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    the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    the 135 you guys rave about is an OTUS.

    it was the first one.

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    Quote Originally Posted by trioderob View Post
    the 135 you guys rave about is an OTUS.

    it was the first one.
    anyone think I am wrong about that ?

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    Quote Originally Posted by trioderob View Post
    anyone think I am wrong about that ?
    I think I heard some Zeiss guy state in an interview that if the 135mm had been launched after the current Oti, it could well have become one of them.... or something like that.

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I think I heard some Zeiss guy state in an interview that if the 135mm had been launched after the current Oti, it could well have become one of them.... or something like that.
    it came from one of the chief engineers at Zeiss - who was explaining when asked why the 135 is so good- that it was the companies first attempt to make a super lens because digital users were more picky about color fringing with digital. he indicated it was the prototype "OTUS"

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    Quote Originally Posted by trioderob View Post
    anyone think I am wrong about that ?
    i think it was a zeiss, but not a ziess ;-)

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    I've also noticed that this lens hasn't been replaced by a Milvus. Maybe it's time to buy it before they replace it with one called Otus, with an Otus price tag...

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I've also noticed that this lens hasn't been replaced by a Milvus. Maybe it's time to buy it before they replace it with one called Otus, with an Otus price tag...
    anyone hear something about Sigma using OTUS technology in the ART series ????

    (by paying to use the lens design)

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    In Canada it's oddly noted as 'clearance' and on sale with some large retailers. So under suspicion it's may be killed and re-launched w/ an Otus moniker, I re-acquired one. Gorgeous glass.

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    And lots of other lenses were secretly Milvus's apparently, no redesign. I would love to spend some time with that 135, however on a Nikon I could hardly focus it. I probably would do better with it on my A7II. Still, I personally am hoping to see a Sigma 135/1.8 with OS for Nikon. Or 1.4 why the hell not? :-) Sadly the Sigmalux line is more realistic for my budget than the Milvus or Otus lenses.

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    Re: the old Ziess 135 really is an OTUS !

    I own the Otus 55 and the 135 APO Sonnar, and the APO Sonnar is definitely in the same class.

    All images handheld with Canon 6D. Manual focus is tough enough, handholding a 135mm lens at night is nearly impossible.

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