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ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

BH #ZE5014MZF2 • MFR #2096-556
ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
Pairing the normal focal length with a complex Distagon optical concept, the Nikon F-mount ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 is also characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture to provide a well-realized combination of sharpness, clarity, and shooting flexibility. The optical design incorporates four anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for notable clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. A floating elements system is also employed for consistent performance when working with both near and distance subjects. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in difficult lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Overview

Pairing the normal focal length with a complex Distagon optical concept, the Nikon F-mount ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 is also characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture to provide a well-realized combination of sharpness, clarity, and shooting flexibility. The optical design incorporates four anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for notable clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. A floating elements system is also employed for consistent performance when working with both near and distance subjects. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and lens flare 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 FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
Four anomalous partial dispersion elements are used to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
One aspherical element controls distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
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 1.5' 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 50mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design10 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.27 x 3.7" / 83 x 94 mm
Weight1.93 lb / 875 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 5.5 x 4.7"
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I own the classic version and the Milvus version (50mm 1.4) the Milvus is a completely new design and BLOWS away the classic version, no comparison!
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I preordered the 50mm. Does this come with lens soft bag? Thank you
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What filter size does this lens use?
Asked by: Scott B.
This lens uses 67mm threaded filters.
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Can the aperture ring of the F mount version be ...

Can the aperture ring of the F mount version be controlled when the lens is detached (i.e. when no electric conection is on the mount)?
Asked by: Ryo
Yes, the aperture ring is mechanical and does not require an electronic connection to function.
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2021-03-16

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Can the aperture ring be controlled in camera?
Asked by: Vladimir
If you set/lock the lens to its minimum aperture setting on the lens, then yes, you can control the aperture via the control on the camera body.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2020-11-14

What is the minimal focus distance?

What is the minimal focus distance?
Asked by: James
The MOD on the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 lens is 17.7". You can read more about the lens at: https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/photography/products/milvus-lenses/milvus-1450.html
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I use it on a Nikon Z7 with the FTZ adapter and I ...

I use it on a Nikon Z7 with the FTZ adapter and I don't get focus confirmation. Any suggestions?
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Best bet with this would be to either use the zoom function to zoom in to check focus, or use the focus peaking mode.
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Date published: 2021-02-21
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