Posts Tagged ‘zeiss’

The ZEISS 85mm f/1.4 Otus is ‘Hands Down’ the Best 85mm Lens DxOMark Has Ever Tested

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No surprises, but perhaps further confirmation for those trying to convince themselves that $4,490 is a reasonable price to pay, DxOMark has officially put the new ZEISS 85mm f/1.4 Otus through the wringer and it has come out the other side the most capable 85mm portrait lens they’ve ever tested. Read more…

Video: Matt Granger Reviews the ZEISS Otus 85mm, and It’s Absolutely Astounding

Matt Granger, one of our favorite photographers/photography educators, was one of the fortunate souls who got to spend the last 4 months putting the newly announced ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 through its paces, and he’s created a video review to show you just why this lens is worth every penny of the $4,490 asking price. Read more…

The ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 Officially Arrives: Mind-Blowing Quality at a Mind-Blowing Price

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As of a couple of hours ago, there’s officially a new ‘world-class’ lens on the market. Touted as another ‘world’s best’ in its category, ZEISS’ 85mm f/1.4 Otus short telephoto lens has arrived. Read more…

85mm ZEISS Otus ‘Confirmed’ for Photokina, First Image Leaked

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The release of the ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus was hailed with wide eyes and meaningful glances at checking account balances, but if you only just saved up enough to afford it, we’ve got some bad news for you: the next Otus lens is about to be released. Read more…

ZEISS Officially Announces Loxia Line of Lenses for Full-Frame E-Mount Cameras

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After a week packed with photo and info leaks about this mysterious line of lenses, ZEISS officially pulled the cover off of its Loxia line of manual focus lenses for the Sony full-frame E-Mount a7, a7R and a7S cameras. Read more…

First Pictures of Zeiss’ Rumored ‘Loxia’ Lenses Leaked, Will Arrive Early Next Week

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Earlier this week we shared the reliable rumor that Zeiss was about to lift the veil on a new ‘Loxia’ lens lineup designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras — at this point limited to the Sony a7, a7r and a7s.

Well, it seems that rumor was true, at least according to these leaked pictures of the 50mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.0 Loxia lenses said to be announced next week. Read more…

Rumor: Zeiss Will Soon Announce the ‘Loxia’ Lens Line for Full-Frame Mirrorless Systems

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Sony full-frame mirrorless users rejoice, because the latest rumors indicate that ZEISS is looking to make your day. Recently trademarked by ZEISS, ‘Loxia’ is believed to be a new line of full-frame lenses designed specifically for mirrorless systems, which, for now, means the Sony a7, a7r and a7s. Read more…

Deals: Save $400 on a Sony A6000 Bundle, Crazy ZEISS Deal Expires This Week

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If you’re in the market for some new gear, be it bodies or glass, this weekend and the coming week hold some enticing deals. Both Sony and Zeiss are getting in on the action, so take a look below and see if either are up your alley. Read more…

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…