Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Lens - for Nikon F Mount


Dfive

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USD $4000 ! :bigeyes:

No doubt the specs are amazing.... and it's a legend in the making :thumbsup:.... but that price... ouch !!! :cry: :sweat:

I myself love good glass.... In past Ive shot Leica also.... but this is pretty serious price tag.... What your thoughts....... :dunno:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1007600-REG/zeiss_2010_055_55mm_f_1_4_otus_lens.html
http://www.adorama.com/ZI5514ZF2.html

" The ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 stands out with technical features ideal for all-around professional photography with 35mm DSLR cameras

With an imaging performance that has hitherto only been seen with medium format systems, the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 offers ambitious photographers who do not accept any compromises in image quality the possibility for a more compact gear. DSLR cameras with high-resolution 35mm sensors put enormous demands on lenses.

The Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 can deal with these demands thanks to its outstanding sharpness, high image contrast and no visible chromatic aberrations. It creates the highest-possible image quality, even with an open aperture.

The new ZEISS lens is especially suited for advertising, fashion and studio photography, and professional photographers working in these fields will not need to make any compromises in terms of performance and quality. "
 

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if equipped with AF ... it'll be more delicious.
 

TWmilkteaTW

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4k USD is alot money for a 55mm... Deep pocket..yea..kind of.
But..Talking about photography gears..There are so many people with 1DX D3s/x D4 camera and over $4000 lenses (eg. Big telephotos)..and Lecia owner in Singapore or in Clubsnap itself.
 

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Just like I drive Honda someone driving Mercedes. Agreed. Multi thousand lens for birding, for example, can't be compared to multi thousand dollar 55mm lens, IMHO. But to each his own. My Mrs tells me use cell phone can already la! Also true?
 

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Cheap like BMW is cheaper than Ferrari type of cheap? Well there is most expensive, very expensive, more expensive, reasonable, less expensive and then there is cheap! It is cheaper than the Leica but that doesn't make that cheap. For 50mm cheap is AFD f1.8 lens going at $180, like 50mm AFS f1.8 at $280 cheap. I still maintain it is very very deep deep pocket cheap.
 

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Just like I drive Honda someone driving Mercedes. Agreed. Multi thousand lens for birding, for example, can't be compared to multi thousand dollar 55mm lens, IMHO. But to each his own. My Mrs tells me use cell phone can already la! Also true?
Like a beacon in open sea...
 

Hacker

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The Otus is half the price of Leica ASPH and probably better performance, so it's cheap if you can take the weight of 1kg : )
Cheaper than all three Leica 50mm ASPH lenses. It is a bargain from this perspective. :).
 

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