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|Weight||2.13 lb (970 g)|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 3.64 x 5.55" (9.25 x 14.10 cm)|
|Filter Thread||77 mm|
|Angle of View||43.7°|
|Format Compatibility||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor|
|Camera Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/1.4 - 16|
|Diaphragm Blades||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:7|
|Magnification||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.7" (.50 m)|
|Operating/Storage Temperature||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
A number of the good applications for this lens include people as subjects. A 55mm lens used on a full frame body is modestly too wide angle for tightly framed head shot portraits (for my taste), but 55mm is very nice for less-tightly-framed head and shoulders, partial body and full body portraits.
Photo above: To make this image of a nautilus shell on black velvet, I stopped my Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 down to f/16 and used a shutter speed of 1/8 of a second with the camera mounted on my tripod.
Designed with the highest performance in mind, the Otus range is expensive, bulky and heavy. But, billed as “The best standard lens in the world” on the Zeiss website, let's see how this 55mm f/1.4 stands up to this brave and unequivocal claim, and especially if the price tag can be justified for a...
The Zeiss Otus APO Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4 ZF (Nikon) and ZE (Canon) large-aperture, full-frame normal lenses are the largest and among the most expensive lenses in its class. While the $3,999 street price induces sticker shock, it calmed us to recall that it still costs several hundred dollars less...
I took a lot of images with this lens over the family Christmas gathering and was greatly impressed with the quality. When reviewing the images on the back of my D810, they appear more colorful and contrasty than my other lenses. They almost appear as if they've already been processed in lightroom.
Consistent Output, Durable, Great image quality, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Heavy, Slow Focus
by now you've likely heard hyperbole after hyperbole about this lens. and now here comes another. before we get to the guts, my kit (and frame of reference) includes: nikon d810, sigma 35mm art, nikon 14-24, nikon 24-70, nikon 70-200 2.8 VR, nikon 85mm 1.4.