Zeiss’s New 55mm f1.4 Receives Some Serious Hype


Zeiss has been known to deliver some serious optical performance. We reported on their lens chart results a while back from DXOMark and now it seems like they’re trying to push the performance even more. When they announced their 55mm f1.4, they stated that it was designed for Full Frame DSLR with extremely high megapixel counts.

We had the chance to play with the lens a while ago at Photo Plus, and it is very much something that the company would produce. Zeiss has produced a creative marketing video talking with the lens’s designer about the optic. The charts he mentions and showcases are the exact same results that we saw in our meeting with Zeiss.

But in terms of optical performance, they’re absolutely correct. As an owner of Sigma’s 50mm f1.4 (one of the latest and best) I can attest to the fact that this new lens from Zeiss nearly destroys anything else out there. I’ve also been a user of Leica, Canon, Nikon, and more. Nothing comes close.

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