, and the 85mm (from left to right).
All three Zeiss Otus lenses, including the 55mm, the 28mm, and the 85mm (from left to right).
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