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October 3, 2016 Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 Review

A Happy Medium? In the midst of Zeiss’ second wave of Milvus lenses come an entirely new lens: the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 2.8/18mm. The Milvus 18mm replaces a classic Zeiss 18mm lens that had a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and wasn’t up to the exacting standards of the 15mm and 21mm Distagon lenses. This […]

September 24, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Review

A Little Bit of Perfect…For Some When the Milvus line launched in 2015 there were six concurrent lens releases. Of those six, two were brand new lenses replacing very different lenses in the “Classic” lineup (1.4/50mm and 1.4/85mm). Four others were “reskinned” lenses built around existing optical formulas but with a new look and build. […]

September 12, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm Review

Don’t Call Me Makro Until this point my coverage of the Milvus line from Zeiss has focused on the the lenses with new optical formulas, namely the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses. Over this past year, however, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to review the Milvus 2/100mm (100mm f/2), a rebuild of the […]

September 8, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Image Gallery

I’ve had a great opportunity to get an early look at the just announced today Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 (2.8/18mm).  I love the look of this lens, love the focal length, and now I get to find out if I love the image quality.  It stands as a more compact option (with an […]

September 8, 2016 Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 2/135mm Image Gallery

I’m delighted that Zeiss has released a new Milvus version of one of my favorite Zeiss lenses – the Milvus APO Sonnar T* 2/135mm.  This lens is pretty much optical perfection, though now in an improved build that includes weather sealing (one more way to set it apart from the Canon EF 135mm f/2L).  Also […]

August 29, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm Image Gallery

I’ve got the opportunity to review another lens from the exceptional Zeiss Milvus line.  I never had a chance to review the original Makro-Planar 2/100mm, so getting a chance to review it in the new and improved Milvus build is a real treat.  In this space I will be sharing a number of images taken […]

June 8, 2016 Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 1.4/50mm Review

“Dressed to Impress” Let me be candid: doing Zeiss reviews are always a treat for me. I’m happy to review consumer grade lenses and budget options because I know that these are the lenses that more photographers can afford, but I’m rarely personally excited by such lenses. But one of perks of doing what I […]

May 23, 2016 Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 1.4/50mm Image Gallery

Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 1.4/50mm Image Gallery It’s always a pleasure to begin a new Zeiss review.  Zeiss lenses have that intangible “it factor” for me, from the beautiful construction with its vintage manual focus sensibilities to the always unique and beautiful image quality.  I enjoy reviewing them, and the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 1.4/50mm […]