New Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 SLR lens for Professionals for $4,000 (with 29 samples)
Zeiss is launching today a new line of high-end SLR manual focus lenses for professionals, offering "no compromises image quality". The first lens in this group is of course a normal prime, the new Otus 55mm f1.4 Distagon T*.
Zeiss has published 29 sample pictures at the Zeiss Flickr account.
So why this new line of Otus lenses? Is it just another new trend from camera/lens manufacturers to get people to part with their money or is there more to it? Zeiss tries to answer this question.