The Zeiss Milvus line of lenses instantly captures your attention with its sleek, 21st Century design and subtle curves.
They look straight out of a science fiction film, but this is only one part of what makes the line so special.
With the Milvus, Zeiss has created a line of lenses that will last you for years to come. Made with full-frame and ultra high resolutions, like 8k in mind, the Milvus can be implemented on almost any shoot you're on, on almost any camera. The only limiting factor? The lens mount, which only comes in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.
This shouldn’t hold too many shooters back, but it’s something to consider when we’re discussing resolutions upwards of 8k.
This week, Zeiss has added three new lenses to its existing line up of Milvus lenses – The 15mm f/2.8, the 18mm f/2.8 and the 135mm f/2. With these new lenses added, Zeiss has almost completely rounded out the Milvus line and made it quite a daunting competitor for manual focus aficionados.
While Zeiss only offering manual focus might be a turn off to many out there who thrive with Autofocus, manual focus is the cornerstone of Zeiss design. This focus on the manual operation is incredibly desirable to plenty of us. If you’ve ever compared the focus rings of a Canon L lens with most in the Zeiss line, you’ll instantly feel the difference. For video shooters out there, Zeiss is the way to go.
Barry Anderson has released a quick video explaining the features that the Milvus offers.
The delivery of the three new lenses will begin at the end of October 2016. The lens shade is included with the lens. Sales prices are $2,699 USD for the Milvus 2.8/15; $2,299 USD for the Milvus 2.8/18; $2,199 USD for the Milvus 2/135.
New Zeiss Milvus Lenses: 15mm f2.8, 18mm f2.8 and the 135mm f2.0
Three new lenses for the ZEISS Milvus family
via Zeiss Press:
The lens family with manual focusing for DSLR cameras is now also available with focal lengths of 15, 18 and 135mm.
Two super-wide angle lenses, the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 and ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18, and the telephoto lens ZEISS Milvus 2/135 have expanded this family of manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras, bringing the total number of ZEISS Milvus focal lengths to nine.
“The ZEISS Milvus family of lenses is an invaluable investment for the future due to its excellent imaging quality and its large range, which now covers 15 to 135 millimeters,” says Christophe Casenave, product manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses. Delivery of the new ZEISS Milvus lenses begins at the end of October 2016. For high-end DSLR cameras “The ZEISS Milvus lenses have been designed in particular to fulfill the requirements of today’s powerful digital cameras and those of the future thanks to their high imaging performance, even in difficult lighting situations,” says Casenave.
- The new lenses are characterized by a harmonious bokeh and very high degree of flare control due to the T*® anti-reflective coating from ZEISS.
- All ZEISS Milvus lenses come with a floating elements design, which compensates imaging errors at different distance settings.
- The new ZEISS Milvus lenses also allow the user to create high-quality film shoots with a pleasing cinematic bokeh.
- The De-Click function on lenses with a ZF.2 mount lets cinematographers set the aperture in a soft and infinitely variable way so they can work professionally in changing lighting conditions.
- The ZEISS Milvus lenses’ robust full-metal barrel ensures long and reliable usage. In addition, the lenses are protected against dust and spray water.
Price and availability The delivery of the three new lenses will begin at the end of October 2016. The lens shade is included with the lens. Sales prices are $2,699 USD for the Milvus 2.8/15; $2,299 USD for the Milvus 2.8/18; $2,199 USD for the Milvus 2/135.
For further information visit: www.zeiss.com/milvus
(cover photo credit: snap from Zeiss)