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
The Milvus 35mm f/2
The Milvus 50mm f/1.4
The Milvus 85mm f/1.4
The Milvus 50mm f/2
The Milvus 100mm f/2