The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZE Lens is like most Zeiss lenses: it has absolutely astounding image quality with a price tag to match. Is that stunning image quality worth the high price of admission? This great video review seeks to answer that question.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video takes a look at the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 ZE lens. Traditionally, wide aperture, short telephoto portrait lenses have either been 85mm or 135mm, but in the past few years, a few manufacturers have split the difference, including Nikon and Sigma with their respective 105mm f/1.4 offerings. Zeiss' 100mm f/1.4 follows in the tradition of most of their lenses, using a manual focus design and a metal lens barrel and featuring stunning image quality with a matching stratospherically high price. Of course, we all want sharper lenses with creamier bokeh and fewer aberrations, but it's also usually a balancing game with price, but with Zeiss, there is no such compromise, and generally, if you want the absolute best glass for a full frame camera, they're a good place to look. Is it the lens for you? Check out Abbott's review above to hear his full thoughts.