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WATCH: Zeiss Otus Lenses & Brand New Lens Gears At Band Pro

WATCH: Zeiss Otus Lenses & Brand New Lens Gears At Band Pro

We caught up with Zeiss’ Snehal Patel at Band Pro’s Burbank location, where he presented Zeiss’ Otus line of premium SLR lenses, as well as their awesome new Lens Gears that turn their “Otus, Milvus and Loxia lenses into proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers.”

Zeiss Otus Lenses – 1.4/28, 1.4/55, 1.4/85

Zeiss Otus lenses are all about versatility and detail. Studio shots, fashion, advertising, architectural photography…the Otus covers it all and then some while delivering crisp, clean images. Perfect for today’s DSLRs, the Otus 1.4/85 functions well in little to no light, making crystal clear nighttime shots a possibility. The wide-angle 1.4/28 is perfect for landscape photography, while the 1.4/55 is a perfectly balanced lens that’s great for numerous different projects.


The Zeiss Otus lens family is available now from dealers such as Band Pro. They range in price from $3,990 (55mm), $4,490 (85mm) and $4,990 (28mm) respectively, as well as in a bundle for roughly $13,200. You can find out more about them at

Zeiss Lens Gears

Tailor made for the Zeiss Otus, Milvus and Loxia lenses, Zeiss Lens Gears turn them into cine-style lenses and come in small, medium and large sizes.


All metal in design, Lens Gears come with an adhesive covered band, the GumGum, allowing you to adjust the inner diameter to your needs. It also protects against scratches and other damage to the focus ring of the lens. Other features include:

  • 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 Gears are available for $179-$229 depending on size, and come bundled as well for roughly $299. For more on Zeiss Lens Gears, visit

Be sure to also visit Band Pro, who carry many Zeiss products and have a knowledgeable staff at the ready to help, at