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

Get Zeiss Milvus at B&H Photo. Milvus 35/1.4 for Canon or Milvus 35/1.4 for Nikon.

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4

The most recent addition to the Milvus lineup for Nikon and Canon is/was the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4, which began shipping in July.

For my in-depth review of the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses back in June, I shot all the examples on the Canon 5Ds R. But the lens I ordered is ZF.2 (Nikon) mount and I’m looking to shoot it on the new Nikon D850 just as soon as get the camera because pixel quality depends on resolution and color correction (and other things), and the D850 should be a very demanding camera what with the much lower noise than the Canon 5Ds R.

See also First Look at the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 in my free articles section as well as all my Lenspire articles here on this site or at Lenspire.Zeiss.com.

The Milvus 35/1.4 is major upgrade over its predecessor, its all-new optical design offers strict control of color aberrations wide open along with beautiful bokeh, and stopped down a bit, it delivers world-class sharpness far exceeding its ZE/ZF.2 predecessor.

The total rendering style of the Milvus 35/1.4 along with strictly controlled color aberrations makes it highly suitable for photography at dusk in blue light: shapes and colors remain free of color or shape distortions . This exceptionally natural look is seen in every image and it contributes to a strong separation of subject from background. By f/2.8 the Milvus 35/1.4 delivers outstanding world-class contrast which is eminently suitable for black and white conversions and I’d strongly recommend it for anyone doing 'street shooting' documentary work.

See the entire aperture series for this scene in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f1.4 @ 1/80 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 19:19:35
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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See the entire aperture series for this scene in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f1.4 @ 1/1600 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 07:24:34
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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See the entire aperture series for this scene vs the ZE 35/1.4 Distagon in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f1.4 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-28 17:14:23
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f4.5 @ 1/6 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-29 18:48:28
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f1.4 @ 1/8000 sec, ISO 50; 2017-06-04 13:59:47
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f4 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-29 17:49:55
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f9 @ 4.0 sec, ISO 100; 2017-06-17 19:32:44
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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See the entire aperture series for this scene in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f6.3 @ 1.0 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 04:45:23
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f11 @ 10.0 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 19:35:54
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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See the entire aperture series for this scene vs the ZE 35/1.4 Distagon in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f1.4 @ 1/8000 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 08:05:18
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f1.4 @ 0.4 sec, ISO 100; 2017-06-17 19:39:55
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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f9 @ 1/8 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 19:07:20
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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See the entire aperture series for this scene in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f1.4 @ 1/80 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-29 19:12:46
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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See the entire aperture series for this scene in diglloyd Zeiss DSLR Lenses.

f11 @ 30.0 sec, ISO 100; 2017-05-30 19:44:39
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 pre-production

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I’ve published a number of articles over the past year on the Zeiss Lenspire site.

These articles are also available here on this site, with higher quality image presentation.

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