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ZEISS Otus Lenses

Unmatched Sharpness and Contrast.

ZEISS Otus lenses were originally designed to meet the needs of demanding still photographer looking for the best image result even when shooting the lens at the largest aperture of f/1.4. With 4K productions becoming the new industry standard ZEISS Otus lenses are the first choice for ambitious filmmakers. Exceptional high contrast, practically no color fringes, no distortion and a high aperture of f/1.4 in all three lenses in the lens family make ZEISS Otus masterpiece.

The Otus lenses are ZEISS's powerful answer to the fast changing development in modern camera technology. Otus lenses are the perfect match for large sensors like RED Weapon due to their full frame (24 x 36mm) coverage as well as their incredible high resolving power.

Thanks to their extremely smooth internal focus mechanism along with a very long focus throw ZEISS Otus lenses offer a great solution for a professional cinematography set up for instance with follow focus systems. Otus lenses are the option for people who do not want to compromise in image quality. Let the only limitation be your imagination.

  • ZEISS Otus Lenses - The pinnacle of over 125 years of expertise and experience in optical and mechanical excellence
    The pinnacle of over 125 years of expertise and experience in optical and mechanical excellence
  • ZEISS Otus Lenses - ZEISS Otus Lenses are available in a custom-designed transport case
    ZEISS Otus Lenses are available in a custom-designed transport case
  • ZEISS Otus Lenses - Specially designed for modern cameras with high-resolution
    Specially designed for modern cameras with high-resolution

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ZEISS Otus Lenses - Ultimate in image contrast

Ultimate in image contrast

ZEISS Otus Lenses

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 all three lenses in the Otus lens family handle these difficult lighting conditions with absolute perfection.

  • Coherent & consistent image quality across the entire ZEISS Otus lens family
  • Smooth and cinematic bokeh
  • Optimized ghosts and flare control of all ZEISS Otus Lenses

6K and above resolution capability

ZEISS Otus Lenses

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

  • Uncompromising performance across the entire image field
  • Full-frame sensor coverage
  • Elaborate optical corrections make for substantially less time spent in image processing and in post-production

ZEISS Otus Lenses - 6K and above resolution capability

ZEISS Otus Lenses - High-quality workmanship

High-quality workmanship

ZEISS Otus Lenses

Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS Otus lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing user experience.

  • Long focus throw & barrel rotation for precision
  • Additional de-click feature (ZF.2) for smooth aperture control
  • Modern and ergonomic product design
    Mount: MOD
Filter size
Full Frame1) Super 351) APS-C1) MFT1)
ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2 0.15 m 135.0 mm 108.9 mm 1350 g 95 mm 65.4 47.9 45.7 34.3
Datasheet ZE 0.15 m 137.0 mm 108.9 mm 1390 g 95 mm
65.4 47.9 45.7 34.3
ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 0.33 m 125.3 mm 92.4 mm 970 g 77 mm 36.2 25.5 24.2 17.9
Datasheet ZE 0.33 m 127.3 mm 92.4 mm 1030 g 77 mm 36.2 25.5 24.2 17.9
ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 ZF.2 0.80 m 122.0 mm 101.0 mm 1140 g 86 mm 23.9
16.7 15.8 11.6
 Datasheet ZE 0.80 m 124.0 mm 101.0 mm 1200 g 86 mm 23.9 16.7 15.8 11.6

1) horizontal angle of view

ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

Cleaning Products


From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained.

ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

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ZEISS Accessories - Filter



These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

  • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
  • Can be used with a lens shade
  • Available in all standard sizes

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ZEISS Lens Gear - Overview

ZEISS Lens Gear

Attached in a flash

ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. The ZEISS Lens Gears are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large..

They are supplied with a rubbercovered band, the GumGum, which features an adhesive surface. This means the inner diameter can be reduced according to the lens diameter, thus supporting multiple lenses. The GumGum also protects against scratches and other damage to the focus ring of the lens.

