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Lens review

Carl Zeiss Otus 85 mm f/1.4

13 October 2014
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing



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The Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 is a completely manual instrument. Fortunately the producer equipped it with a focus ring with a wide working range, providing great comfort and flawless performance. Additionally, you have a depth of field scale, ranging from f/16 to f/2.0, at your disposal.

Carl Zeiss Otus 85 mm f/1.4 - Focusing


The combination of full frame, the 85 mm focal length and the f/1.4 aperture makes the depth of field rather shallow so you need a lot of experience with manual devices in order to manage that lens properly. A good focusing screen in the viewfinder or a focus peaking function in your camera body would also be very welcome.