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ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF

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ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Planar Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
Pairing a normal-length perspective with an impressive 1:2 maximum magnification ratio, the Canon EF-mount Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE from ZEISS features a floating elements design to ensure consistent image quality when working with both close and distant subjects. Inspired by the classic symmetrical Planar optical design, this lens is capable of achieving well-corrected imagery with controlled aberrations and distortions. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and flaring for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in difficult lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro Overview

Pairing a normal-length perspective with an impressive 1:2 maximum magnification ratio, the Canon EF-mount Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE from ZEISS features a floating elements design to ensure consistent image quality when working with both close and distant subjects. Inspired by the classic symmetrical Planar optical design, this lens is capable of achieving well-corrected imagery with controlled aberrations and distortions. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and flaring for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in difficult lighting conditions.

The manual focus design is complemented by a rubberized focus ring for fine-tuned, precise control over your focus position. Additionally, Milvus-series lenses also feature an equally aesthetic and durable frosted, anodized metal lens-barrel surface along with a weather-sealed construction to protect against dust and moisture.

Normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 80mm equivalent focal length.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 9.4" to suit working with close-up subjects.
Bright f/2 aperture helps to achieve a more compact, portable form factor while also remaining versatile for use in a variety of lighting conditions.
Planar optical design affords high sharpness and consistent performance throughout the focusing range to suit photographing at a wide range of imaging scales.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range.
Manual focus design is benefitted by focusing and depth of field scales along with hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.
Weather-resistant construction includes internal seals to guard against dust and moisture as well as a blue sealing ring at the lens mount to protect the lens-camera interface.
All-metal lens barrel has a frosted, anodized surface along with a rubberized focusing ring for both durability and improved tactile control.

ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
45°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.45" / 24 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2
Optical Design
8 Elements in 6 Groups
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.19 x 2.95" / 81 x 75 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
3.8" / 96.5 mm
Weight
1.61 lb / 730 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.595 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.2 x 5.45 x 4.7"

ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro Reviews

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What kind of warranty/service comes from Zeiss ...

What kind of warranty/service comes from Zeiss with the lens, how many years of protection do they offerr? Do you recommend buying extra protection?
Asked by: juan j
This lens would come with a 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years with Online Registration. The add o warranty runs alongside the manufacturers warranty, but it would also cover drops and spills and world wide coverage
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-04-22

Can this Zeiss lens be used on a Canon mirrorless ...

Can this Zeiss lens be used on a Canon mirrorless (RF) camera with an adaptor?
Asked by: Troy T
Yes.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-25

I have Otus 55...will this lens be ...

I have Otus 55...will this lens be equal/better/worse?
Asked by: Grzegorz
The ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF is a macro lens and the ZEISS Otus 55mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF is not. Optically the 55mm is a higher level line and is sharper.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-03-28

I have some sample photos I would like to upload ...

I have some sample photos I would like to upload on my review post, however, I can't find an option to upload a photo. Can anyone help me out with that?
Asked by: Josh
In order to upload any sample photos take with the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Macro lens for Canon EF, you may submit a product review here https://bhpho.to/3MGtgqO
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-03-20

When is Zeiss going to make this for Sony FE ...

When is Zeiss going to make this for Sony FE mount?
Asked by: DTAZ
We are not privy to Zeiss' FE lens roadmap or any info regarding the reengineering of the Milvus line. Please contact Zeiss directly or keep an eye out of news updates from them on their website. :)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-03-20

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What is the differance between Distagon Optical Design and Planar Optical Design in Zeiss Lenses ?
Asked by: Gerhard
The different names designate different optical schemes. The Planar design is used in Normal to Telephoto focal length lenses. The Distagon is a more complex designed and is used Wide Angle lenses.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2023-03-25

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Is there any noticeable focus breathing when shooting video ?
Asked by: Stephen
50mm lenses, even cheap ones, barely breathe at all. I would suspect you would need a laser microscope to measure the breathing on any Zeiss 50mm Milvus.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-04-09

Can you use filter for this lens. What is the ...

Can you use filter for this lens. What is the filter size?
Asked by: Thomas
The ZEISS Milvus 2/50M takes a 67mm filter. You can read more about this lens at: https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/photography/products/milvus-lenses/milvus-250m.html#data
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2019-01-18
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