Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 review (little bit of perfect)

Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm F/2 Review (little Bit Of Perfect)

Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2: B&H Photo | Adorama

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott tested the new Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 lens. And he is pretty fond of it.

He writes:

It is fairly large and definitely heavy, but this isn’t unusual in the current trend of full frame lens design.  Despite these very real challenges the lens is a masterful option for those looking for the ultimate 135mm lens.  It’s a joy to shoot with, and produces images that look amazing right out of the camera.  If you pride yourself on doing minimal post processing, you will love the Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 2/135mm; images look great without being touched.  If you are looking for a magical telephoto for shooting video, you will love this lens.  It is special, and I’m so glad that it has found its way into the Milvus lineup.

Dustin Abbott praises the “superb optical performance that is rarely matched and never outdone“. A sample pictures gallery is here. You can go for the written review, or watch the 16 minutes full review video below.

Want to know more about the Milvus 135mm f/2 outstanding optical features? Don’t miss the video below.

Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 135mm f/2: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update coming soon (third party lenses compatibility issues)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Coming Soon (third Party Lenses Compatibility Issues)

I’ve been told (thanks) Canon will soon release a firmware update for the just released Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

The firmware update fixes bugs and solves compatibility issues with third party lenses (Sigma & Tamron).

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV user manual download

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A First Look at Canon’s 8K Camera Prototype at Photokina

Canon is displaying an 8K camera prototype at Photokina, and the folks at Cinema5D took the chance for a first look and some questions.

The camera in the video actually is a modified C300 Mark II with a prototype 8K super-35mm sensor developed by Canon. The prototype shots 8K RAW files at 60fps. One hour of footage means more than 10TB (Terabyte) of produced data.

Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 and Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 first look videos

Zeiss Milvus 135mm F/2 And Milvus Distagon T* 18mm F/2.8 First Look Videos

Dustin Abbott had the chance to have a first look on two of Zeiss’ recently announced new Milvus lenses, the Milvus 135mm f/2 and Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8. All new Zeiss Milvus lenses can be pre-ordered

Canon Explorers of Light Presentation and Introduction videos – round 4

CanonUSA posted another set of videos that introduce Canon’s Explorers of Light. Above you can watch and listen to Tyler Stableford, below Joe Buissink, Denis Reggie, Parish Kohanim, and Vincent Laforet.

The Explorers tell their story, how they went into photography, discuss their career and passion for photography. More about Canon Explorers of Light can be read here.

Canon EOS M5 hands-on and introduction video

Canon EOS M5 Hands-on And Introduction Video

Canon EOS M5: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

The Canon EOS M5 is here, and it seems to be anything users wanted. Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted an overview video that you may be interested to watch.

 

DPReview posted a critical article about the EOS M5, named “Opinion: The EOS M5 is Canon’s best ever mirrorless camera, and a big disappointment“, and in my opinion is one of the many, boring Canon brand-bashing reviews without any relation to the real world. Since Canon is market leader, I guess throwing mud on the company is some hipster-like thing the makes you look cool.

A large selection of EOS M5 pictures (not samples shot with the EOS M5) can be reviewed at Photography Blog.

EOS M5