IBC 2016: Zeiss Adds Three New Lenses to Its Milvus Lineup

Zeiss just announced that it expands its popular Milvus lineup of prime manual focus lenses for stills and video work with the addition of three new units, including two super-wide angle lenses, the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 and Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8, and the telephoto lens Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2, thus bringing the total number of Zeiss Milvus focal lengths to nine. The first six Milvus lenses debuted at last year’s IBC and included the 21mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.0, 50mm f/1.4, a 50mm f/2.o Makro, 85mm f/1.4, and 100mm f/2.0 Makro primes. The focal lengths 15mm, 18mm and 135mm are each being offered as a ZF.2 mount for Nikon and as a ZE mount for Canon cameras. In addition, the ZF.2 version is equipped with a manual aperture ring.

The focal lengths 15mm, 18mm and 135mm are each being offered as a ZF.2 mount for Nikon and as a ZE mount for Canon cameras. In addition, the ZF.2 version is equipped with a manual aperture ring.

Beyond that, all Zeiss Milvus lenses have a focus ring with a very large rotation angle to enable precise focusing and are made of comfortable rubber to ensure a good grip while focusing. The De-Click function on lenses lets professionals set the aperture in a soft and infinitely variable way so they can work effortlessly in dynamic lighting conditions. These lenses also come with a floating elements design, which compensates imaging errors at different distance settings. On top, the Zeiss Milvus lenses sport robust full metal barrel and provide protection against dust and spray water.

Furthermore, the robust metal lens shade is an integral part of the overall product design and included with all Zeiss Milvus lenses. The new focal lengths of the ZEISS Milvus family are also compatible with the Zeiss Lens Gears, which are made of high-quality aluminum with a hardened surface coating and can be easily attached to the focus ring.

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Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Lens Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format; F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Anomalous Partial Dispersion Glass
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Price: $2,699

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Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format; F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Price: $2,299.00

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Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Lens Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format; F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Anomalous Partial Dispersion Glass
  • Apochromatic Sonnar Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Price: $2,199

The three new lenses expand the Zeiss Milvus lineup that now covers the focal length range 15mm – 135mm.

The three new lenses expand the ZEISS Milvus family that now covers the focal length range 15mm - 135mm.

Regarding price and availability, the latest Milvus lenses will begin shipping at the end of October 2016 with a retail price of  $2,699, $2,299 and $2,199 for the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8, Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8, and the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 respectively. You can already pre-order the three new units by using the links below.

[source: Zeiss]

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