Zeiss Intros New Milvus Lenses for Canon and Nikon Shooters

September 10, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Canon and Nikon shooters will have six new Zeiss lenses to play with come October.

There will be six new lenses in the “Milvus” family, which Zeiss says is aimed at photographers using higher-resolution sensors and filmmakers shooting 4K (and higher) resolution video and high dynamic range content. All the models will be sold in Nikon and Canon full frame mounts.

All will offer manual focusing, T* coatings, metal barrels, dust and splash resistance and metal lens hoods. The focus rings will have long rotation angles so you can really dial in and declicked apertures (ZF.2/Nikon mount only).

The lineup looks like this:

* 21mm f/2.8 for $1,843

* 35mm f2 for $1,177

* 50mm f/1.4 for $1,199

* 85mm f1.4 for $1,799

* 50mm f/2 for $1,283

* 100mm f/2 for $1,843

The lenses carry a similar design (if not price tag) to the Zeiss Otus, the 85mm version of which we reviewed earlier this year