Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Expands Otus Lineup

Zeiss's top-tier lens family grows by one very, very expensive new member.

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Without much fanfare, Zeiss unveiled the latest prestige piece of glass on offer today. With its Otus branding, Zeiss has raised the bar for standard performance glass on full-frame digital camera systems. The brand-new Otus 85mm f/1.4 should be no different, offering a great portrait focal length for both F-mount and EF-mount DSLRs.

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The Otus 85mm f/1.4 joins its stablemates on Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Like past Otus-marked lenses, the new 85mm is manual-focus only, with a metal exterior accented by grippy rubber on the focus ring. The minimum aperture is f/16, with 11 glass in 9 groups inside, one of which is aspheric. A lens hood is included in the box. The only snag is how much this fine piece of German engineering costs—its MSRP is $4,490.00. If you're in the market for what will likely be a near-perfect portrait lens, then you'll be able to place your order later this month.

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Like its stablemates, the Otus 85mm is pricey but, if the others are any indication, it'll offer unbelievable performance.

Stay tuned for more camera news from Photokina 2014 right here at Reviewed.com Cameras.

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