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Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens officially announced

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Zeiss has announced a new Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras.

With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, Zeiss have given the Milvus 1.4/35 a completely new optical design.

As you know Milvus lenses from Zeiss are all manual focus. These lenses are the company’s answer to towards high-resolution sensors in modern cameras which require higher image quality.

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens lens will be available for both Canon EF (ZE) and Nikon F (ZF.2) mounts from July 2017.  The recommended retail price is $1,999.  

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF: $1,999 at B&H, Adorama.

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F: $1,999 at B&H, Adorama.

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens becomes official for DSLR Cameras

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens officially announced

Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design

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 Nikon3 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 f/1.4 Lens Specifications

  • Mount: Canon EF (ZE), Nikon F (ZF.2)
  • Lens construction: 11 groups 14 pieces
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.3 m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 4.6
  • Filter diameter: 72 mm
  • Maximum diameter x length: 84.8 mm x 124.8 mm
  • Weight: 1174 g

Price and availability

Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 lens will be available from specialist dealers and in the ZEISS Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is 1,999 euros. You can find further information at www.zeiss.com/photo/milvus1435 and sample photos here.