Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 review (dressed to impress)

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 Review (dressed To Impress)

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 1 Aspherical Element
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Another interesting review by photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott. The Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 lens is examined.

The 11 minutes video above is all about first impression, handling and build of the Zeiss Milvus 50mm. The 18 minutes video-review below is the review itself and will tell you all the rest you want to know about the Zeiss Milvus 50mm F1.4, and breaks down the image quality.

If you prefer you may go for the written review. From the conclusion:

Zeiss lenses are for connoisseurs, and those that own them deeply appreciate them. I’ve appreciated the Milvus 50 for its beautiful build, being great to handle, and for a wonderfully artful rendering. I’m so glad that the Milvus 50 was able to bring a whole new level of resolution to their 50mm focal length without losing the beautiful “Zeiss look” of the images. The Milvus manages to be artful rather than clinical and manages to retain a lot of the goodness of the Otus series with a whole lot less sticker shock. At $1199 (US Market) the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 1.4/50mm is expensive, but not unreasonably so. It is heavy, but so is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It has a superb build that also now has excellent weather resistance and excellent optics. If you don’t mind (or even prefer) manually focusing, it’s probably the next best thing to the Otus 1.4/55…and it will hurt your wallet a lot less.

Dustin Abbott’s review comes with many sample pics and comparisons with other lenses.

zeiss milvusZeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

[via Dustin Abbott]

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 first impression (video)

Zeiss Milvus 50mm F/1.4 First Impression (video)

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 1 Aspherical Element
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

In anticipation of his review, photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a 11 minutes video about the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 where he takes a first look at the design, build, and handling of the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 along with sharing some sample photos. I like Abbott’s reviews because he always has an approach as photographer in a real world setting. The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 is almost a budget lens for a Zeiss lens: it’s “only” $1,200.

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens price drop, now $329 ($70 off), and more deals

Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Lens Price Drop, Now $329 ($70 Off), And More Deals

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Two High Refraction Lens Elements
  • Gaussian Optics Eliminate Astigmatism
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Infrared Index
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.8″
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 58mm

Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens saw a $70 price drop in the US and now is on sale at $329 at the following authorised Canon retailers:

Don’t miss to check also the Canon Direct Store refurbished gear listings, they stocked up and many very good deals can be found there:

Another place to look out for good deals is our list of select Canon deals on eBay

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 shopping links for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Save big on Sigma “Art” lenses (up to $200, 24-35mm, 24-105mm, 50mm, today only)

Save Big On Sigma “Art” Lenses (up To $200, 24-35mm, 24-105mm, 50mm, Today Only)

Some pretty good deals on excellent Sigma lenses going on at B&H Photo:

The offer is for today only!

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC for EOS M review

Rokinon 50mm F/1.2 AS UMC For EOS M Review

Rokinon/Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC at a glance:

  • Ultra Multi Coating
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Internal Focusing
  • Low Coma
  • Non Rotating Filter Mount
  • Circular Aperture

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott published another of his thoroughly reviews I like so much. These are real-world reviews with an attentive eye on the examined gear. This time we feature Abbott’s review of the Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC lens for Canon’s mirrorless EOS M system. The is a very fast lens (f/1.2!), it’s manual focus, and it comes with superb optical performance, at a price of $449.

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In the conclusion Abbott writes:

[…] the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC lens […] is [a] nicely compact, well-built lenses in a variety of native mirrorless mounts that offer up excellent, even class leading optical performance. The tradeoff is that these are manual everything lenses with no electronic communication to the camera body. For some that is the ultimate deal breaker, but for some of you that aren’t put off by the premise of these lenses you will find the reality of them to be very enjoyable. If these lenses had autofocus they would sell like hotcakes. They don’t, so they won’t, but those that do buy them will probably cherish them and craft beautiful images with them for years to come.  A 50mm lens with a completely usable maximum aperture of f/1.2 is a rare commodity, and that makes the Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 a very special lens…regardless of the mount or system it was developed for.

Abbott’s reviews always come with well made videos. You have the choice to watch the videos below or to go for the written review which comes with plenty of sample images. THe first video is entirely dedicated to Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC image quality examination, the second video is the proper review with the final word. Enjoy!

[via Dustin Abbott]