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ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

BH #ZE352MZF2 • MFR #2096-554
ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Low Dispersion Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
A standard, bright wide-angle prime for the Nikon F mount, the Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 from ZEISS utilizes the Distagon optical design, with one anomalous partial dispersion element, to produce well-controlled imagery with reduced chromatic aberrations and distortions. A floating elements system is also used to achieve consistent performance, even sharpness, and clarity throughout the focusing range. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to markedly reduce lens flare and ghosting for working in trying lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 Overview

A standard, bright wide-angle prime for the Nikon F mount, the Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 from ZEISS utilizes the Distagon optical design, with one anomalous partial dispersion element, to produce well-controlled imagery with reduced chromatic aberrations and distortions. A floating elements system is also used to achieve consistent performance, even sharpness, and clarity throughout the focusing range. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to markedly reduce lens flare and ghosting for working in trying 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

Wide-angle prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
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.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
One anomalous partial dispersion element is used to 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, from 11.8" to infinity.
Manual focus design is benefitted by focusing and depth of field scales along with hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.
Manual aperture ring has clicked indicators throughout aperture range. Using the included De-Click Tool, this ring can be mechanically 'de-clicked' for smooth, silent rotation throughout the aperture range; making it ideal for video applications.
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 35mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length
35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
62°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 7 Groups
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.03 x 3.19" / 77 x 81 mm
Weight
1.43 lb / 649 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.15 x 5.6 x 4.65"

ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 Reviews

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I bought the Zeiss Mills 35mm F/2 for use on my ...

I bought the Zeiss Mills 35mm F/2 for use on my Nikon D850. However, I can't adjust my aperture or speed or ISO. What's wrong?
Asked by: Judy
To use the ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F on a D850, you will need to set the aperture to f/22 on the lens. Then, you may adjust the camera.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-03-21

Is this lens fully compatible with Nikon FE? ...

Is this lens fully compatible with Nikon FE? (will it allow using it in A mode)
Asked by: JONATHAN
Using this lens in full manual mode on the Nikon FE would not be a problem. However, it may not work in Auto mode.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-03-25

Is it only manual and auto

Is it only manual and auto
Asked by: Elise
The Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE lens is a manual-focus only lens, but its aperture can be electronically set, either manually (M, Av) or automatically (Tv, P, Auto).
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-03-30

Is this lens made in Germany?

Is this lens made in Germany?
Asked by: Evan
The Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE lens is made in Japan.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-24

Do i get the distance scale on my evf with the ...

Do i get the distance scale on my evf with the adapter for EOS-R?
Asked by: Fred
No distance scale in the EVF will be shown.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2019-06-17

Aperture

Aperture
Asked by: Jon
The ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF has an aperture range of f/2 - f/22.
Answered by: Leor M
Date published: 2024-02-26

question

Hi, I have nikkor 24-70 f2.8 and I am wondering if there is a clear and basic difference between this lens and my nikkor for upgrading
Asked by: Hossein N.
Hi - I don't own the 24-70 so I can't really give you a first-hand experience on how they are different. However, I can say that the Milvus 35 is a manual focus only lens, which can be challenging if you're shooting a moving subject. I do a lot of video work with my Nikon D810 and own a few all manual film cameras, which has given me a lot of practice manually focusing. The Milvus is one of the easiest lens to manually focus. It's smooth and tight, so you can really dial-in focus. Prime lenses in general tend to be sharper than zooms and you can shoot this lens wide open at f/2 and it's very sharp still. The bokeh on this lens is great, and there's virtually no distortion throughout the frame. Some vignetting is apparent, but that's easily removed in a program like Lightroom.One nice feature of this lens, if you do video work, is that it can be easily de-clicked (with special key provided by Zeiss), so you can manually turn the aperture ring and it's a smooth and silent transition. Construction is solid. All metal with rubber focus ring. It's also weather sealed. Color rendition is lovely.I know that's probably a longer response than what you were expecting, but I hope it helps.if you have any other questions, let me know.
Answered by: Matthew R.
Date published: 2023-01-21

question

I'm wondering whether to go for the Tamron 35mm 1.8 VC and benefit from its AF and VC or to get the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f2 distagon. I use the D800e and own the Nikon 24-70 f2.8. I am looking for a prime lens with this focal range, i.e. the 35mm, to use for street photography, and really don't want to carry the weight of the 24-70. I don't mind a manual lens and I am more inclined to get the Milvus, but it's also around 650g and I'm not sure if the manual focusing will stand in the way. So Tamron vs. The Milvus? Thanks. One more thing, if you think the Milvus is a better option, should it be Milvus or the Zeiss classic f2 zf2 diatagon?
Asked by: Walid
Hi there,I am a big fan of the Milvus Zeiss Family. My latest purchase which is from B & H is the Milvus 35mm F2.0 which is used for portrait and street photography to me this is a gain for a lense that is tac sharp point to point. I have no regrets over my purchase and please allow me to put you at ease on the manual focusing which is fast and accurate as I am using the Nikon D810 to pair up with the Milvus 35mm f2.0. This lense is light and worth carrying around. My advice to you is to get the Milvus and not the Classic ZF2 Distagon because the Milvus are considered the next generation of new lenses produced by Zeiss with better coatings and newer technologies to reduce flare, ghost and also barrel distortion. The Bokeh produced by the 35mm f2.0 is fantastic. Last and not least the 35mm f2.0 is also weather seal. You will not regret buying a lense with so many positive comments with a plus.Laurence
Answered by: Laurence C.
Date published: 2022-08-20
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