See also last year’s Understanding the new Zeiss Milvus Lineup.
The about $2300 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 delivers eye-popping contrast, wholly in keeping with its lineage and similar to its venerable 21mm f/2.8 sibling, but I deem it another step up on the performance curve, as this series and more to come will show.
Following the close-range Frosty Wood Round series, this very-near-to-very-far series looks at close range performance and overall visual impact using white frost on dark wood to critically assess color correction and sharpness.
Update 19 Dec: I’ve added some comments from Zeiss.
But one reason I shoot such scenes (aside from liking bluish frost!) is that they can show key lens behaviors. Indeed, this series shows a behavior I have never before seen with a Zeiss wide angle DSLR lens, one that anyone shooting this lens must know about for optimal results.
Includes images up to 28 megapixels with large crops from f/2.8 through f/11. Also includes an impressive 3-frame focus stacked image at f/9.