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Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens for Canon

Achieve perfection in optical performance with the Zeiss Otus lens. This world-class lets you capture the finer details and textures whilst beautifully isolating the subject matter from its background. Thanks to its large f/1.4 aperture, this quality lens is ideal for studio photography and for shooting portraits. 

The Short Tele Lens

An absolute highlight for those who appreciate the finer details - in a lens that also offers you all the creative freedoms you could possibly desire. With the Zeiss Otus® 1.4/85, you can look forward to sublime performance in almost every possible photographic situation. The Zeiss Otus f/1.4 85mm is a superlative lens in every respect – just like every other focal length in the unique Zeiss Otus family. A lens designed and constructed with the comprehensive expertise and vast experience of Zeiss.

Features in portraits and finest details in textures are not the only things reproduced in perfect quality by the Carl Zeiss 85mm lens. Its extremely large initial aperture is simply ideal for isolating subjects from their backgrounds, which is why it is one of the best lenses for shooting portraits. At the same time, the Otus 1.4/85 is far more than a portrait lens. Take advantage of its high speed for available light photography, its moderate angle of view for landscapes or its close focusing distance for reproductions. The optical correction of the Otus 1.4/85 completely eliminates almost all possible forms of aberration – and makes every picture you take as exciting as the first, even after thousands of exposures.


  • EF mount lens / Full frame format
  • Aperture range: f/1.4-16
  • One aspherical element
  • Six anomalous partial dispersion elements
  • Apochromatic, planar optical design
  • Floating element system
  • Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating
  • Internal focus; Manual focus design
  • All-metal barrel, yellow scale markings
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm


Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberrations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of colour artefacts.

The ultimate in image contrast

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 floodlit facade is reproduced with absolute perfection.

No colour fringing

Sources of light located in front of or behind the plane of focus present particular challenges to every lens. In the case of Zeiss Otus lenses, longitudinal chromatic aberration is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs.

The medium format look

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

Aspherical design

The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.


Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Barrel Type
Anodised metal barrel
Camera Mount
Canon EF-mount (ZE)
Minimum Focus Distance
80 cm
Image Stabilisation
Filter Thread
86 mm
1.14 kg
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