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.
The Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 is designed for full-frame DSLRs, but of course, you can use it with crop bodies as well. In this case, it will provide around 50mm equivalent focal length.
The lens features a nine-blade rounded diaphragm, which gives a pleasing, round bokeh. It’s also weather-resistant, sealed to resistant to dust and moisture. It has Zeiss T anti-reflective coating applied, which helps reduce ghosting and lens flare.
You can see how the lens performs and check out some sample photos here. And here are the full specs and details of the lens:
|Camera Mount Type||Nikon F/Canon EF|
|Format Compatibility||35mm Film/Full-Frame Digital Sensor/Nikon FX|
|Angle of View||64.2°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||11.81″ (30 cm)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:4.6|
|Elements/Groups||14 / 11|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Thread||Front: 72 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 3.34 x 4.94″ (84.8 x 125.6 mm)|
|Weight||2.49 lb (1.13 kg)|
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF lens is available for preorders, and you can get it either for Nikon F or Canon EF mount. The price is traditionally high, and you can get this lens for $1,999. As for the shipping, it’s expected to start at the beginning of August 2017.