ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX 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
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
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Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F

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ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 overview

  • 1Description

A prime medium telephoto distinguished by its bright design and sophisticated optics, the Nikon F-mount Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 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 FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 202.5mm 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.
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.
In the Box
ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
  • 77mm Front Lens Cap for Otus 55mm f/1.4 ecczczqazsyd
  • Rear Cap for Nikon F-Mount Lenses
  • Lens Shade for Milvus 135mm f/2
  • De-Click Key
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 135mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    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
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    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.54 x 4.49" / 90 x 114 mm
    Weight 2.33 lb / 1059 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 6.7 x 5.5"

    ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 reviews

    Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful monster First: this lens is huge and heavy. Bring your A game, because you will need it to focus this bad boy. That said, when you nail it, this lens will reward you with some of the best results you can find. So practice practice practice. Spectacular? Sublime? I don't know how many adjectives you need. It lives up to, and in my opinion even exceeds its reputation. Easily one of the best lenses I've used; a lifetime investment.
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portrait lens I used this lens with my D800, very sharp focus and colors are wonderful, I like background and foreground diffusion and images are 3 dimensional, I own Nikon 85mm F1.4 g, but this lens is way better for portrait. This my 1st manual focus lens, I like it. I'm now fan of Zeiss, and will be adding more prime lens to my collection
    Date published: 2017-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the Industry Zeiss overall is the best in the industry. Anyone and everyone knows that. Now for this lens. It's great! The focus ring is very smooth and accurate. Wide open it's extremely sharp. The quality and difference with the picture taken SOOC is awesome. It's a great foundation for editing and to make your images pop. It is heavy. But again you get into that with this particular lens and quality. The hood I have mixed feelings. With the great glass and coatings theres no flare, CA, etc. With the size of the lens I really don't think you need a hood. So it's more of a personal choice at this point. Works great though. Snaps in really well, all metal construction. This is a lens that you keep. It's an investment. Main uses: Portraits ONLY. Wedding Portraits and Engagement Portraits in particular. I say this cause of the manual focus. Grown adults know how to hold still. So you can really zero in on focus wide open or any AP for that matter. Kids and family, I would say no way. Just not going to happen with this lens unless you're a freakin stallion with focusing LOL .
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best. Perfection.
    Date published: 2017-05-03
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    ZEISS 135mm f/2.0 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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