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September 10, 2015 11:25 ET

Zeiss Announces New Milvus Line of ZE and ZF.2 Fast Prime Lenses, More Info: B&H

Photography News: Six New Canon EF- and Nikon F-Mount Prime Lenses That Are Weather Sealed, and Offer Redesigned Optics and Aesthetics

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - B&H Photo is excited to share the announcement of Zeiss’s new Milvus lens line, containing six new fast prime lenses for Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. The Milvus line is positioned just below the top-of-the-line Otus, and will replace most of the current lineup of ZE and ZF.2 lenses.

In keeping with the aesthetic appeal of the Otus, Batis, and Touit lenses, these primes see a similar full-metal construction, with a frosted anodized barrel and a large rubber focusing ring. Internal sealing helps to protect against the elements, and a blue sealing ring protects the vulnerable lens and camera mount. Also, the ZF.2 Nikon F-mount lenses have a de-click aperture option for smooth aperture control when shooting video.

The barrel features laser-engraved focus, DOF and IR markings, and the manual focus ring has hard stops at the minimum focus distance and infinity. Optically, the Milvus lenses are color matched and optimized for digital sensors shooting high-resolution stills and 4K videos. All of the new lenses have improved ghost and flare reduction, with consistent performance throughout all focus distances.

Replacing the respective Distagon T* lenses are the Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE for Canon EF and ZF.2 for Nikon F lenses; and the 35mm f/2 ZE for Canon EF and ZF.2 for Nikon F lenses.

Read More on the Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE

Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE lens for Canon EF

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185201-REG/zeiss_2096_549_milvus_2_8_21_ze_lens.html

Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZF.2 lens for Nikon F

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185208-REG/zeiss_2096_548_milvus_2_8_21_zf_2_lens.html

  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

The Milvus 50mm f/1.4 and the 85mm f/1.4 lenses both feature new optical designs, though they will not directly replace their predecessors. The 50mm f/1.4 has a Distagon-type optical design made up of 10 elements in 9 groups, and features 4 low-dispersion elements, and 1 aspheric element. The new 50mm sees improved performance wide open, with well-controlled ghosting and chromatic aberrations. It is available in both ZE for Canon EF and ZF.2 for Nikon F.

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE lens for Canon EF

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185204-REG/zeiss_2096_557_milvus_1_4_50_ze_lens.html

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens for Nikon F

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185210-REG/zeiss_2096_556_milvus_1_4_50_zf_2_lens.html

  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

The 85mm f/1.4 lens has a new Planar-type design using 11 elements in 9 groups. Seven low-dispersion elements help to minimize ghosting, and aberrations and a spherical design ensure smooth out-of-focus elements. The 85mm f/1.4 is also available in ZE for Canon EF and ZF.2 for Nikon F.

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE lens for Canon EF

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185205-REG/zeiss_2096_561_milvus_1_4_85_ze_lens.html

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 lens for Nikon F

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185211-REG/zeiss_2096_560_milvus_1_4_85_zf_2_lens.html

Replacing the Makro Planar T* 50mm f/2 and 100mm f/2 lenses are the new Milvus 50mm f/2M and 100mm f/2M lenses. Both lenses have improved lens coatings to help reduce ghosting and flare, new macro markings engraved on the barrel, and a floating lens design for non-macro use.

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE lens for Canon EF

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185207-REG/zeiss_2096_563_milvus_2_100m_ze_lens.html

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185216-REG/zeiss_2096_562_milvus_2_100m_zf_2_lens.html

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

The Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens from Zeiss features a floating elements design to ensure consistent image quality when working with both close and distant subjects. Based on the classic symmetrical Planar optical design, this lens is capable of achieving well-corrected imagery with controlled aberrations and distortions. An enhanced Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and flaring for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in difficult lighting conditions.

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185206-REG/zeiss_2096_559_milvus_2_50m_ze_lens.html

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZF.2 lens for Nikon F

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185213-REG/zeiss_2096_558_milvus_2_50m_zf_2_lens.html

  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Planar Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design, Macro Markings
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

The Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens from Zeiss utilizes the Distagon optical design, with one anomalous partial dispersion element, to produce well-controlled imagery with minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions. A floating elements system is also used, for consistent performance throughout the focusing and aperture ranges, in order to achieve even sharpness and clarity.

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE for Canon EF

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185202-REG/zeiss_2096_555_milvus_2_35_ze_lens.html

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 for Nikon F

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185209-REG/zeiss_2096_554_milvus_2_35_zf_2_lens.html

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