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As of October 2017, Zeiss indicates that the 25mm f/2 and 25mm f/2.8 will remain in production.
The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 is an all-new optical design that outperforms its 25mm f/2 and 25mm f/2.8 predecessors, with special attention to color correction. Those predecessors never acquired Milvus garb, and the 25/2.8 was only available for Nikon.
The higher level of correction and the f/1.4 aperture raise the number of lens elements to 15 in 13 groups, including 2 aspheric elements and 7 elements of special glass. Zeiss has put substantial effort into a very highly corrected lens. The downside is that weight is commensurate with the lens speed and high correction, at well over a kilogram.
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- 2 Aspherical elements, 7 Low Dispersion Elements, Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
- Manual Focus Design
- Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring with Weather-Sealed Construction
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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