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A new family of lenses designed for the modern, high-resolution camera.

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A new family of lenses designed for the modern, high-resolution camera.

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The new ZEISS Milvus family of manual focus SLR lenses has been designed with optimal image quality for the modern, high-resolution DSLR camera. From portraiture to wide-angle landscapes to filmmaking, the Milvus lenses reveal fine micro-contrast in the tiniest details, with nine-bladed apertures for harmonious bokeh.

The lenses are practically distortion-free, with exceptional reflection, ghosting, flaring and shading reduction, due to T* anti-reflective coating from ZEISS. All Milvus lenses compensate for chromatic aberrations at different distance settings, ensuring that objects in front of and behind the focal plane are captured virtually without color fringes.

Practical, rubber-covered focus rings provide outstanding grip, with long rotation angles for precise manual focusing. A ‘de-click’ function in the ZF.2 mount’s aperture ring allows the lenses to be used either with clicks or without clicks, letting filmmakers adjust aperture freely and smoothly while shooting.

The Milvus lens family is built to last, with robust, all-metal barrels for years of reliable use. They are protected against dust and spray water, and a tough metal lens shade comes standard with all ZEISS Milvus lenses.

The ZEISS Milvus family encompasses six focal lengths with ZE or ZF.2 mounts for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, and is available via an additional adapter for the Sony a7 series of cameras. It initially consists of the following six focal lengths: ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21, ZEISS Milvus 2/35, ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50, ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85, as well as the two macro lenses ZEISS Milvus 2/50M and ZEISS Milvus 2/100M. More focal lengths will be added over the next few years.