German company Zeiss has recently announced a new manual focus lens, the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35, specifically for full-frame DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. The lens is the tenth member of the Milvus line with incredible lens speed making it suitable for photographers who like to shoot portraits. And at maximum aperture, a subject for portrait photography will clearly stand out against their background allowing a photographer to produce images with a really creative combination of focus and blur.
The manual focus nature of the Milvus 1.4/35 lens allows exact focusing which results in bokeh that is creamy which gives the resulting image a really great look. Apart from portraits, the lens will do well with photographers who do a lot of landscape photography. With a 35mm focal length, the lens can cover a wide range of shots. On top of that, the camera is designed to be carried around no matter the weather: it is protected against elements of nature such as dust and splashes of water. The metal barrel of the lens also makes it a vision of robustness and durability.
No chromatic aberrations
The Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 features a new optical design that ensures photos taken have no chromatic aberrations whatsoever. The new optical design features aspherical lens elements, special glass materials, and advanced correction. With exceptional edge-to-edge imagery, the newest member of the Milvus family is designed to operate with high-performance digital camera.
Camera resolution is continues to become higher. As such, the pressure is on for lens makers to satisfy the demand for equally high-performing lenses. Zeiss says their new manual focus lens is up to the task.
Compatible with film shooting
All ten of the lenses in the Milvus line of lenses are all suitable for use in film productions. With lenses ranging from 15 to 135mm, the Milvus family of lenses can cover a wide range of shooting conditions. Together with a manual focus and large rotation angle, the lens can be operated with Zeiss Lens Gear with a follow-focus system. Nikon users can use the de-click function of the lens to set aperture continuously. Zeiss has also matched color characteristics of all ten lenses ensuring filmmakers that even a switch between focal lengths will still result in a look that is uniform in color – a feature that is much welcome when it comes to editing.
The Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 camera lens will be available starting July 2017 from specialist dealers as well as the Zeiss Online Shop. It will start selling at 1,999 euros.