Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 Lens

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Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 Lens

An impressive wide-angle lens featuring an equally impressive bright maximum aperture, both the Canon Ef and the Nikon F-mount Milvus 25mm f/1.4 ZF.2 from ZEISS are versatile primes well-suited to variety of shooting applications, including landscape, nature, architecture, interior, and astrophotography. Its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture greatly benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers enhanced control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques. Complementing the focusing control is a sophisticated Distagon-type optical design, which employs two aspherical elements and seven anomalous partial dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity. An enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to significantly reduce ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color fidelity.

Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 Lens<

Its manual focus design is complemented by a rubberized focus ring for fine-tuned, precise control over your focus position. This ZF.2 lens also features a manual aperture ring that can be manually de-clicked for silent, stepless switching between aperture setting to benefit video applications. Additionally, Milvus-series lenses also feature an equally aesthetic and durable frosted, anodized metal lens barrel surface along with a weather-sealed construction to protect against dust and moisture.

  • This 25mm f/1.4 lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 37.5mm equivalent focal length.

  • Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also offers extensive control over depth of field.

  • Seven anomalous partial dispersion elements are featured in the optical design, and help to virtually eliminate color fringing and chromatic aberrations for greater image clarity and color accuracy.

  • Distagon optical concept uses two aspherical elements to control spherical aberrations and distortion in order to provide a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.

  • Enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating controls ghosting and flare for high contrast, color-neutral imagery.

  • Manual focus design is benefitted by laser-engraved focusing and depth of field scales, along with an IR position dot and hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.

  • The manual aperture ring has clicked indicators throughout aperture range. Using the included De-Click Tool, this ring can be mechanically 'de-clicked' for smooth, silent rotation throughout the aperture range; making it ideal for video applications.

  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

  • Weather-resistant construction includes internal seals to guard against dust and moisture as well as a blue sealing ring at the lens mount to protect the lens-camera interface.

  • All-metal lens barrel has a frosted, anodized surface along with a rubberized focusing ring for both durability and improved tactile control.


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Specifications
Primary specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 25 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring No
Optics
Elements 16
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings Aspheric and APD elements + T* coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification 0.22×
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 1225 g (2.70 lb)
Diameter 95 mm (3.74)
Length 123 mm (4.84)
Materials Metal
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 82 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No
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Zeiss Milvus 25mm F1.4 Announced Oct 18, 2017 Prime lens Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
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