ZEISS Lens Gear

Four different sizes:

Size Diameter
Mini 62 – 69 mm
60 – 67 mm (with GumGum)
Small 71 – 77 mm
69 – 75 mm (with GumGum)
Medium 78 – 84 mm
76 – 82 mm (with GumGum)
Large 86 – 93 mm
84 – 91 mm (with GumGum)

ZEISS Lens Gear - Detail

Holding one ring firmly, turn the other clockwise to attach the lens and counter-clockwise to remove it.

ZEISS Lens Gear

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  • Quick mounting – no tools needed
  • Made of lightweight aluminum
  • Hardened surface coating
  • Features a 0.8 pitched gear
  • Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
  • No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out
Lens ZEISS Lens Gear ZF.2 ZE E
ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 Large
ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 Medium
ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 Large
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 Medium
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 Small (with GumGum)
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21 Small (with GumGum)
ZEISS Milvus 2/35 Mini
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 Medium
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85
ZEISS Milvus 2/135 Large (with GumGum)
ZEISS Milvus 2/50M Medium (with GumGum)
ZEISS Milvus 2/100M Not useful*
ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21
Mini with GumGum
ZEISS Loxia 2/35
Mini with GumGum
ZEISS Loxia 2/50
Mini with GumGum
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 Mini (with GumGum)    
Gear | 2016-02-23 13:14:42 |

Sony A7 camera series and ZEISS Otus lenses – Perfect for narrative filmmaking

The ZEISS Otus lenses are the pinnacle of over 125 years of expertise and experience in optical and mechanical excellence. Only the best materials and the highest quality glass were good enough for lenses that were designed, at every stage, with one single thought in mind: to offer the highest possible performance.Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the Otus lenses exploit the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors. They reward cinematographers with images characterized by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details. The large focus throw allows for very precise focusing even when shooting with at the largest aperture of f/1.4. The ZEISS Otus lenses will also delivery the amazing results when shooting in 4K resolution. Otus lenses are ...

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ZEISS Otus in Focus
Ambassadors | 2016-01-29 15:26:58 |

ZEISS Otus in Focus

These last few years have been a very special imaging journey. Camera and lens technology has advanced greatly while I've been presented with some unprecedented shooting opportunities around the globe. The clear focus for much of my motion and still work as of late has been to create the highest possible quality image while maintaining a sense of artistry to the frame. That concept is pretty much what attracted me to the first ZEISS Otus lens. Now that the Otus line-up has expanded to three focal lengths I thought I'd share a few thoughts and images from the ZEISS Otus 1.4/28, Otus 1.4/55, and Otus 1.4/85 lenses as they are three of the most extraordinary lenses I've used in some time. ...

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Comparing the best
Know-How | 2015-12-22 14:59:11 |

Comparing the best

Does camera A work better with lens B or lens C? When photographers talk about the optimal equipment to create perfect images, the discussion can go beyond the facts and become very opinionated. The differences between world-class lenses are too minimal to be recognized with the naked eye. Or perhaps not? Bill Heuberger, a people and fashion photographer in New York, decided to find out.In a meticulously planned comparison test (“The preparation alone took several days”), Heuberger shot the same motifs with the same camera but different lenses: the Milvus 1.4/50, the Planar T* 1.4/50 and the Otus 1.4/55. These are all excellent lenses from the ZEISS portfolio. According to Heuberger, all three made fantastic pictures, yet it was still possible to detect differences between them. ...

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Gear | 2015-10-13 21:46:29 |

NEW ZEISS Otus 1.4/28: The world's best wide-angle lens – watch our video with Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses.

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.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 ...

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ZEISS Otus Lenses - Broschure



ZEISS Otus Lenses - Datasheets


ZEISS Otus Lenses (PDF · English · 4 Pages)

ZEISS Lenses - Capture Cinema


Capture Cinema: Cine-style images with ZEISS lenses for independent filmmakers

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ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased. 

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