ZEISS Has Another Ultra High-Quality Otus Lens in The Works for 2014: An 85mm f/1.4


What’s that? The ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus haunts your dreams when it’s not keeping you up wondering how you’re going to sell a kidney on the black market to afford it? Well then, you might want to ignore this post, because there’s another Otus confirmed for 2014!

The ‘announcement’ was made in a reply to a Facebook comment by an interested user who was wondering if there were more Otus lenses on the way. In response to the user’s query, ZEISS said:


In case you’re not into squinting, here’s what that message says:

Thanks for your question. Yes, there will be other focal lengths in the Otus line. Otus 1.4/55 was only the first lens in a family of lenses. The next Otus lens will be available in 2014: Otus 1.4/85.

There you have it. Admittedly, this is a ‘soft announcement,’ meaning that it’s not a press release with official information. But short of taking the statement back, it seems we’re in for another optically phenomenal and financially trying Otus lens in 2014.

We suggest you start saving now…

(via Mirrorless Rumors)

  • Brian Mac

    Santa is soo good, I just got the 55, it is an amazing lens and there will be more

  • art

    Now a 25 and 35! Or just the 35, dammit! I can shoot a whole movie on 35, 55 and 85.

  • JoeNoName

    For people in here, Andreas refered in the image is SonyAlphaRumor admin, he always brings the trusted good info, keep it up mate!

  • Caca Milis

    Will it be much different to a Zeiss 85mm f1.4 ZA (and adapter), I guess it should be optically similar

  • Eugene Chok

    i hate you :( hehehe just jealous

  • Joe Gunawan

    Oh no, if the Zeiss OTUS optics is definitely higher up than the Zeiss Alpha optics. It’s practically a medium-format lens with a full-frame lens mount. I was able t shoot the 55mm OTUS and the 85mm on the Sony a7R. There is a visible difference in image quality.

  • TheDman113

    Give me something in the low 20mm range and I’ll give you the keys to my bank account, Zeiss!

  • joe

    how about 21mm f/2,8??

  • TheDman113

    In an Otus? Perfect!