Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZE for Canon

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZE for Canon

Code: 2010056    Brand: Zeiss   
  • Optimized for Full-Frame Camera Sensors
  • f/1.4 - f/16 Aperture Range
  • Floating Elements Design
  • All-Metal Lens Housing
  • Manual Focus, 20 Close Focus Distance
  • 77mm Filter Thread
APN: 4047865400893
Supplier Code: 2010056

The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Canon EF Mount Lens is a standard focal length premium lens optimized for full-format DSLR camera sensors. A wide maximum aperture combined with Zeiss renowned optical glass and lens coating allow the 55mm f/1.4 to transmit an impressive degree of detail and color rendition even in low light situations. A floating element design equips the lens for consistent image quality, minimal aberration and field distortion throughout the focus range.

The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Canon EF Mount Lens is originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.


The Ultimate in image contrast

Aberrations caused by extreme differences between shadows and highlights are particularly obvious in images captured at night. Thanks to the outstanding correction of lateral chromatic aberration, the floodlit facade is reproduced with absolute perfection.

No colour fringing

Sources of light located in front of or behind the plane of focus present particular challenges to every lens. In the case of the ZEISS Otus, longitudinal chromatic aberration is so low that practically no colour fringing occurs.


The medium format look

Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the ZEISS Otus exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards photographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.


Because this lens is an apochromat, chromatic aberrations (axial chromatic aberations) are corrected with elements of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion. The chromatic aberrations are therefore significantly below the defined limits. Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of color artifacts.


Aspherical design

The aspherical lens design ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focusing range as well as sharpness to the periphery of the image. The asphere's more complex surface profile can reduce or eliminate spherical aberration and also reduce other optical aberrations compared to a simple lens.


Focal length

55 mm

Aperture range

f/1.4 – f/16

Camera mount

Canon EF-Mount (ZE)

Format compatibility

Full Frame

Focusing range

0,5 m (19.68") – ∞

Free working distance

0,33 m (13.2") – ∞

Angular field (diag. | horiz. | vert.)

44° / 37° / 25°

Diameter of image field

43 mm (1.69")

Coverage at close range (MOD)

246 x 163 mm (9.69 x 6.42")

Image ratio at minimum object distance

1 : 6.8

Lens elements | groups

12 / 10

Flange focal distance

ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")

Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)

101 mm (3.50")

Filter thread

M77 x 0.75

Rotation angle of focusing ring


Diameter max.

ZF.2: 92 mm (3.64")

Diameter of focusing ring

ZF.2: 83 mm (3.27")

Length (with lens caps)

ZF.2: 141 mm (5.55")

Length (without lens caps)

ZF.2: 125 mm (4.93")


ZF.2: 970 g (2.22 lbs)


Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Lens for Canon EF Mount
Lens Hood
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap

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