Get the new Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 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 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar but improved lens coatings, the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 drops the APO designation, this being the new naming approach and not one I’m a fan of, but there it is.
The Milvus badge means the Milvus ergonomics and weather sealing, a big plus for the 135/2, which I can testify to by direct handling.
|Aperture scale:||f/ 2 – f/22 (1/2 stop clicks)|
|Focusing range:||0.80m (2.62')– infinity|
|Angular field, diag./horiz.||18,7° / 15,6° / 10,5°|
|Coverage at close range:||5.71 x 3.78″ (145 x 96 mm)|
|Image ratio at close range:||1:4|
|Number of elements/groups:||11/8|
|Entrance pupil position ( in front of image plane)||34,5mm (1.36′′)|
|Filter thread:||M77 x 0,75|
|Weight:||ZF.2: 1059 g / 37.4 oz
ZE: 1123 g / 39.6 oz
|Dimensions (with caps):||ZF.2: 129.1 mm / 5.08 in
ZE: 132.1 mm / 5.20 in
|Street price:||about $2199|