ZEISS Otus Lenses

Unmatched Sharpness and Contrast.

ZEISS Otus lenses were originally designed to meet the needs of demanding still photographer looking for the best image result even when shooting the lens at the largest aperture of f/1.4. With 4K productions becoming the new industry standard ZEISS Otus lenses are the first choice for ambitious filmmakers. Exceptional high contrast, practically no color fringes, no distortion and a high aperture of f/1.4 in all three lenses in the lens family make ZEISS Otus masterpiece.

The Otus lenses are ZEISS's powerful answer to the fast changing development in modern camera technology. Otus lenses are the perfect match for large sensors like RED Weapon due to their full frame (24 x 36mm) coverage as well as their incredible high resolving power.

Thanks to their extremely smooth internal focus mechanism along with a very long focus throw ZEISS Otus lenses offer a great solution for a professional cinematography set up for instance with follow focus systems. Otus lenses are the option for people who do not want to compromise in image quality. Let the only limitation be your imagination.

  • Features
    ZEISS Otus Lenses - Ultimate in image contrast

    Ultimate in image contrast

    ZEISS Otus Lenses

    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 all three lenses in the Otus lens family handle these difficult lighting conditions with absolute perfection.

    • Coherent & consistent image quality across the entire ZEISS Otus lens family
    • Smooth and cinematic bokeh
    • Optimized ghosts and flare control of all ZEISS Otus Lenses
    ZEISS Otus Lenses - 6K and above resolution capability

    8K and above resolution capability

    ZEISS Otus Lenses

    Thanks to its exceptional sharpness, the ZEISS Otus exploits the full potentials of contemporary high-resolution sensors and rewards cinematographers with images characterised by breathtaking rendition of even the finest details.

    • Uncompromising performance across the entire image field
    • Full-frame sensor coverage
    • Elaborate optical corrections make for substantially less time spent in image processing and in post-production
    ZEISS Otus Lenses - High-quality workmanship

    High-quality workmanship

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS Otus lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing user experience.

    • Long focus throw & barrel rotation for precision
    • Modern and ergonomic product design
  • Data
      Mount MOD
    Filter size
    Full Frame1) Super 351)  APS-C1) MFT1)
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 ZF.2 0.15 m 135.0 mm 108.9 mm 1350 g 95 mm 65.4° 47.9° 45.7° 34.3°
    Datasheet ZE 0.15 m 137.0 mm 108.9 mm 1390 g 95 mm 65.4° 47.9° 45.7° 34.3°
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 0.33 m 125.3 mm 92.4 mm 970 g 77 mm 36.2° 25.5° 24.2° 17.9°
    Datasheet ZE 0.33 m 127.3 mm 92.4 mm 1030 g 77 mm 36.2° 25.5° 24.2° 17.9°
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 ZF.2 0.80 m 122.0 mm 101.0 mm 1140 g 86 mm 23.9° 16.7° 15.8° 11.6°
    Datasheet ZE 0.80 m 124.0 mm 101.0 mm 1200 g 86 mm 23.9° 16.7° 15.8° 11.6°

    1) horizontal angle of view

  • Videos

    Eterna RED Short Film with ZEISS Lenses

    ZEISS Otus Lenses

    An era of Intergalactic travel has brought untold riches to the civilizations capable of faring the far reaches of space. For those fortunate enough to be born into wealth there exists only one commodity left worth seeking…time. Eterna uses the entire line of DSMC2 cameras—WEAPON 8K, WEAPON, 6K, SCARLET-W 5K, RAVEN 4.5K—to tell the story of an adventurer commissioned by a wealthy patron to uncover the fountain of youth. What they find defies their expectations. The short was the work of RED employees. Screenwriting, practical effects modeling, VFX, director, producers, camera department, editing, and coloring - a true RED production. Filmed with ZEISS CZ.2 Compact Zooms PL mount, ZEISS Otus EF mount and ZEISS Milvus EF mount

  • Accessories
    ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

    Cleaning Products


    From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

    More details about the ZEISS Cleaning Products
    ZEISS Accessories - Filter



    These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
    More details about the ZEISS T* UV and POL filters
    ZEISS Accessories - Lens Gear

    Lens Gear


    ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. They are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large.

    • Quick mounting – no tools needed
    • Made of lightweight aluminum
    • Hardened surface coating
    • Features a 0.8 pitched gear
    • Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
    • No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out
    More details about the ZEISS Lens Gears
    ZEISS Accessories - Camera Strap

    Camera Strap


    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

    More details about the ZEISS Camera Strap
  • Lens Gear

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    Attached in a flash.

    ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. The ZEISS Lens Gears are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large.

    They are supplied with a rubbercovered band, the GumGum, which features an adhesive surface. This means the inner diameter can be reduced according to the lens diameter, thus supporting multiple lenses. The GumGum also protects against scratches and other damage to the focus ring of the lens.

    Four different sizes

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    Size Diameter
    Mini 62 – 69 mm
    60 – 67 mm (with GumGum)
    Small 71 – 77 mm
    69 – 75 mm (with GumGum)
    Medium 78 – 84 mm
    76 – 82 mm (with GumGum)
    Large 86 – 93 mm
    84 – 91 mm (with GumGum)

    Holding one ring firmly, turn the other clockwise to attach the lens and counter-clockwise to remove it.

    Introduction Video

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    • Quick mounting – no tools needed
    • Made of lightweight aluminum
    • Hardened surface coating
    • Features a 0.8 pitched gear
    • Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
    • No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out


    ZEISS Lens Gear

    Lens ZEISS Lens Gear ZF.2 ZE E
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 Large  
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 Medium  
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 Large  
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 Medium  
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 Small (with GumGum)    
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21 Small (with GumGum)  
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 Medium  
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Medium  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/35 Mini    
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 Medium  
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85 Large  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/135 Large (with GumGum)  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/50M Medium (with GumGum)Large  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/100M Not useful*  
    ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21
    Mini with GumGum
    ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 Mini with GumGum    
    ZEISS Loxia 2/35
    Mini with GumGum
    ZEISS Loxia 2/50
    Mini with GumGum
    ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 Mini with GumGum    
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    It's now possible to register not only still picture lenses, but also ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 cine lenses online and therefore receive an extended ZEISS warranty to 2 years.

    After the product is being registered on the ZEISS website an extended ZEISS warranty is given to end users, owners or operators (only) of ZEISS cine lenses. The online registration of ZEISS cine lenses is possible up to four weeks after purchase.

    The extended warranty from ZEISS is available in a large number of countries, but warranty claims can only be asserted in the country in which the product was purchased.

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