Posts Tagged ‘zeiss’

DxOMark: The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens ‘Comes Seriously Close’ to the Otus

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We have our own Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens on the way for full review, but until then it’s interesting to see what some of the big names in gear review are saying about this optical beast and how it compares to the Otus it was meant to compete with.

Today, one of the biggest of those reviewers, DxOMark, released the results of its tests — and news is good if you’re planning to pick one of these beauties up. Read more…

Sigma Slaps a $950 Price Tag on the 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens, Shocks Us All

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The first reviews have been clear: the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens delivers quality on par with the exceptional $4,000 ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus. That’s no small feat, but just how impressive that fact was revolved entirely around what the company decided to price the lens. Well the answer is finally official, and it’s going to blow some minds.

You’ll be able to get Otus-quality PLUS autofocus for, get this, only $950! Read more…

Sigma 50mm Matches the Otus in Almost All Tests, Said to Cost One-Fourth as Much

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Just days after publishing their glowing review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens that ranked it leaps and bounds ahead of the Canon and Nikon competition, SLRgear finally got their hands on the ZEISS Otus for comparison.

And it seems ZEISS will have to work hard to justify the rumored price difference between those two lenses… Read more…

Sigma Staff Says 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Will ‘Probably’ Arrive in Two Months

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According to Photo Rumors, one of their readers spoke to a Sigma rep at the Photography Show in Birmingham and was told that the much-anticipated 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens will make landfall in about two months time. Read more…

Sigma 50mm DG HSM Art Lens Tested, See How it Stacks Up Against the Otus

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Sigma made quite a splash at CES this year when the company not only announced that a 50mm f/1.4 lens would be added to its superb Art series, but claimed that this lens would be so good that its competition wouldn’t be Nikon or Canon, but the indisputably exceptional $4,000 ZEISS Otus.

Well, thanks to the website Xitek and their recently posted lens test results, we finally get to see if the 50mm’s bite measures up to its bark. Read more…

Review: Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus, Beauty and a Beast

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The Zeiss Otus is easily the biggest DSLR 55mm currently available. I say currently, because I’m sure in some lab in the depths of upper Siberia a technician made a 50mm the size of a small child, just because. But the Otus shouldn’t surprise us, Zeiss will never shy away from the pursuit of image quality at the expensive of “convenience.” Read more…

First Short Film Shot with the 55mm ZEISS Otus Shows Off the Lens’ Superb Quality

Our reviewer Colin Peddle is currently the envy of the rest of the PetaPixel staff (including, wouldn’t you know it, the Editor in Chief) because he gets to play around with the ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus that has everybody in the photography world salivating.

Well, this video won’t help with all the salivating, so get a napkin ready. Put together by photographer and cinematographer August Bradley, it’s the first ever short film shot with the $4,000 lens and does a great job showing off what a scharf lens it really is. Read more…

Australian Website Lists Price of Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 Otus Competitor at $1,350

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We know Sigma’s recently-announced 50mm f/1.4 Art Series lens is supposed to be good, great even. In fact, it’s supposed to be so good that it competes on the same level as the ZEISS Otus that we’ve heard so much about (and may or may not be reviewing as I type this).

The question on everybody’s mind, then, is “how much will this beast cost?” Thanks to an Australian website, we now have an idea. Read more…

DxOMark Rates Zeiss 55mm FE for Sony A7/A7R as Best Autofocus Lens Ever

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Camera weenies can argue until they drop about subjective qualities like bokeh yumminess or ergonomics. For the folks who like to stick with numbers, however, there’s software maker and testing titan DxOMark, which recently declared the Zeiss 55mm FE the best autofocus lens it’s ever tested. Read more…

ZEISS Adds 50mm f/2.8 Portrait/Macro Lens to Its APS-C Touit Lineup

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ZEISS is touting its latest release as a “perfect” portrait lens with serious Macro chops to boot — a 50mm, f/2.8 model for APS-C cameras sporting Sony E and Fuji X mounts. Read more…