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March 3, 2017 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* Review

  Ludicrous Mode American automaker Tesla has become one of the darlings of the auto industry with their high performance electric vehicles. One of the ironic aspects of Tesla’s Model S sedan is the ability to unlock “Ludicrous Mode”. Ludicrous Mode is a software enabled setting where everything goes into “hyperdrive” and the already high […]

February 15, 2017 Zeiss Otus 1.4/28mm APO Distagon T* Image Gallery

The Carl Zeiss company definitely knows how to make premium lenses with beautiful optics…and very expensive price tags.  Few lenses typify this more than the extravagant Otus series.  The Otus 1.4/55mm, 1.4/85mm, and now 1.4/28mm are all wide aperture premium prime lenses with exorbitant prices.  The Otus 28mm f/1.4 takes that to new level, with […]

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 […]