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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
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 Length
100mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
25°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.44' / 44 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.19 x 4.09" / 81 x 104 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.88" / 149.3 mm
Weight
1.85 lb / 843 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.55 x 6.75 x 5.5"

ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro Reviews

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Can you use Lee filters on this lens?

Can you use Lee filters on this lens?
Asked by: Christian
Yes, the ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF uses a 67mm filter size. So all you need to make sure is that the you get a 67mm Lee adapter ring that is for the specific Lee holder you want.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-03-07

What is the best and most functional way to mount ...

What is the best and most functional way to mount this on a Sony A7 series camera? And how well does that work?
Asked by: Paul
The ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Macro Lens for Canon EF works best on Sony cameras when using this Sigma MC11 adapter: https://bhpho.to/48m1Phk
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-12-19

I’m wanting to digitize a lifetime of 35mm film, ...

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?
Asked by: Danny
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.
Answered by: Ed
Date published: 2020-02-24

What is the image circle of this lens please?

What is the image circle of this lens please?
Asked by: Hassina
The image circle for this ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Macro Lens for Nikon F would measure 43mm.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-11-14

Will this be fit on Nikon D750 & D850?

Will this be fit on Nikon D750 & D850?
Asked by: Nestor
Yes, this lens is compatible with the D750/D850.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-01

Does it work with Z7 ii with FTZ adapter?

Does it work with Z7 ii with FTZ adapter?
Asked by: Ning
Yes. The Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 for the Nikon F mount will be compatible with the Z7II when paired with either the FTZ or FTZII adapter.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-12-15

Is the lens compatible with Nikon F100, like ...

Is the lens compatible with Nikon F100, like Aperture Priority, and with the CPU chip as well?
Asked by: Scott
Yes, the ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Macro Lens for Nikon F is compatible with the Nikon F100 35mm SLR Camera. ZF.2 lenses support all key modes (e.g. aperture priority, shutter priority, program AE or manual exposure settings) on camera models equipped with an electronic interface (e.g. current Nikon DSLR cameras, and the F100). To do so, simply lock the aperture ring in the largest f-stop (e.g. 16) shown in orange. The lens is a manual focus lenses with CPU chip.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-05-22

Is this a good lens for dental photography ?

Is this a good lens for dental photography ?
Asked by: Luis Carlos
Yes, excellent if you don't mind manual focus.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2023-08-22
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