Zeiss Japan have announced that production of the following Zeiss Classic SLR lenses has ceased. Specitically that means the Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/3.5, 25mm f/2, 28mm f/2, and 35mm f/1.4 as well as the Zeiss API-Sonnar T* 135mm f/2. Their announcement reads (Translated)…
Bumping the Milvus family of lenses up to 11, Zeiss have announced the Zeiss Milvis 1.4/25. As the name suggests, a 25mm f/1.4 wide angle lens. The wide angle and super fast aperture makes it ideally suited to both location portrait as well as astrophotography. Not to mention landscape and architectural photography.
Designed for full frame DSLRs, the manual focus lens is available for both Nikon and Canon. It features a weather resistant construction with internal seals to fight against dust and moisture. At a $2,399 price tag, though, it’s not going to be start popping up in everybody’s kit bag.
Zeiss has expanded their Milvus line of lenses, and they have officially launched their new 35mm lens. Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF is a faster lens than the previous one of the same length from this line, which featured the f/2 aperture. Because of its speed, it’s especially suitable for portrait photography, according to the Zeiss press release. Of course, it’s also useful for shooting in difficult lighting conditions, and for different types of photography, like landscape, architecture, and interior.