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

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Weight 2.65 lb (1.2 kg)
Filter Thread Front:86 mm x 1.0 mm Pitch
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.98 x 4.88" (101 x 124 mm)


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 28.24°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.62' (80 cm)
Focal Length 85mm
Elements/Groups 11/9
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.7
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF


Autofocus No
Expert Reviews
Slr lens and camera reviews.33034498
3 September 2011

Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE, along with its ZF.2 version for Nikon, is one of a handful new SLR lenses that Carl Zeiss started manufacturing after the demise of Contax relationship with Kyocera.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
29 June 2017

I already praised this lens in an earlier review. I'm posting this just to show how it handles severe flare conditions.I post two pictures below, one taken with the Canon 85 mm f1.2 and the other with the Otus 85. There is nothing more to say.

B h photo.32817553
3 April 2016

Excellent lens. Flawless as advertised.

B h photo.32817553
2 June 2015

I purchased the Zeiss 85 Otus after great disappointment with Canon's EF 85mm f/1.2. The autofocus reliability and edge sharpness on Canon's lens was mediocre at best.I decided to get the best on the market and I am NOT DISSAPOINTED! I rarely took Canon's 85mm below f2.0 for sharpness reasons.

B h photo.32817553
24 March 2015

I bought this for portrait, landscape, and architecture photos. It is very expensive, but every reviewer says that. It is fun to use...I'm a novice at manual shooting, but with my Nikon 810, it's a breeze. I took a few pictures in Chicago this weekend...and it was sharp and accurate.

B h photo.32817553
7 March 2015

Yes, it has incredible resolution and contrast. You can find specs on this and reviews elsewhere. However, having used the lens for three months now, the most significant feature of the lens which puts it head and shoulders above other fine lenses is its astonishing lack of flare.

Product Highlights
  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/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
In The Box
  • Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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