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Who is getting the new 55 1.4 Distagon?

By Jt

From everything that I have read, it is supposed to be an amazing lens. Before we complain about the cost of the lens let me just mention a few things.

Leica Summicron 50mm 2.0 $7350.00
Leica Noctilux 50mm .95 $10,995.00
Leica Summilux 50mm 1.4 $3995.00

Zeiss Otus 55mm 1.4 $3990.00 is cheaper than any of the above and word is, it surpasses all of the above.

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Reply from Warren Kong on 11-18-14 7:14 AM
Anyone compare with the hassel 50mm f f2.8? Same distagon design if both use on nikon camera,are the close on the quality?
Reply from Michael Gibbs on 12-17-13 2:30 PM
[quote]torralba wrote:
unicomichael wrote:

Having invested in Canon I think first of all I would need a camera that can do it justice...

What do yo have? 5DII, III ? All good cameras. I can't wait for it. Kids college funds will be depleted :)
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That's great and enjoy it Jorge! I use a 5DII, yes it's good enough and to be honest only sometimes do I get the best out of it with my existing lenses (35mmf2 and 100mmf2). When the 5dII came out people talked about using only the best glass with it but I think that in the last few years the top glass has caught up and overtaken. The 55mm Otus would be great for stitching.

Reply from Alex Fattal on 12-16-13 1:35 PM
I'm waiting for a wider Otus option. Something 35mm or wider- with this optical quality- would be my perfect lens, well worth spending the small fortune on. Of course, it'd have to be offered as an A-mount before any consideration on my part.
Reply from Jt on 11-13-13 6:07 PM
And here it is

Reply from Jt on 11-13-13 9:15 AM
[quote]z-enthusiast wrote:
YES, the OTUS is NO DOUBT an super glass, but people using it must be aware, how to use it properly. I've seen images where people being totally unhappy about their results with this OTUS lens, mostly shot wide open![/quote]

In what way? What are they complaining about? I should have one today to play with.

Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 11-13-13 2:32 AM
YES, the OTUS is NO DOUBT an super glass, but people using it must be aware, how to use it properly. I've seen images where people being totally unhappy about their results with this OTUS lens, mostly shot wide open!
Reply from Dino Brusco on 11-9-13 8:02 PM
My vote is a "very" long shot, nonetheless i'm truly interested in the Otus line.
Reply from Jt on 11-9-13 7:05 AM
I should have my copy mon or tuesday.
Reply from Jt on 10-31-13 9:48 AM
Just read some reviews and comments on the new Nikon 58 1.4 which is their high end lens. Apparently, the jury is still out. Seems soft and no better than the 50mm 1.4 G. Keep in mind this is just what I have read and seen today. I have not played with one yet. I have the Otus n order :)
Reply from Andrew Paquette on 10-24-13 12:06 PM
I've decided to get it, so now I'm just waiting for it to show up at a store near me. Of course, I am also waiting for the money to appear in my bank, but I can decide on the lens first, right?

AP
Reply from Wojciech Zielinski on 10-24-13 8:49 AM
I believe that Apo-Distagon 1.4/55 will work great with CSC like A7R, without any need of special focusing screen or precious diopter. New Fuji FF camera should make an great pair with Apo-Distagon 1.4/55 too, if it has only enough resolution.
Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 10-23-13 2:35 AM
I am on a waiting list to get the lens to try it out!
On a journey, the OTUS is of course a heavy lens, and most landscape photos are usefully made at medium apertures. No one should expect miracles when the sensor primarily limits the performance. The outstanding performance of the APO-Distagon 55mm are used primarily available at the large apertures up to f/4.0, but there, already also with a 12MP camera, because you do not always think of the highest Resolution.
Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 10-19-13 11:15 PM
The OTUS lens is not for someone just shooting regular images. The camera should have an specially adjusted focusing screen (not simply exchanged) for manual focusing, and an precise diopter set-up to the individual eye capacity, if one wants to see the 100% superb optical qualities wide open at f/stop 1.4! I had already the change of seeing it!
Reply from Jt on 10-17-13 9:07 AM
[quote]z-enthusiast wrote:

The APO 55mm Distagon is only the first lens of an row of new OTUS lenses![/quote]

If I had a good 50, I would use that more often than any other fl. My 50 is a Nikon 1.2 and it is ok. It lacks the punch you get from the zeiss 50mm.14 or 2.0 but it does have lovely bokeh. On the other hand, I don't like the bokeh form the Zeiss 50mm 1.4. So, this new Otus will probably be my primary lens if I can afford it.

Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 10-17-13 1:47 AM
The APO 55mm Distagon is only the first lens of an row of new OTUS lenses!
Reply from Jt on 10-11-13 10:18 PM
[quote]unicomichael wrote:

Having invested in Canon I think first of all I would need a camera that can do it justice...[/quote]

What do yo have? 5DII, III ? All good cameras. I can't wait for it. Kids college funds will be depleted :)
Reply from Michael Gibbs on 10-11-13 4:25 PM
Having invested in Canon I think first of all I would need a camera that can do it justice...
Reply from Johan on 10-10-13 4:07 PM
I will wait for a secondhand (as new) copy. That can take a year. Then I will sell all my other 50mm lenses.
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