I recently reviewed the Zeiss Otus 85mm 1.4 T* lens. It is fantastically good - you can see the review here.

 So, a super premium and expensive lens performs great - not a huge surprise right? How does it compare to the other options in the market?

To find out, I pitted the 85mm Otus against the Canon 85mm 1.2L, the  Nikkor 85mm 1.4g and the Sigma 85mm 1.4 EX DG.

 Check out the video below and the higher res images below.


The images below are jpegs, but at lower compression, sized to 1920 on long edge. You can click or save them for full size.

Let's kick things off with 100% crops of a fluffy toy! Below are all the shots side by side - shot at f1.4



100% crop comparison - see individual results below. First up the Nikkor 1.4g



Below is the Sigma 1.4


Below is the Canon 1.2L @ 1.4


Below is the Otus 1.4 on the Nikon D800e


Below is the Otus 1.4 on the Canon 5Dii



Here are some more, check out the black to white contrast ratio. First up the Nikkor 1.4g

nikon 1 of 1

Below is the Sigma 1.4

sigma 1 of 1

Below is the Canon 1.2L @ 1.4 - note the purple hue in the blurred black text... not a great result.

canon 2 of 2

Below is the Otus 1.4

otus 1 of 1


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