Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2023-03-29 17:48:43

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M
Fujifilm GFX

Adapting Lenses to the GFX: Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M

See the introductory discussion first: Adapting Lenses to the GFX: General Discussion.

The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M was one of the easiest lenses to focus in magnified Live View on the Fujifilm GFX, having a reasonably clear image image at f/2. Which is not to say it was easy; the GFX Live View is soft at best with all lenses (even native lenses) in terms of decisive focusing—the Hasselblad X1D magnified Live View focusing is far superior in spite of having a lower-res LCD. See Fujifilm GFX: Autofocus and Manual Focus in the Field.

The Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M covers most of the Fujifilm GFX frame (all of the frame at closer focusing range) with performance on a DSLR that is nearly the equal of the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon by f/4 or so (on a DSLR). Indeed, on the Nikon D810 or on Canon it delivers one of the finest performances available in a 35mm format lens, at least over most of the frame.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Medium Format is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 33 cents a day ($120/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd Medium Format covers medium format camera systems, including the Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX.

These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).

  • In-depth lens evaluations covering behaviors not likely to be found anywhere else, based on real-world field shooting.
  • How to configure menus and buttons and best operating practices, gotchas and how-to.
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens and camera behaviors.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 100 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
Variants f2,f5_6 available in full article
f2 @ 1/55 sec, ISO 100; 2017-04-25 19:23:34
GFX 50S + Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M @ 41.1mm equiv (50mm)

[low-res image for bot]

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2022 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.