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ZEISS Milvus Lenses

Optimal image performance for all focal lengths.

ZEISS Milvus familiy offers the right focal length and the best imaging performance for every situation. The perfect set-up for interviews, documentary work, music videos or corporate movies. With optimum image quality, full focus control, and a cutting-edge design, you can be confident of getting your subject and its creative potential firmly in the foreground, giving unique results every time.

The ZEISS Milvus lens family with precise manual focus offers high and consistent image performance across all focal lengths. They are ideal for current DSLR cameras and also for mirrorless system cameras of the Sony α7 series via an adapter solution.

Thanks to their high contrast rendition and low level of stray light the ZEISS Milvus lenses ensure impressive results with the latest video standards such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and resolutions of 6K and more. For the user, they open up the field of professional video applications.

All ZEISS Milvus lenses have an exceptionally long rotation angles of the focus ring for precise focusing. The practical, rubber-covered focus ring features outstanding grip properties for optimal focusing. The ‘de-click’ function in the ZF.2 mount lenses allows filmmakers to adjust the aperture freely and smoothly, enabling professional results even in changing light conditions.

  • ZEISS Milvus Lenses - Suitable for use on modern high-resolution cameras
    Suitable for use on modern high-resolution cameras
  • ZEISS Milvus Lenses - Constantly excellent image quality across  the entire lens family
    Constantly excellent image quality across
    the entire lens family
  • ZEISS Milvus Lenses - The ZEISS Milvus lenses are available in a custom-designed transport case
    The ZEISS Milvus lenses are available in a custom-designed transport case

ZEISS Milvus Lenses - Excellent video quality.

Excellent video quality.

ZEISS Milvus lenses

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 optics are designed to ensure full utilization of the performance provided by high-resolution camera systems. 

  • Coherent & consistent image quality across the entire ZEISS Milvus lens family
  • 6K and above resolution capability
  • Smooth and cinematic bokeh
  • Optimized ghosts and flare control of all ZEISS Milvus lenses
     

High precision.

ZEISS Milvus lenses

With their precise manual focusing and superbly balanced bokeh, the Milvus lenses from ZEISS offer the control and image quality expected by serious filmmakers. The long focus throw on the Milvus lenses allow the use of follow focus systems.

  • Long focus throw & barrel rotation for precision
  • Additional de-click feature (ZF.2) for smooth aperture control 

ZEISS Milvus Lenses - High precision.

ZEISS Milvus Lenses - High-quality workmanship.

High-quality workmanship.

ZEISS Milvus lenses

Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS Milvus lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing user experience.

  • Rugged metal housing with weather and dust sealing
  • Convenient, armored focus ring with optimal grip properties
  • Modern and ergonomic product design
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Length
Diameter
Weight
Filter size
Full Frame1) Super 351)  APS-C1) MFT1) 
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21 ZF.2 0.22 m 92.5 mm 95.3 mm 735 g 82 mm 81.2 º 61.3 º 61.7 º 44.8 º
Datasheet ZE 0.22 m 95.0 mm 95.5 mm 851 g 82 mm
81.2 º 61.3 º 61.7 º 44.8 º
ZEISS Milvus 2/35 ZF.2 0.30 m 81.3 mm 77.0 mm 649 g 58 mm 54.4 º 39.2 º 39.5 º 27.8 º
Datasheet ZE 0.30 m 83.0 mm 77.0 mm 702 g 58 mm 54.4 º 39.2 º 39.5 º 27.8 º
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2 0.45 m 94.0 mm 82.9 mm 875 g 67 mm 39.6 º 28.0 º 28.2 º 19.6 º
 Datasheet ZE 0.45 m 97.5 mm 82.5 mm 922 g 67 mm 39.6 º 28.0 º 28.2 º 19.6 º
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2 0.80 m 110 mm 90.0 mm 1,210 g 77 mm 23.9 º 16.7 º 16.8 º 11.6 º
Datasheet ZE 0.80 m 113 mm 90.0 mm 1,280 g 77 mm 23.9 º 16.7 º 16.8 º 11.6 º
ZEISS Milvus 2/50M ZF.2 0.24 m 72.8 mm 80.7 mm 660 g 67 mm 39.6 º 28.0 º 28.2 º 19.6 º
Datasheet ZE 0.24 m 75.3 mm 81.0 mm 730 g 67 mm 39.6 º 28.0 º 28.2 º 19.6 º
ZEISS Milvus 2/100M ZF.2 0.44 m 103 mm 80.5 mm 807 g 67 mm 20.4 º 14.2 º 14.3 º 9.9 º
Datasheet ZE 0.44 m 104 mm 80.5 mm 843 g 67 mm 20.4 º 14.2 º 14.3 º 9.9 º


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ZEISS Accessories - Camera Strap

Lens Case Set

Accessories

Milvus lenses from ZEISS combine modern and contemporary design with enhanced optics and improved image quality. These are precisely the characteristics that are desired by serious filmmakers and still photographers.

