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Zeiss Milvus Lenses

Outstanding build and optical quality across a wide range of focal lengths..

Milvus 15mm f/2.8

Milvus garb for the venerable 15/2.8 Distagon, with improved lens coating..

Milvus 18mm f/2.8

An outstanding 18mm design..

Milvus 21mm f/2.8

The classic 21/2.8 Distagon improved..

Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/2

Classic design in the latest Milvus build..

Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens..

Milvus 50mm f/2M

The classic 50/2 Makro-Planar improved..

Milvus 85mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a medium tele..

Milvus 100mm f/2M

The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..

Milvus 135mm f/2

On 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..

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-10-08 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Examples on Nikon Z7: Mt Conness Basin East

2018-09-20 Reader Comment: Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 and What About Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 or Zeiss 28mm f/2?

2018-08-31 Zeiss Lenspire Articles—Read all 17

2018-07-31 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M Color Correction Shootout vs Nikon 105mm f/2 DC and Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art: Glacial erratic and eroded pine stump

2018-07-16 Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Examples: Eastern Sierra

2018-05-29 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Backlit Bare Aspen Trunks

2018-03-15 Reader Question for Sony A7R III: Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 or Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Adapted?

2018-02-13 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED: Alpine Creek, Low View

2018-02-13 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED: Spring Leaves on Riparian Tree

2018-01-14 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series and Focus Stack: Icy Boulder in Lee Vining Creek

2017

2017-12-04 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Getting started with Focus Stacking – How to achieve more detailed images”

2017-11-18 Reader Comments: Lenticular Clouds Shot with Nikon D850, Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

2017-11-13 Depth of Field Akin to f/128: an Incredible Near-Far Focus Stack with the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8

2017-11-13 Nikon D850: Flange Focal Distance Problem Means that my Zeiss Milvus 18/2.8 reaches End of Its Focusing Range at around 28°F and is Hosed when it goes colder.

2017-11-08 Reader Comment: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 vs Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4 (manual focus vs autofocus)

2017-11-07 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Healthy Bristlecone Bark (Nikon D850)

2017-11-07 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Optical Construction and Siemens Star MTF Analysis

2017-11-06 File Size as an Accurate Proxy for Image Detail

2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Aperture Series: Rock Creek White Stripes + White Peaks (Nikon D850)

2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: a Few More Eastern Sierra Examples Added

2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Waterfall Icicles (Nikon D850)

2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Long Term Keeper, Maybe the Best Wide Angle Zeiss has Made + the Human Perspective

2017-11-01 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Stacking Examples: Glacier Canyon and Dana Lakes (Nikon D850)

2017-10-30 Images Added for Various Lenses

2017-10-29 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 vs Zeiss 25mm f/2 vs 25/2.8: StripedBoulderToMountainside (Nikon D850)

2017-10-27 Nikon D850: 'Focus shift shooting' Feature Most Important Feature since Live View; Focus Stacking is the ONLY Solution to Full Resolution Images

2017-10-25 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series:Flare with Sun Just Out of the Frame

2017-10-24 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Colorful Green Boulder, Dusk (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Aspens and Firs, Lingering Snow (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Large Boulder, Waterfall, Last Light on Canyon Ridge (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Stunted Aspen, Last Light on Granite Bowl (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Examples: Yosemite High Country (Nikon D850)

2017-10-18 NEW Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Completes an Outstanding Lens Lineup

2017-10-18 Oh Deer, What a Lens! (Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4)

2017-10-18 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: MTF, Distortion, Vignetting

2017-10-13 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series: Infinity (Nikon D850)

2017-10-13 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Low View of Bristlecone Trunks (Nikon D850)

2017-10-11 Nikon D850: My Thoughts vs Medium Format, particularly the Fujifilm GFX

2017-10-10 Nikon D850 + Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Bristlecone Hillside With Snow (Nikon D850)

2017-10-10 Nikon D850: 45 megapixels + Zeiss Milvus 35/1.4 + Focus Stacking Can Make Incredible Detailed Images.

