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Carl Zeiss Otus 85 F1.4, reviewed by icor1031v2

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Apr 24, 2016 17:50 |  #1

EDIT: Link to my Flickr album of shots with this lens: https://www.flickr.com .../albums/72157667228​291102 (external link)

Sorry, no comparisons to my sigma - yet.

My focus missed a decent number of shots. I didn't count, but I would guess I missed about 60% - usually by approximately 0.5cm.
I'm not sure autofocus would have done better?

Focus ring is very pleasant with low tension, unlike the Sonnar 135 which I hate to focus with.

Large album:

http://imgur.com/a/v6D​3x (external link)

Some shots:

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Edge sharpness is incredible:

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(2) Canon 6D || Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2 || Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 || Sigma 85mm f/1.4 || Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 || Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art || Canon 24mm f/2.8 || Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 || (2) Eg-S Focusing Screen
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Apr 26, 2016 13:39 |  #2

The average for the rating system needs to reflect only the items chosen...not the average of all fields. If this lens is a 6... I'm tossing out all my glass :) Love the color reproduction in the shots... very nice all around.

Hatch


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Apr 26, 2016 14:06 |  #3

Hatch1921 wrote in post #17985915 (external link)
The average for the rating system needs to reflect only the items chosen...not the average of all fields. If this lens is a 6... I'm tossing out all my glass :) Love the color reproduction in the shots... very nice all around.

Hatch

I did "6" because of the lack of AF and esp. the cost - not the quality. (It didn't average with the blank values.)
Quality is very nice. :)

Thanks for photo love :p


(2) Canon 6D || Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2 || Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 || Sigma 85mm f/1.4 || Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 || Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art || Canon 24mm f/2.8 || Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 || (2) Eg-S Focusing Screen
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Apr 28, 2016 22:19 |  #4

I have to agree with Hatch--any lens that can produce the images above (with the help of a good shooter such as yourself) deserved better than a 6. I mean, an MF lens isn't supposed to AF. So why penalize it?


Sony A99ii, RX-100ii, Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ZA, Minolta HS 200 2.8 APO, Zeiss 24/2 ZA, Minolta 2xTC APO, HVL-F43M
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Apr 28, 2016 23:17 |  #5

Alright, I changed it to an 8. I don't think I can give it more than that because of the price.

I'm also changing focusing to a 9. Everyone knows it's an MF lens, so I shouldn't penalize it for not having AF. I should strictly rate how well it does at MF - and I love its ring. Smooth, low tension. I wish the ring were further forward, for ergonomics. That may not be possible??

I'm looking at the cost vs benefit, compared to my favorite competitor: sigma 85. Thus, I can't rate higher. Note: I'm happy to have the lens :).


(2) Canon 6D || Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2 || Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 || Sigma 85mm f/1.4 || Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 || Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art || Canon 24mm f/2.8 || Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 || (2) Eg-S Focusing Screen
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Apr 28, 2016 23:31 |  #6

A few more shots...

Edit: My OP now links to my Otus album.

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(2) Canon 6D || Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2 || Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 || Sigma 85mm f/1.4 || Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 || Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art || Canon 24mm f/2.8 || Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 || (2) Eg-S Focusing Screen
T3i || Elan 7n || Cotton Carrier || Streaklight 360 || i1display Pro || TT560

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mickeyb105
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Apr 29, 2016 06:56 |  #7

Thanks for linking your album, I really like these Otus shots!


Sony A99ii, RX-100ii, Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 ZA, Minolta HS 200 2.8 APO, Zeiss 24/2 ZA, Minolta 2xTC APO, HVL-F43M
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icor1031
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May 04, 2016 19:05 |  #8

Just came here to say: I love my otus for studio work.
I wouldn't use AF even if I had it, and the focus ring on this thing is fantastic. :)


(2) Canon 6D || Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/2 || Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 || Sigma 85mm f/1.4 || Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 || Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art || Canon 24mm f/2.8 || Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 || (2) Eg-S Focusing Screen
T3i || Elan 7n || Cotton Carrier || Streaklight 360 || i1display Pro || TT560

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