  • Waterproof due to its neoprene o-ring
  • Copolymer polypropylene for protection against external impact
  • Contains ZEISS Milvus customized foam inlays with openings for up to six lenses

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ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

Cleaning Products

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From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained.

ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

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ZEISS Accessories - Filter

Filter

Accessories

These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

  • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
  • Can be used with a lens shade
  • Available in all standard sizes

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Know-How | 2016-02-05 14:15:22 |

Sony A7 camera series and ZEISS Milvus lenses – A perfect fit for budget conscious video productions

If you are considering to start working with a Sony A7 camera for your productions this short tutorial will show you the different focal length available in the ZEISS Milvus line of SLR lenses. Learn about the features that make these lenses a great fit for interviews, documentary work, music videos or corporate movies.There are currently six different focal lengths available in the Milvus lens family: Milvus 2.8/21, Milvus 2/35, Milvus 1.4/50, Milvus 1.4/85, and two macro lenses Milvus 2/50 and Milvus 2/100. The excellent image performance of the ZEISS Milvus lenses is sharply ...

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Milvus Lenses | 2015-12-08 17:20:23 |

ZEISS Milvus lenses attached to the new RED Raven 4.5K camera

We're very happy that the guys at RED used our ZEISS Milvus lenses to realize their short film. Check out the video above. And if your display supports 4K, don't forget to watch it this way. Read more about this topic: ...

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ZEISS Milvus Lenses - First Impressions by Clinton Harn
Ambassadors | 2015-10-29 17:55:29 |

ZEISS Milvus Lenses - First Impressions by Clinton Harn

By ZEISS Ambassador Clinton HarnZEISS have been rather active in the last 18 months, releasing consecutive lines of Touit, Otus, Loxia and Batis lenses. The new Milvus lenses were introduced at the IBC show in Amsterdam last month. Built on the success of the revered ZE & ZF.2 line of photographic lenses, the six lenses in this latest range have new housings, improved optics and improved coatings.They are designed to work with full-frame cameras with larger high resolution sensors. They come in EF and Nikon mounts. Some of the optical designs are also new, specifically in the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4.The range at launch consists of:f/2.8 - 21mmf/2.0 - 35mmf/1.4 ...

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Gear | 2015-10-27 13:24:45 |

New ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 and Milvus lenses for video in low light conditions

 "On the a7S II I used the brand new Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 and the Milvus 50mm f1.4 and 100mm f2.8 macro with a Metabones EF to E-mount adapter. The crop factor for 120fps made having a wide like the 21mm Loxia essential.  Shutter speed was set at 1/250th and the picture profile was S-Log 2 with S-Gamut. The camera was set between 1600 and 6400 ISO depending on which lens was used. The results were impressive given the conditions. Noise was evident, but it was not as bad as I feared it might be. At 1600 (the base for S-Log shooting) it seemed well controlled, getting more obvious as I cranked it higher. Colour was also good considering ...

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ZEISS Milvus – Manual Focus SLR Lenses for ZE- and ZF.2-Mounts
Milvus Lenses | 2015-09-10 13:42:23 |

ZEISS Milvus – Manual Focus SLR Lenses for ZE- and ZF.2-Mounts

Redefine the limits of your creativity – with the new ZEISS Milvus lens family. It will initially consist of the following six focal lengths with ZE- or ZF.2-mounts compatible with SLR cameras from Canon and Nikon : ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21, ZEISS Milvus 2/35, ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50, ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85, as well as the macro lenses ZEISS Milvus 2/50M and ZEISS Milvus 2/100M. Further focal lengths will be added to the ZEISS Milvus lens family over the next few years.The ZEISS Milvus lens family with precise manual focus offers high and consistent image performance across all focal lengths. They are ideal for current ...

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ZEISS Milvus Lenses - Broschure

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ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased. 

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