ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF

ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF

ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • Sonnar Optical Design
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Floating Elements System
  • Manual Focus Design, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
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Lens Mount: Canon EF

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ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 overview

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A prime medium telephoto distinguished by its bright design and sophisticated optics, the Canon EF-mount Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE from ZEISS is a Sonnar-type lens offering high sharpness, speed, and accurate contrast and color rendering. The optical design utilizes four anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations and other distortions for clean, well-corrected imagery. A floating elements system is also used, for consistent performance throughout the focusing range, in order to achieve even sharpness and clarity. 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.

Short telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 216mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/2 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.
Sonnar optical concept suits the combination of a large maximum aperture and long focal length, and also contributes to notable sharpness, well-controlled flare, and high contrast.
Four anomalous partial dispersion elements are used to significantly 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 2.6' 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.
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 135mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF
  • 77mm Front Lens Cap for Otus 55mm f/1.4
  • Rear Cap for Canon EF-Mount Lenses
  • Lens Shade for Milvus 135mm f/2
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years with Online Registration
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    ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 specs

    Focal Length 135mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 19°
    Minimum Focus Distance 2.62' / 80 cm
    Magnification 0.25x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.54 x 4.53" / 90 x 115 mm
    Weight 2.47 lb / 1123 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 6.8 x 5.4"

    ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 reviews

    Milvus 135mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much resolving power A wise person once said to me: "Buy cheap equipment first, learn what frustrates you, then you will know what to look for when buying expensive gear". Chromatic aberrations and lack of fine details were the flaws I did not like in my photos. I bought this lens for its amazing resolving power and lack of chromatic aberrations. When this lens is pointed directly at a light source, it will hardly veil and control bloom wonderfully. Please look to the uploaded image as a testament to how well this lens performs. This lens is manual focus only. I found it quite easy to get the hang of and nail focus. The great Zeiss engineering makes it a pleasure to use.
    Date published: 2017-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you're looking, just click the add to cart button!! I shoot a Sony A7Rii and a Canon 5D Mk III. This lens is phenomenal on both of them. It resolves incredible detail on the Sony. In fact, it's my lens of choice over my Sony 85mm Gmaster, Sony 55mm, Sony 90mm macro and the 85mm Milvus. I have also used the canon 135 and as much as I love that lens.....I would say the Milvus beats it hands down. If you need autofocus, then your decision is made for you. Don't expect to get high hit rates of any kind of moving subject with this lens. I shoot portraits and love the amazing fall off and Bokeh this lens produces. It has such a nice distinct look to it. For landscape work the detail stopped down is drool worthy (F5.6-F16) I can't say much about the lens stopped down completely as I haven't had to shoot that situation yet. I have already used the lens outside during a snow storm in Zion National park and it got a proper weather test. All seems fine to me there. Only time will tell though. The build quality on the Milvus line is amazing. It feels very solid, and looks amazing. Even the focus throw is feels high end, as it should considering the price point. Pros Sharpness / Detail Bokeh is smooth and gorgeous Color Contrast Minimal distortion Cons Realistically, I don't have anything negative to say. If I could have autofocus this lens would rarely come off my camera but that's more of a dream than a complaint. I could complain about the price but this lens is worth the money if you can tap into its capabilities. I will add some images when I get back to my computer.
    Date published: 2017-01-16
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