Zeiss is rumored to announce a new Otus-series lens that will also become a wide-angle prime with a bright aperture designed to work with full-frame DSLR cameras.
The manufacturer of some of the best optics in terms of image quality is Zeiss. The Otus-series has been described as superlative lens in every aspect, albeit the line-up has some prices to match its portrayal.
A couple of models have been released so far and both of them are prime optics with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. According to the rumor mill, a third unit is on its way and it will be a wide-angle prime that could offer a focal length of 25mm and the same maximum aperture as its siblings.
Zeiss rumored to unveil a wide-angle Otus lens in September
Industry watchers had no doubt that Zeiss is planning to expand its Otus line-up using a wide-angle lens. However, it seems like its official unveiling is closer than first thought as the optic is planned to be announced this September.
All Otus optics were introduced during fall. First came the 55mm f/1.4 in October 2013, while the second was the 85mm f/1.4 version in September 2014.
Although the rumor mill did not expect it, the German manufacturer will maintain its release timeline and will add its next optic to this series sometime this September, as stated above.
The new Zeiss Otus optic will become available for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors. As one can imagine, it will be expensive, meaning that you should start saving right now.
Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens is the most likely optic to come this fall
The product in question will definitely be a wide-angle optic. So far, the rumor mill has speculated that it will consist of a 35mm model. However, the new source is reporting that we are looking at an even wider product that will have a focal length of 24mm.
Although it is a 24mm unit, there are some voices suggesting that the lens will be marketed, marked, and sold as a 25mm model. As for its maximum aperture, it has not been mentioned, but both previous models had a maximum aperture of f/1.4, so it would make sense to keep going down this path.
The result is a Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens with manual focus support that will be aimed at landscape, architecture, street, and indoor photographers. Sounds like an exciting lens, just like its Otus-series primes.
Once again, it is worth noting that this is all based on rumor and speculation, therefore you should not jump to conclusions for the time being.