Last Updated on 09/16/2014 by Chris Gampat
There were rumors of a new Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Otus lens floating around the web, and if you’re a forum lurker hoping to bite your lip and close your eyes to the chart readings then you’ll probably be a bit disappointed. The reason for that is because the new Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM lens was designed for Leica M mount cameras. It has been unveiled today at Photokina 2014.
As it is though, 35mm f1.4 lenses are very highly sought after in the M mount world with Leica releasing a redesign of theirs a couple of years ago. The new Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM lens features a T* anti-reflective lens coasting, 10 blade aperture, 1/3 stop adjustment, and ergonomic finger rest,
We’re very curious about how this will perform on cameras like the Sony A7r or the Fujifilm XT1. But at $2,290 this is a bit more than we can swallow. Tech specs are after the jump.
|Focal length||35 mm|
|Aperture range||f/1.4 – f/16|
|Focusing range||0,7 m (27.56’’) – ∞|
|Number of elements/groups||10 / 7|
|Image ratio at close range||1 : 16.9|
|Coverage at close range||609,52 mm x 406,34 mm (24.00‘‘ x 16.00‘‘)|
|Angular field, diag./horiz./vert.||62,15° / 53,40° / 36,99°|
|Filter||M49 x 0.75|
|Dimensions (with caps)||87,3 mm (3.30‘‘)|
|Weight||381 g / 13.4 oz.|