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

BH #ZE502MZF2 • MFR #2096-558
ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2M ZF.2 Macro Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Planar Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
Pairing a normal-length perspective with an impressive 1:2 maximum magnification ratio, the Nikon F-mount Milvus 50mm f/2M ZF.2 from ZEISS features a floating elements design to ensure consistent image quality when working with both close and distant subjects. Inspired by the classic symmetrical Planar optical design, this lens is capable of achieving well-corrected imagery with controlled aberrations and distortions. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and flaring for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in difficult lighting conditions.
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ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro Overview

Pairing a normal-length perspective with an impressive 1:2 maximum magnification ratio, the Nikon F-mount Milvus 50mm f/2M ZF.2 from ZEISS features a floating elements design to ensure consistent image quality when working with both close and distant subjects. Inspired by the classic symmetrical Planar optical design, this lens is capable of achieving well-corrected imagery with controlled aberrations and distortions. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and flaring 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.
Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 9.4" to suit working with close-up subjects.
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.
Planar optical design affords high sharpness and consistent performance throughout the focusing range to suit photographing at a wide range of imaging scales.
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.
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/2 Macro Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View45°
Minimum Focus Distance9.45" / 24 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.19 x 2.87" / 81 x 73 mm
Weight1.45 lb / 660 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.45 x 5.45 x 4.85"
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What is the differance between Distagon Optical Design and Planar Optical Design in Zeiss Lenses ?
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The different names designate different optical schemes. The Planar design is used in Normal to Telephoto focal length lenses. The Distagon is a more complex designed and is used Wide Angle lenses.
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Is there any noticeable focus breathing when shooting video ?
Asked by: Stephen O.
50mm lenses, even cheap ones, barely breathe at all. I would suspect you would need a laser microscope to measure the breathing on any Zeiss 50mm Milvus.
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Can you use filter for this lens. What is the filter size?
Asked by: Thomas
The ZEISS Milvus 2/50M takes a 67mm filter. You can read more about this lens at: https://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/int/photography/products/milvus-lenses/milvus-250m.html#data
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Asked by: juan j
This lens would come with a 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years with Online Registration. The add o warranty runs alongside the manufacturers warranty, but it would also cover drops and spills and world wide coverage
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Can this Zeiss lens be used on a Canon mirrorless (RF) camera with an adaptor?
Asked by: Troy T
Yes.
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When is Zeiss going to make this for Sony FE ...

When is Zeiss going to make this for Sony FE mount?
Asked by: David
We are not privy to Zeiss' FE lens roadmap or any info regarding the reengineering of the Milvus line. Please contact Zeiss directly or keep an eye out of news updates from them on their website. :)
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Can aperture be set from the camera body?
Asked by: Santiago
Yes you can change aperture from the camera body. You need to set aperture ring indicator at f22, then the lens is set as electronically configured aperture mode. I use D850 and Df with same manner.
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why is the milvus 50mm f/2M more expensive than milvus 50mm f/1.4 ? was thinking about buying, but dont know which one to get.
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Both lenses are weather resistant. It's more expensive due to the macro optics.
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