2017-10-08 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Examples

2017-10-05 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4: Examples, Eastern Sierra

2017-10-05 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4: Full MTF Series from f/1.4 through f/16

2017-09-24 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Excellent for Focus Stacking

2017-09-19 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4, Now Have my Own ZF.2 Sample

2017-09-03 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon vs Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4: Lundy Painted Face Rock (Nikon D810)

2017-09-02 Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Aperture Series: Small Creek Amid Trees (Nikon D810)

2017-09-02 Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Aperture Series: White Aspen (Nikon D810)

2017-08-29 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Micro Contrast and the Zeiss 'Pop'”

2017-08-27 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? Normal Lenses”

2017-06-21 REVIEWED: New Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

2017-05-22 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”

2017-05-14 Fast Aperture Blur (Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2)

2017-02-16 New Article on Zeiss Lenspire Site: “Zoom or Prime Lens? A series by Lloyd Chambers”

2016

2016-12-18 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Frosty Picnic Table

2016-12-18 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Frosty Wood Round

2016-12-08 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8: Full MTF Series from f/2.8 through f/16

2016-11-29 My Articles on the Zeiss Lenspire Site

2016-11-29 Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 (Siemens Chart, Nikon D810)

2016-11-21 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Snowy Spur of Mt Conness, Nikon D810)

2016-11-20 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Lundy Beaver Ponds, Nikon D810)

2016-09-17 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M: Many Examples + Bokeh Aperture Series

2016-09-14 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M: Fun with Macro

2016-09-08 Zeiss Announces 3 Milvus Lenses for Nikon and Canon DSLRs

2016-09-08 Zeiss Announces ALL NEW Milvus 18mm f/2.8 for Nikon and Canon DSLRs

2016-09-08 Zeiss Announces Milvus 135mm f/2 for Nikon and Canon DSLRs

2016-09-08 Zeiss Announces Milvus 15mm f/2.8 for Nikon and Canon DSLRs

2016-08-28 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M: Streamside Macro

2016-08-24 Season Changing Even as Flowers Bloom

2016-08-04 My Articles on the Zeiss Lenspire Site

2016-05-31 My Articles on the Zeiss Lenspire Site

2016-05-10 Sony Has Inexpensive FE 50/1.4, but Zeiss Milvus Works on Nikon or Sony

2016-04-10 Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Close-Range Aperture Series: Dolls (Nikon D5)

2016-01-28 White Balance and Tint for Canon 5DS R in Adobe Camera Raw in Overcast Daylight

2016-01-23 Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 on Sony A7R II Aperture Series: Burghers of Calais

2016-01-23 Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 on Sony A7R II Aperture Series: Tower at Night

2016-01-19 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Examples: White Mountains and Sierra Snow, Late November (Canon 5DS R)

2016-01-18 Zeiss Milvus 50/2M and 100/2M Macro Metrics

2016-01-18 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M Examples: Closeups after Rain and Frost

2015

2015-12-26 UFO* with the Zeiss Milvus 100/2M

2015-11-29 Back Home... On Shooting in Difficult Conditions

2015-11-27 First Light = Best Light or Only Good Light (Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 on Canon 5DS R)

2015-11-13 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Arc Flare vs Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8

2015-10-07 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Distagon Aperture Series: Four Aspen at Dusk (Sony A7R II)

2015-10-05 All White Mountain Snowmen I’ve Met Prefer Weather-Resistant Zeiss Milvus

2015-09-16 Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH: Analysis/Example of SLOCA (Secondary Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration)

2015-09-15 B&H Photo has all the Zeiss Milvus Lenses Available for Pre-Order

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Travel Cameras, Small Kit

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Weather Sealing on Zeiss Milvus vs Zeiss Otus

2015-09-13 A Visit to Zeiss, and back

2015-09-13 On Secondary Color: Collective Context-Dropping regarding Zeiss Milvus 50/1.4 Distagon

2015-09-11 Complete MTF for Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 and Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 MTF

2015-09-11 Understanding the new Zeiss Milvus Lineup

2015-09-10 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 Anchor a Gorgeous New Lens Line

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