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Otus 1.4/28

Uncompromising performance across the entire image field makes this full-frame lens unique and sets new standards among wide-angle focal lengths. Raise your photos to a totally new dimension by capturing even the tiniest details of your subject.

Otus 1.4/28

The world's best wide-angle lens

Otus 1.4/28

The world's best wide-angle lens

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    ZEISS Otus 1.4/28

    The world's best wide-angle lens.

    Like all focal lengths of the unique ZEISS Otus® family, the Otus 1.4/28 is in a class all of its own. A lens that incorporates the extensive know-how and all the experience of ZEISS.
    Use the Otus® 1.4/28 from ZEISS and experience the quality and look of a medium format lens. Whether you are shooting landscape, architecture or interiors, during the day or at night – this lens will provide you with high resolution and outstanding definition regardless of the situation. It is purely and simply the world's best wide-angle lens.
    The optical correction of the Otus 1.4/28 prevents practically any aberration you can think of. It will just keep on fascinating you – even after many years of use and also on high-resolution systems.

    Technical specifications:

    Focal length 28 mm
    Aperture range f/1.4 – f/16
    Focusing range 0,30 m (11.81”) – ∞
    Number of elements/groups 16 / 13
    Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 75° / 65° / 46°
    Coverage at close range 203 x 134 mm (7.99 x 5.27″)
    Filter thread M95 x 1,00
    Dimensions (with caps) ZF.2: 152,0 mm (5.98‘‘)
    ZE: 154,0 mm (6.06‘‘)
    Weight ZF.2: 1350 g (47.62 oz)
    ZE: 1390 g (49.03 oz) 
    Camera mounts F Mount (ZF.2)
    EF Mount (ZE)


    Otus 1.4/28

    In SLR systems, when extremely large image angles are needed, the distance between the rear element and the image plane must be considerably longer than the focal length – the original field of application of Distagon lenses. This advanced retrofocus design can also be put to outstanding use in modern, highly corrected lenses with longer focal lengths.

    Distagon with 16 lens elements in 13 groups
    Lens with aspheric surface
    Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
    "Floating Elements" design


    Otus 1.4/28

    The ultimate in image contrast

    Aberrations caused by extreme differences between shadows and highlights are particularly obvious in images captured at night. Thanks to the outstanding correction of lateral chromatic aberration, the floodlit facade is reproduced with absolute perfection.

    The medium format look

    Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the ZEISS Otus exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards photographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.

    Aspherical design

    The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.


    Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of color artifacts.

    Virtually distortion-free optics

    Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles – ZEISS lenses open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape.  This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.

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    Otus 1.4/28

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    Otus 1.4/28

    Otus 1.4/28 on tour with Iron Maiden
    Gear | 2016-07-18 19:32:41 |

    Otus 1.4/28 on tour with Iron Maiden

    by John McMurtrieI get asked to try new photographic kit more frequently these days but the majority of offers I pass on because I love the equipment I use and I firmly believe in the expression ‘if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it!’!But when I was asked if I wanted to try out the new ZEISS  ...


    The furthest corners
    Photographic Genres | 2016-07-13 11:56:05 |

    The furthest corners

    Even as a child Werner van Steen used to spend time in the dark room with his father, who was an enthusiastic hobby photographer. And as a teenager, Werner, who meanwhile had become a passionate mountain climber, always had a small camera with him to document his climbing adventures. In his mid-20s ...


    Painting with light
    Gear | 2016-06-16 14:02:42 |

    Painting with light

    When photographers talk about light art photography, one name always comes up: JanLeonardo Wöllert, these days known by his artist’s name JanLeonardo. He didn’t invent light painting, but for the last ten years he has lifted this fascinating genre to a higher professional level thanks to his creative ...


    Astrophotography Tips, especially with ZEISS Otus 1.4/28
    Gear | 2016-05-17 14:22:27 |

    Astrophotography Tips, especially with ZEISS Otus 1.4/28

    by Lloyd Chambers, diglloyd.comTip: star images should be viewed at full size in order to see the differences discussed (open in a separate browser window). On a Retina or HiDPI display, the images should be scaled appropriately so that actual pixels is viewed; ...


    Sharpen your view with blur
    Gear | 2016-05-13 13:56:23 |

    Sharpen your view with blur

    In the opinion of Ralph Koch, the Otus 1.4/28 is a very uncompromising representative of its lens type: it creates images with details that have the highest possible focus – in every angle, with excellent radiance across the entire image, and with no discolorations at ...


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    Otus 1.4/28

    "The Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 is a wide-angle lens and the third model in the much acclaimed Otus family..."


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