Zeiss is expanding its Milvus line, with the introduction of the Milvus 1.4/35, the tenth lens in the series. The new prime is designed for full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, joining the 2.8/15, 2.8/18, 2.8/21, 2/35, 1.4/50, 1.4/85, 2/135 and the 2/50M and 2/100M macros.
Like all of the lenses in the Milvus line, the 1.4/35 features manual autofocus with a sturdy metal barrel and an aperture dial. The Milvus lenses are exceptionally sharp and beautifully designed pieces of glass, and the 1.4/35 has a brand-new optical design that equates to images nearly free from chromatic aberrations, according to Zeiss. All Zeiss lenses features the company’s T*® antireflective coating.
While its fast 1.4 aperture makes the lens especially well suited for portraiture and creating gorgeous bokeh, its 35mm focal length also makes it a suitable choice for landscapes and general photography. For filmmakers, all of the lenses in the Milvus series can be used in conjunction with a Zeiss Lens Gear accessory and a follow-focus unit. The Milvus lenses are color-matched across the line, too, making it possible to maintain looks when changing focal lengths.
The Milvus 1.4/35 is scheduled for July 2017 availability at a price of 1,999 Euros, or about $2,236 US.
Learn more about the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 here.
See the press release below:
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 Camera Lens for DSLR Cameras
The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture
ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35. Now the tenth lens in the Milvus family, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. “The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.” The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35-millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.
Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design
With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, ZEISS has given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations,” says Casenave. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the ZEISS Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras. “The resolutions of camera sensors are constantly becoming higher, and this also increases the demands made on the lenses. For ZEISS Milvus lenses this is no problem. They are a solid investment in the future.”
Also suitable for filming
The ten lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, ranging between 15 and 135 millimeters, are also suitable for film productions: the manual focus with a large rotation angle can be operated with the aid of a ZEISS Lens Gear with a follow-focus system. The de-click function allows the aperture to be set continuously in the version for Nikon3 cameras. A further benefit for filming: ZEISS has matched the color characteristics of the ten lenses. Filmmakers can therefore switch between the focal lengths and still have a uniform color look. “This facilitates editing enormously,” says Casenave.
Price and availability
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 will be available from specialist dealers and in the ZEISS Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is 1,999 euros.
You can find further information at www.zeiss.com/photo/milvus1435
1 Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group.
2 Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation.
3 Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation.