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Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE Prime Lens Canon EF

The versatile Canon EF-mount Zeiss Milvus 35mm ZE lens takes a range of subjects in its' stride, from portraits to landscapes and street, consistently delivering superb results with stills and video. view full description
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Product Code: 9247016F

£1,699.00

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ZEISS Milvus 35mm f/1.4 ZE - Canon Fit Lens

Perfect for every occasion. With a wide 35 mm focal length, this lens opens up a world of possibilities. From making your portrait subject stand out against the background to capturing high-precision architectural detail and detailed landscape photography – the choice is yours.

From portraits to architecture and landscape photography – the detail provided by this lens never fails to impress. Edge to edge chromatic aberrations are almost completely eliminated. With 14 elements in 11 groups, the cutting-edge ZEISS Distagon lens already ensures outstanding edge-to-edge imagery detail, even at full aperture.

Product features in detail

Excellent imagery, even in difficult light conditions

All lenses features a T* antireflective coating from ZEISS. Outstanding stray light reduction is achieved by combining a number of optimally matched measures. In addition to the ZEISS T* coating, all lens edges are provided with a special pitch-black lacquer in a complex manual process. Light traps in mechanical components and specially designed surfaces are integrated to prevent the occurrence of reflections. Each focal length has its own individual optical design with the use of special types of glass displaying anomalous partial dispersion. This reduces the occurrence of color fringes at high-contrast edges of subjects to an absolute minimum.

Future-proof solution for high-resolution camera systems

The excellent image performance of the ZEISS Milvus Lenses is sharply focused on the requirements of current and future high-performance digital cameras. Thanks to the low level of stray light allowed by the lens design, high-contrast images are also possible with increasing high dynamic ranges of the sensors (HDR). The minimization of coma, astigmatism and spherical aberrations enables constantly high resolution over the entire image field. The optics are designed to ensure full utilization of the performance provided by high-resolution camera systems. Regardless of what the future holds – with the Milvus Lenses from ZEISS you are optimally equipped any time, any place.

Creative still and video photography through precise, manual focusing

Manually focusing a lens means controlling and therefore actively composing an image gently and precisely from your fingertips. Here, a good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS Milvus Lenses feature a large rotation angle which enables pinpoint focusing. The top-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without backlash, optimally supporting the photographer's creative interplay with the focal plane of high-speed fixed focal lengths. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder or display. The engraving in meters and feet, and the focus scale provide additional support for manual focusing. The silent, continuous aperture setting (de-click function with ZF.2 mount) and the long focusing range lay optimal conditions for video photography.

Long-lasting product with protection against environmental influences

An optimized ergonomic design enables fatigue-free photography and reduces camera shake. The all-metal housing makes every adjustment a haptic experience. The dynamic, precise barrel design sets new trends in the world of camera lenses. However, the ZEISS Milvus Lenses will impress you not only due to their visual and haptic excellence, but also thanks to their inner qualities. Special seals for protection against dust and splashes expand the photographer's creative potential by guaranteeing the system's functional reliability even in environmentally difficult situations.

Stable image performance over the entire focusing range

State-of-the-art camera systems and high-resolution digital image sensors are now demanding more and more performance from the lenses. The Floating Elements Design permits constantly high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance between individual lens elements or element groups. The adjustment of the element spacing is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of the ZEISS Milvus Lenses is highly complex and the workmanship must be extremely exact – both specialties of ZEISS.

Autofocus: N/A
Aperture ring: Yes
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 85
Length (mm): 126
Weight (g): 1174
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: Yes
Elements: 14
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 35 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 11
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 35
Maximum magnification: 0.22
Maximum aperture (number): 1.4
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 35
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.3
Minimum aperture (number): 16
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: ED elements + T* coating
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

As always ZEISS have crafted a lens that looks delightful, and one that will perform optimally for its application - which in the case of a 35mm is pretty versatile.

A popular focal length for street photographers, the f/1.4 aperture will make this a really good option for creative night photography for example - combined with a DSLR with a full-frame sensor capable of low noise at high ISOs this is a real no-brainer.

Dust and moisture protection make it safe for use in weather conditions, which in turn means you can get some dreamy portraits in the rain - muse permitting.

We Love

  • f/1.4 aperture makes for a whole load of creative possibilities
  • 35mm focal length is the lens equivalent of a Swiss Army knife
  • Milvus build and optical quality makes for exceptional output

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.