Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Officially Launched

Zeiss 55mm F1.4 Otus Distagon

Though this lens has been in development for some time, Zeiss has finally taken the official wraps off of its 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens. The new lens is available in Nikon and Canon mounts for $3,999. It is expected to ship in November for both mounts.

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Key Features

  • Optimized for Full-Frame Camera Sensors
  • f/1.4 – f/16 Aperture Range
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Lens Coating
  • Floating Elements Design
  • All-Metal Lens Housing
  • Manual Focus, 20″ Close Focus Distance
  • 77mm Filter Thread
  • Highly Visible Yellow Scale Markings

This is the first lens in this new family of Zeiss lenses that is supposed to take optical excellence to the next level. Perhaps we’ll see another lens “in development” at or around PhotoPlus 2013…

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 Lens Available for Pre-Order

B&H Photo has posted that the Zeiss Distagon T 35mm F/1.4 ZF.2 lens is now available for pre-order for the Nikon F Mount version. Here’s the link.

As is custom at B&H, when something is posted for pre-order, it generally means that stock is on the way and almost ready to ship out to customers.  No word on the Canon version yet.