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

BH #ZE1352MZF2N • MFR #2111-635
ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • Sonnar Optical Design
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.
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ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 Overview

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.

ZEISS Milvus 135mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length135mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View19°
Minimum Focus Distance2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.54 x 4.49" / 90 x 114 mm
Weight2.33 lb / 1059 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 6.7 x 5.5"
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Does this lens feature a new optical design or is it simply a rehousing of the previous version?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Milvus 2/135 ZF.2 lens uses the same optical design as the Apo Sonnar 2/135 and features an improved anti-reflective coating, a weather sealed barrel and a de-clickable aperture.
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Date published: 2019-03-05

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Is the focus throw on the 135mm in Nikon mount the same as on their Zeiss Classic predecessor?
Asked by: Anonymous
The angular field of rotation of the focus barrel is 268 degrees for both lenses.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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How many aperture blades, and are they curved?
Asked by: Anonymous
The ZEISS Milvus lenses; like their Zeiss Classic predecessors, have 9 aperture blades.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this lens compatible with Nikon 2x converter?
Asked by: Anonymous
This teleconverter has not been tested by ZEISS on the Milvus 135 lens, so a recommendation cannot be made.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can I use this Canon 135mm lens on my Sony a7rii body ? What is the best lens adapter/converter to use with it,, that will relay info and not degrade picture quality?
Asked by: Anonymous
I shoot that exact same setup with a sigma mc11 adapter and it works flawlessly. It's an incredible combination. The Milvus line brings out the very best of the A7Rii sensor. Just make sure you get a canon adapter for your Sony. If you are going to be using other adapted autofocus Canon lenses I might recommend going the metabones route. I haven't been overly impressed with autofocus on my canon 70-200 using my sigma. But it does get the job done.
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When is the lens going to be available?
Asked by: Givi
The Milvus 2/135 ZE will begin shipping in November .
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Date published: 2018-08-27
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