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Like all Zeiss ZF.2 lenses, the Milvus 85mm f/1.4 can be used on Sony mirrorless via a lens adapter. Here the Milvus 85/1.4 was adapted to the Sony A7R II using the Novoflex adapter with ASTAT tripod collar.
Hoover Tower at Night
Adobe Camera Raw 9.3.1 (520). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard.
Image shown significantly brighter than it appeared to the eye.
Focusing the A7R II at night is a bit tricky due to a lot of grainy noise, so there is no assurance that f/1.4 performance is optimal, but if not it is very close to optimal. It can also be difficult to figure exact focus at night, because slightly out of focus can look slightly better due to neutralizing color aberrations (by slight blur) on very high contrast areas.
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