With the recent destruction of my two Zeiss lenses I needed some replacements. After some bouncing around the web and various youtube searches, I came across the Zeiss Milvus Lens lineup. I loved my previous Zeiss lenses (Zeiss 21mm F2.8 ZE and Zeiss 50mm F2 ZE Makro). So I decided to essentially pick up the newer updated models of those lenses.
I’ve been very happy with them. Their build quality is exceptional, they feel rock solid in the hand and have beautiful optics and glass to couple that solid build. Along the solid build they are weather sealed which is a big plus! Along the mount of the lens they have a blue rubberized ring that protects the glass from outside elements like water and dust. The focus rings are buttery smooth and fluid, no jerky jerk moves or clicks when attempting to throw focus.
Just like the previous zeiss lenses, these Milvus lenses are manual focus lenses, so if you’re big on using autofocus for video or photo these lenses are not for you. I’ve never been one to use or trust autofocus, so this is not a problem for me!
I’ve always loved the optics of zeiss lenses and the sharp image they produce, and these lenses are no different. These Milvus lenses are some amazing lenses especially for the price point. A couple of the lenses get upwards up $2k but others are just over the $1k mark which I feel is a great price given the overall quality and durability of these lenses!
The lenses are available in both canon and nikon mount. (I own the canon mount). Links to the exact lenses I own are listed below!
LINKS TO THE ZEISS MLIVUS LENSES:
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