Carl Zeiss published a new video on their new high-end 50mm lens: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T*(Zeiss Otus 1.4/55). According to the video this lens is the best fast 50mm lens ever.
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Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Vs. Conventional 50mm lens
Screenshot from the top video (Click the image to see large size)
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Sample Images
You can see all Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 sample images here.
from PCH, Shoot with Nikon D800E.
Lens Optical Design:
|Focal length||55 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.4 – f/16|
|Focusing range||0,5 m (19.68 ″) – ∞|
|Number of elements/groups||12/10|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||43,7° / 36,7° / 24,9°|
|Coverage at close range||246 x 163 mm (9.69 x 6.42″)|
|Filter thread||M77 x 0.75|
|Dimensions (with caps)||ZF.2: 141 mm (5.55 ″)
ZE: 144 mm (5.66″)
|Diameter of focusing ring||ZF.2: 83 mm (3.27″)
ZE: 83 mm (3.27″)
|Weight||ZF.2: 970 g (2.22 lbs)
ZE: 1030 g (2.43 lbs)
|Camera mounts||F Mount (ZF.2)
EF Mount (ZE)
And another video about Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 lens by TheNikonGuy:
This lens wins iF Design Adwards 2013.