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Lens review

Carl Zeiss Otus 28 mm f/1.4

14 August 2016
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing



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The Zeiss Otus 1.4/28 is a completely manual lens. Fortunately the producers took a proper care of the focus ring – it has a sensible working range and is generally a joy to use. Additionally you are helped by the depth of field scale stretching from f/16 to f/2.8.

Carl Zeiss Otus 28 mm f/1.4 - Focusing


The depth of field is a great advantage, making the usage of the tested lens easier than operating the Otus 1.4/55 and the 1.4/85; still, while using this lens you might also want to have a proper focusing screen. Anyway in the case of the 1.4/28 model setting the focus at 20 meters even at the maximum relative aperture means the DOF stretching from 9.5 meters to infinity.