Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2020-05-29 06:43:34
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 3.235.75.174

45-megapixel Nikon D850
Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Flare for Milvus 25/1.4

As an f/1.4 design with 15 elements, flare control is generally excellent. However, there are some weak points to the performance, as will be seen on this page.

Rule of thumb: always shield the front lens element from non-image forming light. The lens shade is frequently incapable of doing the job fully, excepting specialized cine-style rectangular accordion shades.

Backlit glacial erratics, fall color, sunstar

When non-image-forming light strikes the front element, particularly the entire front element, few if any lenses can resist entirely—even Zeiss Otus lenses will show a loss of contrast.

I tried many times to shield the front lens element from the sun, but the sun was just above the edge of the frame so that I kept sticking my hand or hat into one corner of the frame. I finally succeeded by detaching the lens hood and manually holding it in place, extending it forward one centimeter or so more than when locked in place.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Guide to Zeiss is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 21 cents a day ($75/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd Guide to Zeiss offers comprehensive integrated coverage of Zeiss DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon. Nearly a decade in the making, it covers everything you need to know for every lens in the ZF.2, ZE, Milvus and Otus lines. Zeiss mirrorless lenses are covered in Guide to Mirrorless and Zeiss ZM rangefinder lenses in Guide to Leica.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. A “cheat sheet” saving months of ad-hoc learning—Guide to Zeiss is much more than lens reviews.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time. A year’s subscription covering ALL these lenses is a tiny fraction of the cost of just ONE lens.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—Guide to Zeiss spells out best practices.
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, 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.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt. And see Lloyd’s articles for Lenspire.Zeiss.com.

Variants f1_4_shaded,f6_3_unshaded, f6_3_shaded available in full article
f6.3 @ 1/160 sec, ISO 31; 2017-10-23 14:57:46
NIKON D850 + Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4

[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 © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.