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Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Overview of Milvus 25/1.4

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.

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