The Zeiss ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Otus APO Planar for Nikon is a premium fast-aperture, manual-focus prime lens designed for high-resolution Nikon DSLRs. Key features include:
Advanced optical design for exceptional image quality
Excellent low-light performance; shallow depth of field
Manual focus with internal-focusing mechanism
High-quality all-metal build
High-Quality Optics. The Zeiss ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Otus APO Planar for Nikon features the classic symmetric Planar optical formula with an Apochromatic twist. The 85mm f/1.4 Otus uses six anomalous partial-dispersion elements to produce what’s arguably the highest image quality of any currently available photo lens, with virtually no visible optical aberrations. This lens uses an internal-focusing system with a floating-elements design, and image quality remains stellar from its 2.6-ft. minimum focusing distance out to infinity.
High Resolving Power. The Otus line of lenses is designed for high-resolution full-frame DSLRs. The advanced optics produce the highest possible image sharpness across the image plane at all apertures.
Fast Aperture. The f/1.4 aperture provides stellar low-light performance with a shallow depth-of-field.
Premium Build. An all-metal lens housing gives the ZF.2 85mm f/1.4 Otus a premium feel. Its rubberized manual focus ring offers precision focus adjustment and highly visible focus-scale markings that are easy to see even in very low light.
Long Manual-Focus Throw. Please note that this lens has a very long manual-focus throw. Combine this with the portrait focal length and fast f/1.4 aperture, and you’ll end up capturing out-of-focus images if you’re not very careful.