Long known throughout the world for quality, Zeiss are the first name many think of when it comes to luxury lenses. Today, Zeiss have announced three new lenses; 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 for both Nikon and Canon. These lenses are part of Zeiss’s Milvus line, designed to “fulfill the requirements of today’s powerful digital cameras and those of the future thanks to their high imaging performance”.
As with the other members of the Milvus family, the three new lenses contain what Zeiss calls “harmonious bokeh”. This is essentially a floating element design which compensates for errors at different distance settings. They also claim excellent flare and ghosting control thanks to the T* anti-reflective coatings.
Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8
Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8
Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2
All of the lenses in the Milvus line, are full frame lenses available with either Nikon F or Canon EF mount. Zeiss give these the ZF.2 and ZE monikers, respectively. They’re certainly not inexpensive lenses, but they’ve got Zeiss written on them. So, would you expect any different? I’m sure they’ll have the quality to match.
The 15mm f/2.8 is priced at $2,699, the 18mm f/2.8 costs $2,299 and the 135mm f/2 will set you back $2,199. All three lenses are expected to be available at the end of October, and are available for pre-order now.
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