Zeiss Announced Milvus 35mm f1.4 Lens

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f1.4Product Summary

  • Model name: Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35
  • Release Date: 21 June 2017
  • Focus Type: Manual
  • Format : Full Frame
  • Mounts: Canon | Nikon
  • Availability: July 2017
  • Price: $1,999
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • Full frame wide angle lens
  • One Aspherical & Five Low Dispersion Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35. Now the tenth lens in the Milvus family, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. “The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.” The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35-millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.

Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design

With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, ZEISS has given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations,” says Casenave. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the ZEISS Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras. “The resolutions of camera sensors are constantly becoming higher, and this also increases the demands made on the lenses. For ZEISS Milvus lenses this is no problem. They are a solid investment in the future.”

Also suitable for filming

The ten lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, ranging between 15 and 135 millimeters, are also suitable for film productions: the manual focus with a large rotation angle can be operated with the aid of a ZEISS Lens Gear with a follow-focus system. The de-click function allows the aperture to be set continuously in the version for Nikon cameras. A further benefit for filming: ZEISS has matched the color characteristics of the ten lenses. Filmmakers can therefore switch between the focal lengths and still have a uniform color look. “This facilitates editing enormously,” says Casenave.

 ZEISS Milvus 35mm f1.4

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ZEISS Milvus 35mm f1.4

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f1.4

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f1.4

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f1.4

Specification

Focal Length35mm
ApertureMaximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount TypeNikon F
Format CompatibilityNikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View64.2°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81″ (30 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:4.6
Elements/Groups14 / 11
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
AutofocusNo
Filter ThreadFront: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 3.34 x 4.94″ (84.8 x 125.6 mm)
Weight2.49 lb (1.13 kg)