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ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F

BH #ZE3514MF • MFR #2111-637
ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Five Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
Characterized by its fast maximum aperture and advanced optical design, the Nikon F-mount Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 from ZEISS is a versatile wide-angle prime well-suited to an array of subjects, ranging from portraiture to landscape shooting. Its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture greatly benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers enhanced control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques. Complementing the focusing control is a sophisticated Distagon-type optical design, which employs one rear aspherical element and five anomalous partial dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved 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.
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ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Overview

Characterized by its fast maximum aperture and advanced optical design, the Nikon F-mount Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2 from ZEISS is a versatile wide-angle prime well-suited to an array of subjects, ranging from portraiture to landscape shooting. Its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture greatly benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers enhanced control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques. Complementing the focusing control is a sophisticated Distagon-type optical design, which employs one rear aspherical element and five anomalous partial dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved 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.

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.

Wide-angle prime is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/1.4 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.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
Five anomalous partial dispersion elements are used to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
One aspherical element controls distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
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 11.8" 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 35mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View65°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.22x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.35 x 4.96" / 85 x 126 mm
Weight2.49 lb / 1131 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.92 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.6 x 6.75 x 5.65"
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Are there different versions of this lens with model numbers?
Asked by: Fritz
The ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 is produced in two versions, The ZE which utilizes Canon's EF mount and the ZF.2 which utilizes Nikon's F mount. These two versions of the lens have different model numbers which indicate their mount type.
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Date published: 2021-01-23

Will the de-clicked iris work well with the video ...

Will the de-clicked iris work well with the video on my d780, or does it still need to be locked on like f16 for the Nikon CPU not to Fritz out. If it works well I will probably grab this and an 85 for my film making
Asked by: Christopher
The aperture of the Milvus ZF.2 series has a de-click feature specifically for filmmaking applications. To use the manual aperture on the lens, you will need to set this in the camera menu (go to F5 customize command dials, aperture setting and change from sub-command dial to aperture ring).
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Date published: 2020-10-08

Does this lens have an aperture ring? With all ...

Does this lens have an aperture ring? With all these product images, there is not a single picture that shows apertures
Asked by: Charles
No, you control the aperture through the camera body.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

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This lens is pretty heavy, do I need a tripod collar or something to additionally support it when I mount it on a tripod?
Asked by: Daniel
I would not bother with extra support with this lens.
Answered by: Steven K.
Date published: 2019-05-23

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Does this lens have hard stops?
Asked by: Lucas
All ZEISS Milvus lenses, including the 1.3/35 ZF.2 have hard stops at the close-focus and infinity marks. In addition, the focus and DOF scales are laser engraved and include an IR mark.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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