New Zeiss 35mm Lens | Sigma also announced two new art series lenses!


Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Milvus ZF.2 Lens now available for pre-order.​​

Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Milvus: Picture 1 regular

About Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Milvus

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35

Wide-Angle Perfection

Perfect for every occasion. With a wide 35 mm focal length, this lens opens up a world of possibilities. From making your portrait subject stand out against the background to capturing high-precision architectural detail and detailed landscape photography – the choice is yours.

From portraits to architecture and landscape photography – the detail provided by this lens never fails to impress. Edge to edge chromatic aberrations are almost completely eliminated. With 14 elements in 11 groups, the cutting-edge ZEISS Distagon lens already ensures outstanding edge-to-edge imagery detail, even at full aperture.

Excellent imagery

Excellent imagery

All lenses features a T*® antireflective coating from ZEISS. Outstanding stray light reduction is achieved by combining a number of optimally matched measures. In addition to the ZEISS T* coating, all lens edges are provided with a special pitch-black lacquer in a complex manual process. Light traps in mechanical components and specially designed surfaces are integrated to prevent the occurrence of reflections. Each focal length has its own individual optical design with the use of special types of glass displaying anomalous partial dispersion. This reduces the occurrence of color fringes at high-contrast edges of subjects to an absolute minimum.

Future-proof solution

Future-proof solution

The excellent image performance of the ZEISS Milvus Lenses is sharply focused on the requirements of current and future high-performance digital cameras. Thanks to the low level of stray light allowed by the lens design, high-contrast images are also possible with increasing high dynamic ranges of the sensors (HDR). The minimization of coma, astigmatism and spherical aberrations enables constantly high resolution over the entire image field. The optics are designed to ensure full utilization of the performance provided by high-resolution camera systems. Regardless of what the future holds – with the Milvus Lenses from ZEISS you are optimally equipped any time, any place.

Creative photography

Creative still and video photography

Manually focusing a lens means controlling and therefore actively composing an image gently and precisely from your fingertips. Here, a good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS Milvus Lenses feature a large rotation angle which enables pinpoint focusing. The top-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without backlash, optimally supporting the photographer’s creative interplay with the focal plane of high-speed fixed focal lengths. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder or display. The engraving in meters and feet, and the focus scale provide additional support for manual focusing. The silent, continuous aperture setting (de-click function with ZF.2 mount) and the long focusing range lay optimal conditions for video photography.

Long-lasting product

Long-lasting product

An optimized ergonomic design enables fatigue-free photography and reduces camera shake. The all-metal housing makes every adjustment a haptic experience. The dynamic, precise barrel design sets new trends in the world of camera lenses. However, the ZEISS Milvus Lenses will impress you not only due to their visual and haptic excellence, but also thanks to their inner qualities. Special seals for protection against dust and splashes expand the photographer’s creative potential by guaranteeing the system’s functional reliability even in environmentally difficult situations.

Stable image performance

Stable image performance

State-of-the-art camera systems and high-resolution digital image sensors are now demanding more and more performance from the lenses. The Floating Elements Design permits constantly high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance between individual lens elements or element groups. The adjustment of the element spacing is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of the ZEISS Milvus Lenses is highly complex and the workmanship must be extremely exact – both specialties of ZEISS.

Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Milvus Features

  • New design utilizes aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction for chromatic free images
  • Weather sealed: Protection from dust and moisture
  • Long focus rotation: 227 degree rotation provides precise manual focus control, especially suitable for videography
  • Fast aperture: Creamy bokeh
  • Close focus: Close focus range of 11.8″, provides wide range of creative options
  • High resolution: Excellent image sharpness, even at wide open apertures
  • Matched color: All 10 Milvus lenses have matched color characteristics, allowing filmmakers to switch between focal lengths and still have a uniform look
  • Rugged construction: All metal barrel, for years of reliable service

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur.

The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.

The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35- millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.

Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design
With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, ZEISS has given the lens a completely new optical design. This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the ZEISS Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras.

The ten lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, ranging between 15 and 100 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 Nikon 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.

Zeiss 35mm F/1.4 Milvus Features

  • New design utilizes aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction for chromatic free images
  • Weather sealed: Protection from dust and moisture
  • Long focus rotation: 227 degree rotation provides precise manual focus control, especially suitable for videography
  • Fast aperture: Creamy bokeh
  • Close focus: Close focus range of 11.8″, provides wide range of creative options
  • High resolution: Excellent image sharpness, even at wide open apertures
  • De-click feature: Aperture on ZF.2 models can be set between ½ stop clicks and continuous aperture with simple selection
  • Matched color: All 10 Milvus lenses have matched color characteristics, allowing filmmakers to switch between focal lengths and still have a uniform look
  • Rugged construction: All metal barrel, for years of reliable service

 

Sigma just announced two new art series lenses and are now available to pre-order!

 

 

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM IF ART Lens – $1299 All mounts begin shipping the last week of June.
Canon Mount – Nikon Mount  – Sigma Mount

 

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART Lens – $1599 Canon and Nikon mounts begin shipping the last week of June with Nikon shortly thereafter.
Canon Mount – Nikon Mount  – Sigma Mount 

 

 


This article and images was originally posted on [ESIST] June 22, 2017

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