Zeiss is rumored to add a new 135mm telephoto prime lens to their Milvus lineup. Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens to be announced soon probably in May, 2016.
The Zeiss MILVUS lens lineup consists of 6 new lenses and introduced back in September, 2015. The focal lengths in the lineup ranges from 21mm to 100mm. Recent rumors shows that Zeiss will update their 135mm version and it would be a great addition to the Milvus series.
The current 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar from Zeiss is currently $400 off. This is another indication of a possible replacement. The official announcement of the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens is rumored for this year before the Photokina 2016 event.
Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar Lens on The Horizon
Milvus lenses are manual focus only and they are the company’s answer to towards big megapixel sensors in modern cameras which require higher image quality examples like the new Canon EOS 5DS R and Sony A7RII models.
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar is a medium telephoto lens that offers a wide maximum aperture, vibrant color rendition and attractive out-of-focus background. Maximum aperture of f/2 provides substantial light gathering for sharp, high resolution imaging and lovely shallow depth of field photography.
A nine-blade circular aperture will offer harmonious background blur when shooting with minimal depth of focus. Special anomalous partial dispersion glass minimizes chromatic aberrations in this apochromat lens and anti-reflective coating reduces reflections and ghosting. It is a compact lens for its focal length and its “floating elements” optical design consists of 11 lens elements in 8 groups with minimal glass-to-air surfaces.