New Zeiss Milvus 1.4/135
21 June 2017 | Category: Stills
Zeiss has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon. The Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 is the tenth lens to join the Milvus family. Ideal for portrait photography, Zeiss Product Manager, Christophe Casenave, says the high maximum aperture of the Milvus 1.4/35 “enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur, and the creamy booked provides an excellent image look.”
Zeiss say they have given this lens a completely new optical design featuring aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction that deliver images that are “practically free from chromatic aberrations.”
Like all lenses in the Milvus family, the 1.4/35 is protected against dust and water spray and, according to Casenave, can be used even in poor weather conditions. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.
The Zeiss Milvus range covers focal lengths ranging from 15mm to 135mm and is suitable for film productions as well as stills photography. The Nikon versions feature a de-click function that allows the aperture to be set continuously and Zeiss has matched the colour characteristics of the ten lenses in the range allowing filmmakers to switch between the focal lengths and still have a uniform colour look.
The Milvus 1.4/35 should be available toward the end of July.