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Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar @ about $2200

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Milvus 135mm f/2

An Otus, in effect. Milvus garb for the 135/2 APO, with improved lens coatings on one element. See the ZF.2/ZE 135/2 review pages..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

  1. 135/2 APO-Sonnar Main Page
  2. MTF Chart
  3. Distortion
  4. Vignetting
  5. 135/2 Zeiss Press release
  6. Making Close-Range Portraits
  7. Tulips at ƒ/2
  8. Focus Stacking: Ultegra 11-32 Cog Cassette
  9. Aperture Series (D800E, Dolls)
  10. Bokeh Aperture Series: Tulips 10 (Nikon D800E)
  11. Bokeh Aperture Series: Peach Blossoms (Nikon D800E)
  12. Max Detail Aperture Series: Mosaic (Nikon D800E)
  13. Using ƒ/4 vs ƒ/2 for Isolation: City Binoculars (Nikon D800E)
  14. Macro Quality at 1:4 (D800E, Doll Seated)
  15. Aperture Series (Leica M Typ 240, Dolls)
  16. Aperture Series: Blue Doll / Pellegrino (Nikon D800E)
  17. Aperture Series: Blue Doll / Pellegrino (Canon 5D Mark III)
  18. Aperture Series: Glacial Erratics in Tuolumne River (Nikon D800E)
  19. Aperture Series: Glacial Erratics in Meadow (Nikon D800E)
  20. Aperture Series: Bristlecone Bokeh (Nikon D800E)
  21. Aperture Series: White Branches By Creek (Canon 5D Mark III)
  22. Aperture Series: MTB Gearing (D800 Monochrome)
  23. Aperture Series: Yellow Aspen at Meadow’s Edge, Blue Dawn (Canon 5DS R)
  24. Bokeh: Out of Focus Specular (D800E, Vehicle)
  25. Bokeh Examples (D800E, Various)
  26. Bokeh Examples (D800E, Golden Gate Bridge)
  27. Examples (D800E, Hakone Garden, Garden)
  28. Examples in Monochrome, Pescadero Creek (D800 Monochrome)
  29. Examples in Monochrome, Various (D800 Monochrome)
  30. Examples (5D Mark III, Backyard)
  31. Alignment (D800E, Distance Scene)
  32. Compared to Nikon 135mm f/2 DC (D800E, House)
  33. Compared to Nikon 135mm f/2 DC (D800E, Rulers on Table)
  34. Discussion: 135/2 APO-Sonnar vs 100/2 Makro-Planar
  35. Compared to Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar (D800E, Rulers on Table)
  36. Compared to Canon 135mm f/2L (Canon 5D Mark III, Dolls)
  37. vs Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 FL ED VR: White Flowers (Nikon D810)
  38. vs Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art: Pink Flowers (Nikon D810)
  39. Performance on 56-megapixel DSLR Pixel Density + MTF (Nikon D7100, Dolls)
  40. APO Behavior vs Leica R APO 100/2.8 and 180/2.8
  41. 135/2 APO-Sonnar Unboxing Video
  42. Aperture Series: Mosaic (Fujifilm GFX)

Zeiss LensSpire Articles

Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2017

2017-05-11 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: the Reigning 135mm Makes Short Work of Sigma (at least at 1:5)

2017-05-10 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Shootout vs Nikon 70-200/2.8 FL ED VR vs Zeiss 135/2 APO-Sonnar

2016

2016-05-19 Nikon D810 + Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Focus Stacking 'Ultegra Cassette'

2016-02-14 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar Aperture Series: Yellow Aspen at Meadow’s Edge, Blue Dawn (Canon 5DS R)

2015

2015-08-30 Reader Question: Sony A7R II with Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2014

2014-09-08 Image Circle Size for 55/1.4 APO-Distagon and 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2013

2013-12-04 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Aperture Series on Nikon D800 Monochrome

2013-08-05 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Weathered Branches / Red Flowers (Canon 5D Mark III)

2013-07-31 Is the Full Frame DSLR the New Medium Format? What do DSLRs Lack?

2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Glacial Erratics in Tuolumne River (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Glacial Erratics in Meadow (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Bristlecone Branches Bokeh (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-13 Lens 'Presence' with Zeiss 135/2 APO-Sonnar and Leica M 24/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

2013-06-18 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar in Harsh Daylight (Bristlecones)

2013-06-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar as a Landscape Lens

2013-05-17 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar at Night

2013-05-05 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: f/2 - f16 Aperture Series for Nikon D800E and Canon 5D Mark III

2013-04-25 Zeiss ZE 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar for Canon and Nikon

2013-04-23 Reader Comments: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2013-04-18 Zeiss ZF.2 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar Adapted for use on Leica M Typ 240

2013-04-15 Zeiss ZE 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar IN STOCK for Canon

2013-04-02 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Performance at Distance f/2 - f/16 (D800E, Mosaic)

2013-03-27 Compared: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Canon 135mm f/2L (Canon 5D Mark III, Dolls)

2013-03-23 Reader Comment: Zeiss 135/2 APO-Sonnar

2013-03-22 How Does the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar Perform on a 56-Megapixel DSLR?

2013-03-22 Apropos Apochromatic: Zeiss 135/2 APO-Sonnar vs Leica 100/2.8 APO-Macro-Elmarit-R and 180/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

2013-03-19 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Just How Good Is It?

2013-03-19 MTF at f/22 with the Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2013-03-16 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Examples (Hakone Gardens)

2013-03-16 Tulips #10 @ f/13 Finished Print (Nikon D800E + Zeiss 135/2 APO-Sonnar)

2013-03-15 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Peach Blossoms

2013-03-03 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2013-03-03 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Nikon DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D

2013-03-03 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar Examples (Golden Gate Bridge)

2013-03-01 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Tulips at f/2

2013-03-01 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: How Does f/2 compare to f4?

2013-02-28 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Tulips Aperture Series from f/2 - f/13

2013-02-28 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: General Comments

2013-02-28 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: As a ~Macro lens at 1:4?

2013-02-27 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Tulips

2013-02-27 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Out of Focus Specular Bokeh

2013-02-27 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Examples for Bokeh Evaluation

2013-02-27 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Critical Evaluation on Nikon D800E

2013-02-27 Portraits: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

2013-02-26 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Might it be the Best Lens Yet for the Nikon D800E?

2013-02-26 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar In Hand

2013-02-25 Discussion: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar vs Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

2013-02-23 On the Way: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar

2013-02-03 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar Soon

2013-01-09 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar Available for Pre-Order

2013-01-01 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar

2012

2012-11-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar for Nikon and Canon — Not Far off Now

2012-10-13 Reader Asks: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar or Nikon 135mm f/2 DC?

2012-10-08 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar or Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar?

2012-09-27 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar for Nikon and Canon — Superlative Performer

2012-09-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar MTF from f/2 - f/16

2012-09-07 Zeiss ZF.2 / ZE 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar for Canon or Nikon

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