Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZE (Canon) mount lens review: Peerless PrimeBy Kevin Carter - Tuesday November 26 2013 Lens Review
After the results of the Nikon mount version, it’s not really a surprise to see the 1,4/55 Otus outperform every Canon mount standard prime in our database. It achieves a very high DxOMark score of 38 points and a peak sharpness score of 21P-Mpix on the Canon EOS 5D Mk III.
Best standard prime on the Canon EOS 5D Mk III:
Best prime on the Canon EOS 5D Mk III:
When benchmarked against all the Canon mount primes we’ve analyzed on the Canon EOS 5D Mk III, the Zeiss Otus 1,4/55 convincingly occupies the top-slot sitting above highly regarded models such as the Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM and the Art series 35mm f1.4 DG HSM A. In terms of peak sharpness it doesn’t quite topple the recently upgraded Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM (which achieved a 22P-Mpix score) but it matches the Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USM at 21P-Mpix. However, the Otus 1,4/55 remains one of the sharpest lenses available for Canon users.