Zeiss Lenses

Zeiss Otus 100mm f1.4 review

08 May 2019 Thomas

The Zeiss Otus 100mm f1.4 is a high-end telephoto corrected for full-frame sensors and available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. It’s the fourth in the acclaimed Otus series, joining the 28mm, 55mm and 85mm models, all sharing the same f1.4 focal ratio, manual focusing and uncompromised optics. Find out how it compares to the Sigma 105mm f1.4 ART…

Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF review

11 Mar 2019 Thomas

The Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF is a short standard prime lens designed for Sony e-mount mirrorless cameras. The 40mm focal length falls between more common 35mm and 50mm models, but is closer to ‘normal’ coverage on a full-frame system, while the close focusing distance makes it more useful than many rivals. Find out if it’s for you in our…

Zeiss 25mm Batis f2 review

04 Feb 2019 Thomas

The Zeiss 25mm f2.0 Batis is a wide-angle prime lens designed for Sony’s mirrorless cameras, delivering a popular field-of-view that’s wider than 28mm without the distortion related to even wider options. In my review I’ve compared it against Sony’s more expensive but faster FE 24mm f1.4, as well as the Sigma 24mm f1.4 ART and Zeiss Otus 28mm for good…

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 review

04 Dec 2018 Thomas

The Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 is a short telephoto prime lens for Sony’s e-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s a perfect lens for portraits, weddings or events whether mounted on a full-frame or a cropped body and includes optical stabilisation. Find out how it compares to Sony’s 85mm lenses in Thomas’s review!

Zeiss Apo Sonnar 135mm f2 review

01 Aug 2016 Thomas

The Zeiss 135mm f2.0 Apo Sonnar is one of the best 135/2.0 lenses available. It delivers beautiful-looking images with crisp contrast and very fine resolution across the board, even with the aperture opened to f2.0. And this performance is coupled with a tank-like build-quality.But the price-tag of 1800 USD/EUR means that any negative aspects of this lens come under…

Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 review

16 Feb 2016 Thomas

The Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4 is a wide-angle lens and the third model in the much acclaimed Otus family. So expectations are very high, matching the incredibly high price tag of 4500 EUR which makes it the most expensive lens of this series so far.Like its longer siblings the new Otus is available with Canon mount "ZE" and…

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 review

25 Oct 2014 Thomas

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is a short telephoto lens that follows the much acclaimed Otus 55mm. With the first Otus, Zeiss made ambitious claims for performance that were delivered in practice, albeit at a high price and with manual focus only (see my Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 review). So expectations for the second model in the series are…

Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 review

05 Feb 2014 Thomas

The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus is a standard lens with ambitious goals and a price tag to match, claiming to offer 'truly spectacular, world-class performance without compromise'. Announced in 2012, but only released in November 2013, it certainly took a long time to complete.The Otus 1.4/55, as Zeiss refers to it, is actually the company's third "standard" lens for full-frame…

Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8

14 May 2013 Gordon Laing

Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 review in progress The Carl Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 is a standard prime lens designed for mirror-less system cameras. It's available in two versions for either the Sony NEX or Fujifilm X-mounts, and when fitted to either…

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 review

14 May 2013 Gordon Laing

Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 review in progressThe Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 is a wide-angle prime lens designed for mirror-less system cameras. It's available in two versions for either the Sony NEX or Fujifilm X-mounts, and when fitted to either system, the lens delivers an 18mm equivalent field of view, making it the widest prime lens available for either format.Touit,…

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