Get the new Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 at B&H Photo.
See also last year’s Understanding the new Zeiss Milvus Lineup.
With the same optical formula as the Zeiss ZF.2/ZE 15mm f/2.8 Distagon but improved lens coatings (a behavior I have directly verified), the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 adopts the Milvus-style ergonomics and weather sealing build. I really like the new build style on the Milvus 15/2.8—a nice improvement over the ZF.2 15/2.8 Distagon.
The weather sealing is a huge plus, and Rich S can now rest easy if he sends me the Milvus 15/2.8 for testing in winter/spring, unlike the original 15/2.8 Distagon.
Another benefit is that the lens hood is removable, not a fixed hood as with the 15/2.8 Distagon.
|Focal length||15.4 mm (infinity), 15.1mm (1:9)|
|Aperture range||f/2.8- f/22|
|Number of lens elements/groups||15 elements, 12 groups|
|Focusing range:||0.25 m / 9.84 in|
|Free working distance||0.09 m / 3.54 in|
|Angular field (diag./horiz./vert.)||110°/ 100°/ 76°|
|Diameter of image field||43 mm / 1.69 in|
|Flange focal offset||46.5mm for ZF.2, 44.0mm for ZE|
|Coverage at close range (MOD). 36 X 24mm frame||340 x 221 mm / 13.39 X 8.70 in|
|Image ratio at close range||1:9|
|Filter thread||M95 x 1.0|
|Length with caps||ZF.2: 114.0 mm / 4.49 in
ZE: 117.0 mm / 4.61 in
|Diameter max||ZF.2: 102.3 mm / 4.03 in
ZE: 102.3 mm / 4.03 in
|Weight (nominal)||ZF.2: 880 g / 31.0 oz
ZE: 947 g / 33.4 oz
|Mounts||ZF.2 (F bayonet), ZE (EF bayonet)|
|Stree price:||about $2699|