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Zeiss Unveils a New ‘Milvus’ Line of Lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs

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Carl Zeiss today announced Milvus, a new family of lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The lenses are optimized for the high-resolution cameras that are emerging in today’s market. The line has 6 models for each mount at launch: a 21mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2, and 100mm f/2.

The lenses all feature an anti-reflective coating, standardized color characteristics, “practically distortion-free” imaging, a 9-blade circular apertures, extremely accurate manual focusing, a “De-click” function (for Nikon F) that provides continuous aperture for video, an all-metal barrel, and weatherproofing.

Here’s a short video introduction to the new Milvus line:

For each lens, the ZE version is for Canon’s EF mount, and the ZF.2 is for Nikon’s F mount. Here’s a look at the 6 lenses and some sample photos:

The Milvus 21mm f/2.8

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The Milvus 21mm f/2.8 costs $1,843 for Canon and Nikon.

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The Milvus 35mm f/2

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The Milvus 35mm f/2 costs $1,117 for Canon and Nikon.

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The Milvus 50mm f/1.4

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The Milvus 50mm f/1.4 costs $1,199 for Canon and Nikon.

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The Milvus 85mm f/1.4

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The Milvus 85mm f/1.4 costs $1,799 for Canon and Nikon.

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The Milvus 50mm f/2

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The Milvus 50mm f/2 costs $1,283 for Canon and Nikon.

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The Milvus 100mm f/2

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The Milvus 100mm f/2 costs $1,843 for Canon and Nikon.

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