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Down to earth Zeiss Otus 85 review.

By Jt

[size=17]Have a look at my down to earth hands on review of the Zeiss Otus 85mm. http://jorgetorralba.com/2014/09/11/zeiss-otus-85mm-f1-4-hands-on/[/size]
http://zeissimages.com/gallery/4/sml_U4I1410410287.SEQ.0.jpg

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Reply from Wolf Rainer Schmalfuss on 10-1-14 9:28 AM
Hi Dan, you're right, pricewise, Zeiss is not Leica! But the optical capacities can match at anytimes, which I've seen at the Photokina, where a lot of M9 and MM users wearing ZM glasses on their cameras! The new ZM 1,4/35mm will for sure, eat again Leica's lunch!
Reply from Dan Ortego on 09-13-14 2:32 PM
This comment regarding age and eyes could have been written directly from my own mind. The ZA auto-focus glass is the ONLY reason I switched from my Leica gear to Sony in 2011. Still, I miss my hard chrome Leica primes and deeply regret selling them, despite that I can't manual focus well enough to justify it.

The Zeiss is no Leica but close enough when used on my A900. I just purchased that one refurbished ZA24 that was widely advertised on the web for the past few days. This adds to my ZA135 and ZA50 so I'm Okay with that. If Monday's event shows the new ZA85 SSM, then that will finally replenish my lost inventory from my Leica days.

Insomuch as this fantastic Otus, all I can say is WOW and NO WAY! Even if I could afford it I wouldn't be able to effectively use it. Still, it reminds me of my former 50 Lux' but even better. Damn this hobby anyway. Thanks a lot for posting a great review!

Regards,
Dan
Reply from Jt on 09-11-14 3:25 AM
Here is an embeded page to the review.

[wp]http://jorgetorralba.com/2014/09/11/zeiss-otus-85mm-f1-4-hands-on[/wp]
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