More of The Same?
When I first heard of another family of lenses from Zeiss, my immediate reaction was a dramatic eye-roll. I feel like every week there are new lens announcements from Zeiss like Otus, Loxia, Batis, Heli, Modix, and Todai (okay, I made some up, but you get the point). Now there are the Milvus lenses, but are they any different?
New Milvus Lens Family for DSLR
- ZEISS Milvus 21mm f/2.8 Lens: $1843.00
- ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/2 Lens: $1117.00
- ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/2 Lens: $1283.00
- ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Lens: $1199.00
- ZEISS Milvus 85mm f1.4 Lens: $1799.00
- ZEISS Milvus 100mm f/2 Lens: $1843.00
Camera Lenses That Deliver
The first thing any still photographer will notice on these lenses (besides the price) is that there is no auto-focus, but that’s probably the only con. Videographers will love the length of the focus throw and the option to de-click the aperture ring. Traveling and landscape photographers will utilize the weather sealing, and those who have invested in the new ultra-high-megapixel cameras will undoubtedly appreciate the glass quality. This is basically a lens for those who want Otus quality, but don’t want to pay the Otus price.
These lenses are available for pre-order on B&H (click any of the links above). What’s your opinion on these lenses? Are you excited for these lenses or do you think they’re Milvuseless? Let us know in the comments!