Zeiss to announce 6 new Milvus lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras

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There are 6 new Zeiss Milvus full frame lenses with manual focusing for Nikon DSLR cameras listed at B&H and Adorama. There is still no official release from Zeiss, but you can get the technical specs here:

Zeiss Milvus 21mm f:2.8 ZF.2Zeiss Milvus 35mm f:2 ZF.2 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f:1.4 ZF.2Zeiss Milvus 50mm f:2M ZF.2Zeiss Milvus 85mm f:1.4 ZF.2Zeiss Milvus 100mm f:2M ZF.2

Update: more information on the new Milvus lenses is now available on zeiss.com. Lens design, data sheets, lens brochures can be found here. Shipping will start in October. The full press release is available over at PhotoRumors. Few sample photos from the new Zeiss Milvus lenses are available on Flickr:

Update: more sample photos can be found here.

Zeiss Milvus lens specifications comparison from Explora:

Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Milvus 21mm f/2.8 Milvus 35mm f/2 Milvus 50mm f/2M Milvus 100mm f/2M
Lens Mount Full-Frame: Canon EF, Nikon F Full-Frame: Canon EF, Nikon F Full-Frame: Canon EF, Nikon F Full-Frame: Canon EF, Nikon F Full-Frame: Canon EF, Nikon F Full-Frame: Canon EF, Nikon F
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent on APS-C) 50mm (Nikon: 75mm; Canon: 80mm) 85mm (Nikon: 127.5mm; Canon: 136mm) 21mm (Nikon: 31.5mm; Canon: 33.6mm) 35mm (Nikon: 52.5mm; Canon: 56mm) 50mm (Nikon: 75mm; Canon: 80mm) 85mm (Nikon: 150mm; Canon: 160mm)
Maximum Aperture f/1.4 f/1.4 f/2.8 f/2 f/2 f/2
Minimum Aperture f/16 f/16 f/22 f/22 f/22 f/22
Angle of View 45° 29° 90° 62° 45° 25°
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.5' / 45 cm 2.6' / 80 cm 8.66" / 22 cm 11.81" / 30 cm 9.45" / 24 cm 1.44' / 44 cm
Max.Magnification Ratio 1:6.7 1:8.3 1:5 1:5.3 1:2 1:2
Autofocus No No No No No No
Image Stabilization No No No No No No
Lens Construction 10 elements / 9 groups 11 elements / 9 groups 16 elements / 13 groups 9 elements / 7 groups 8 elements / 6 groups 9 elements / 8 groups
Filter Thread 67mm 77mm 82mm 58mm 67mm Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions Canon: 3.3 x 4.3" / 8.3 x 9.8 cm
Nikon: 3.3 x 4.2" / 8.3 x 9.4 cm
Canon: 3.5 x 4.5" / 9.0 x 11.3 cm
Nikon: 3.5 x 4.3" / 9.0 x 11.0 cm
Canon: 3.8 x 3.7" / 9.5 x 9.5 cm
Nikon: 3.8 x 3.6" / 9.6 x 9.3 cm
Canon: 3.0 x 3.2" / 7.7 x 8.3 cm
Nikon: 3.0 x 3.3" / 7.7 x 8.1 cm
Canon: 3.2 x 3.0" / 8.1 x 7.5 cm
Nikon: 3.2 x 2.9" / 8.1 x 7.3 cm
Canon: 3.2 x 4.1" / 8.1 x 10.4 cm
Nikon: 3.2 x 4.1" / 8.1 x 10.3 cm
Weight Canon: 32.5 oz / 922 g
Nikon: 30.9 oz / 875 g
Canon: 45.2 oz / 1280 g
Nikon: 42.7 oz / 1210 g
Canon: 30 oz / 851 g
Nikon: 25.9 oz / 735 g
Canon: 24.8 oz / 702 g
Nikon: 22.9 oz / 649 g
Canon: 25.8 oz / 730 g
Nikon: 23.3 oz / 660 g
Canon: 29.7 oz / 843 g
Nikon: 28.5 oz / 807 g

Two new Zeiss Milvus promo videos were released:

Apocalyptic demo reel by James Cawley, shot on Milvus:

Jared Abrams tests Milvus in a lowlight situation (4K footage):

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