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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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What is the main difference between the Milvus and the Zeiss Planar 50 1.4 ZF.2 ?
Asked by: Carol
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!
Answered by: Bryan S.
Date published: 2022-02-08


I preordered the 50mm. Does this come with lens soft bag? Thank you
Asked by: Evelyn M.
No, the lens does not come with a case or soft bag.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

is it a macro lens?

is it a macro lens?
Asked by: Mohamed
The Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2 has a magnification ratio of 1:6.7, whereas most macro lenses are designated at 1:2 or 1:1 (half life size and actual life size respectively). For macro use, we recommend the Milvus 2/50 ZF.2 - which can be found at:
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2020-06-16


What filter size does this lens use?
Asked by: Scott B.
This lens uses 67mm threaded filters.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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


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:
Answered by: ZEISS Camera Lenses
Date published: 2020-01-26

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?
Asked by: Jorge
Best bet with this would be to either use the zoom function to zoom in to check focus, or use the focus peaking mode.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21
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