ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF

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ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Planar Optical Design
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A portrait-length prime featuring a high 1:2 maximum magnification for close-up shooting, the Canon EF-mount Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE from ZEISS features a floating elements system for consistently high image quality when working with both near and distant subjects. Based on the classic Planar optical design, this lens features two anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to control aberrations and distortions for even illumination and sharpness throughout the aperture and focus ranges. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to lens elements to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and clarity.
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ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro Overview

A portrait-length prime featuring a high 1:2 maximum magnification for close-up shooting, the Canon EF-mount Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE from ZEISS features a floating elements system for consistently high image quality when working with both near and distant subjects. Based on the classic Planar optical design, this lens features two anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to control aberrations and distortions for even illumination and sharpness throughout the aperture and focus ranges. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to lens elements to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and clarity.

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.

Short telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 160mm 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 1.4' to suit working with close-up subjects.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also enables extensive control over depth of field.
Planar optical design affords high sharpness and consistent performance throughout the focusing range to suit photographing at a wide range of imaging scales.
Two anomalous partial dispersion elements are used to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
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 100mm f/2 Macro Specs

Focal Length100mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View25°
Minimum Focus Distance1.44' / 44 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.19 x 4.09" / 81 x 104 mm
Weight1.85 lb / 843 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.55 x 6.75 x 5.5"
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Will this be fit on Nikon D750 & D850?
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D750/D850.
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Date published: 2021-02-01

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Scott, I use this lens ninety percent of the time in AP mode. I have three other lenses. The photos are phenominal. Great macro. I do not know what CPU is. Cher
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Asked by: Luis Carlos
Yes, excellent if you don't mind manual focus.
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Date published: 2020-07-06

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I’m wanting to digitize a lifetime of 35mm film, and rephotographing rather than scanning seems to be the only practical way due to time and speed of operation. Concerned that this lens does not do 1:1. Was this limitation part of the optical design, or will an extension tube solve the problem? Any advice how to proceed, or an alternate approach?
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I thought the same thing and even bought some extension tubes, but haven't used them yet. I'll try them within the next week and get back to you.
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Country of manufacture...?
Asked by: Jose
The ZEISS Milvus 2/100 lens is designed by ZEISS in Germany and manufactured in Japan to our high standards.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Curious, how can you do maKros if this lens makes only 1:2? Does Zeiss make extension tubes that B&H does not carry? Would not mount a Kenko behind this lens :-)Thank you.
Asked by: lorenzo II
Lenses are considered a macro if they have a magnification ratio of 1:2 or greater. Any 3rd party extension tube would be compatible with the ZEISS Milvus 2/100 and would not impact the image quality, since there are no additional optics introduced.
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Since the EF mount version of this lens doesn't have manual aperture option, ..does it make sense to purchase a Nikon mount version and a converter for my EF mount DSLR in order to ease video work. Will it do the job or Nikon cameras got certain special features I don't know of that allow manual aperture to be enabled when the lens is declicked ? Many thanks in advance for your kind reply.
Asked by: Monrow
You would adjust the aperture of the Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF via the Quick Control Dial built onto the Canon EOS camera body. The Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F is designed to have the aperture adjusted on current Nikon DSLR cameras via the Command Dial built into the cameras (as the aperture ring is designed to be locked at its smallest aperture to for the aperture to be controlled by the camera. The aperture ring may only be used on advanced versions of Nikon's current DSLR cameras if you input the lens' focal length and maximum aperture under the Non-CPU Lens Data section of the camera menu; otherwise, unlocking the aperture ring from the minimum aperture will result in an F-EE error message and will not allow you to release the shutter. The Non-CPU Lens Data option is not available on entry-level Nikon DSLR cameras. On older manual Nikon 35mm film cameras, the aperture ring would be needed to control the aperture, as you may not control the aperture from the camera body on older Nikon cameras. As Nikon's electronics and Canon's electronics do not communicate with each other, while you could use the Nikon version of the lens on a Canon camera to manually control the aperture, you would lose the ability for the lens to transfer EXIF data to the camera, as well as advanced metering capability. Unless you have to physically control the aperture on a Canon camera for video shooting purposes, there is no benefit to using the Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F with an adapter on a Canon DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is this a good lens for portaits or is it specifically conceived for macro?Using it for portraits will it be using a great lens for the wrong application?Thanks for clarifying
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