Zeiss unveils the next Otus – a fast, full-frame 28mm f/1.4

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:18 AM EST

Zeiss has officially unveiled the next lens in its sleek and modern full-frame lineup, the 28mm f/1.4 Otus.

Available in Canon and Nikon mounts, the 28mm f/1.4 Otus follows the same aesthetics as its 55mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses. Unsurprisingly, the new 28mm f/1.4 lens is set to perform just as well as its less-wide siblings, who have already gained a reputation for being some of the sharpest lenses on the market, corner to corner.

The lens is comprised of 16 elements in 13 groups including 2 aspheric elements and 8 elements made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. Its aperture range is f/1.4-f/16 and utilizes a 9-blade aperture diaphragm for that signature smooth bokeh Zeiss glass is known for. 

 
Zeiss' new 28mm f/1.4 shown (middle) alongside its 55mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 siblings.

Zeiss has provided a Flickr album of sample images from the lens to give the world a taste of what’s to come.

Pricing information is yet to be revealed, and Zeiss has only confirmed that it will ship in ‘Spring 2016’, but you might as well start saving – like the rest of the Otus lineup, this thing won’t come cheap. For a full run-down of the specs, head on over to SLR Gear