Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 DxOMark Tested: World’s Best 85mm Lens Ever

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DxOMark has just tested the new announced Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO Planar T* lens. From the result, we can see this lens is world’s best 85mm lens, only one point below world’s best lens Zeiss Otus 1.4/55.

See the test result below:

Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 on Nikon D800E:



Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 on Canon EOS 5D Mark III:



Nikon Mount: Otus 1.4/85 Vs. Otus 1.4/55 Vs. APO Sonanr T* 2/135:



Canon Mount: Otus 1.4/85 Vs. Otus 1.4/55 Vs. EF 85mm f/1.2L II



Conclusion from DxOMark:

The new Otus 85mm is without question the most desirable and best performing 85mm portrait lens available but at $4,490 it’s not for those without deep pockets. It’s also rather large and bulky (although it’s remarkably well balanced on the D800 models), and it lacks the convenience of autofocus. While that may not be an issue for most enthusiasts or professionals (particularly as AF is at best difficult with f1.4 models) it’s likely to further limit its appeal, even if the real reason is obvious.


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