Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 officially announced ($1999)

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Five Low Dispersion Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

After the leaked picturs ahead of the announcement, now Zeiss has officially announced the new Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens. The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 will be available from specialist dealers and in the ZEISS Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is €1,999/$1,999. You can download sample photos here.

Pre-order links for the Milvus 35mm f/1.4: B&H Photo | Adorama

Zeiss press release:

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Camera Lens for DSLR Cameras

The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2017-06-21.

ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35. Now the tenth lens in the Milvus family, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. “The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.” The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35-millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.

Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design

With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, ZEISS has given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations,” says Casenave. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the ZEISS Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras. “The resolutions of camera sensors are constantly becoming higher, and this also increases the demands made on the lenses. For ZEISS Milvus lenses this is no problem. They are a solid investment in the future.”

Also suitable for filming

The ten lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, ranging between 15 and 135 millimeters, are also suitable for film productions: the manual focus with a large rotation angle can be operated with the aid of a ZEISS Lens Gear with a follow-focus system. The de-click function allows the aperture to be set continuously in the version for Nikon3 cameras. A further benefit for filming: ZEISS has matched the color characteristics of the ten lenses. Filmmakers can therefore switch between the focal lengths and still have a uniform color look. “This facilitates editing enormously,” says Casenave.

Price and availability
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 will be available from specialist dealers and in the ZEISS Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is 1,999 euros.
You can find further information at www.zeiss.com/photo/milvus1435

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* Review (D. Abbott)

Zeiss Otus 28mm F/1.4 APO Distagon T* Review (D. Abbott)

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Apochromatic, Distagon Optical Design
  • 8 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • All-Metal Barrel, Yellow Scale Markings

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted his full review of the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* lens. This is not your typical budged lens, the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 sells for $4,990.

Dustin lists the pros of the Otus 28mm f/1.4:

  • Incredible amount of resolution wide open, and yet more when stopped down
  • Incredibly sharp at all focus distances, from minimum to infinity.
  • Absolute control of chromatic aberrations
  • Incredible flare resistance
  • Extremely accurate color rendition
  • Excellent light falloff control
  • Built to the most exacting standards
  • Perfectly damped manual focus ring

You can go for the written review, or have a look at the videos below. Enjoy.

Off Brand: Zeiss Batis 135mm lens to be announced next week (Sony mount)?

Off Brand: Zeiss Batis 135mm Lens To Be Announced Next Week (Sony Mount)?

Hints suggest Zeiss may announce a new Batis lens next week. Zeiss Batis lenses are for Sony cameras.

That’s what Zeiss is teasing on their Instagram account, a new Zeiss Batis portrait telelens. Please note: there is no mention of 135mm but I think this it will be.

The Instagram teasers are below.

Here is a guy claiming he is shooting the new Zeiss Batis lens.

Zeiss Batis lenses on Amazon.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Save big on select Zeiss lenses

Save Big On Select Zeiss Lenses

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  • Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount – $318 Instant Rebate – on sale at $799