ZEISS Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF

ZEISS Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF

ZEISS Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
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ZEISS 18mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Versatile, bright, and wide, the Canon EF-mount ZEISS Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE utilizes a Distagon optical concept, with a pair of aspherical elements and four anomalous partial dispersion elements, to control distortion, spherical and chromatic aberrations, and color fringing in order to produce sharp, clear, and color-neutral imagery with a broad perspective. A floating elements system is also employed for consistent performance throughout the aperture range, and an enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for working in difficult lighting conditions.

Its 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.

This 18mm f/2.8 lens is designed for full-frame format Canon EF-mount DSLRs, and can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 28.8mm equivalent focal length
Distagon optical design incorporates two aspherical elements and four anomalous partial dispersion elements to greatly control distortions and both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity.
Floating elements system maintains consistent performance when working with both close-up and distant subjects.
Enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating controls ghosting and flare for high contrast, color-neutral imagery.
Wide-angle perspective pairs with a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" for exaggerating foreground subjects and creating a broad sense of space.
Manual focus design is benefitted by laser-engraved focusing and depth of field scales, along with an IR position dot and 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.
In the Box
ZEISS Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ZEISS 18mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 18mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 99.9°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.4
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 12 Groups
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.54 x 3.66" / 90.0 x 93.0 mm
    Weight 1.59 lb / 721 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 6.6 x 5.5"

    ZEISS 18mm f/2.8 reviews

    Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific lens, very sharp even wide open I bought this lens primarily to have a usably fast lens for night-sky photography. I use it with a 5D Mark IV, and it serves this purpose quite well great sharpness, wide open. It also has proven quite good for shooting waterfalls, and for more general landscape photography; it is an excellent lens, and I'm happy to have it among the ones I can pick from. Although I've used autofocus for 25 years, I've had no problem with the Zeiss's manual focus. In most instances, I've simply used the lens's scale to assure that the distance range I want in focus will be in focus at the selected aperture, and that has worked very well. When more precise focusing has been necessary, I have used Live View 10x with good results (except when looking toward bright light, such as late afternoon sun). As essentially all reviews of this and other Zeiss lenses have stated, Zeiss focusing action is very smooth; this and other manifestations of the outstanding build quality of the lens make it a pleasure to use. When a wide view is desired and manual focus might be problematic, I have the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS, which is also an excellent lens, except for night-sky shooting. However, I use the Zeiss for more than night-sky work for situations that could be handled well by the 16-35 because the Zeiss is so nice to use and gives great results. It definitely is expensive, a fact driven home when I compare it to my Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, an outstanding lens that includes great autofocus and image stabilization not found in the Zeiss, yet costs a bit less. But I knew that before buying the Milvus 2.8/18; using it has increased my certainty that it was a good purchase.
    Date published: 2017-06-15
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