Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 for Nikon

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 for Nikon

Code: 2040293    Brand: Zeiss   
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Six Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • Apochromatic, Planar Optical Design
  • Floating Element System
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • All-Metal Barrel, Yellow Scale Markings
APN: 4047865400923
Supplier Code: 2040293

The ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 is a superlative lens in every respect – just like every other focal length in the unique ZEISS Otus family. A lens designed and constructed with the comprehensive expertise and vast experience of ZEISS.

Features in portraits and finest details in textures are not the only things reproduced in perfect quality by the Otus 1.4/85. Its extremely large initial aperture is simply ideal for isolating subjects from their backgrounds. At the same time, the Otus 1.4/85 is far more than a portrait lens. Take advantage of its high speed for available light photography, its moderate angle of view for landscapes or its close focusing distance for reproductions.

The optical correction of the Otus 1.4/85 completely eliminates almost all possible forms of aberration – and makes every picture you take as exciting as the first, even after thousands of exposures.

The Planar lens design is the most successful – and most frequently copied – camera lens design of all time. Modifications to the tried-and-tested six-lens basic type ensure that it achieves the high imaging quality required by modern sensors. Lenses with a Planar optical design enable consistent performance across a large range of image scales – the key requirement for universal macro-lenses.


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

85 mm

Aperture range

f/1.4 – f/16

Camera mountNikon F

Nikon F

Format compatibility

Full Frame

Focusing range

0,8 m (31.50") - ∞

Free working distance

0,65 m (25.59") - ∞

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

28° / 24° / 16°

Diameter of image field

43 mm (1.69")

Coverage at close range (MOD)

279 mm x 186 mm (10.97" x 7.31")

Image ratio at minimum object distance

1 : 7.7

Lens elements | groups

11 / 9

Flange focal distance

ZF.2: 47 mm (1.83)

Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)

90 mm (3.54)

Filter thread

M86 x 1.00

Rotation angle of focusing ring


Diameter max.

ZF.2: 101 mm (3.98")

Diameter of focusing ring

ZF.2: 92 mm (3.62")

Length (with lens caps)

ZF.2: 138 mm (5.43")

Length (without lens caps)

ZF.2: 122 mm (4.80")


ZF.2: 1140g (2.51 lbs)


Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F Mount
Front and Rear Lens Caps
Lens Hood

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