Zeiss announced the latest lens in their Milvus family to be released November 2, bringing the 1.4/25 to join the other ten members of the line.
Created with DSLR cameras in mind, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 covers a full frame sensor and is tailored towards “landscape and architecture photography, and for journalistic shots and videos”. It’s high-speed capability and 1.4 max aperture also makes for “exceptional images in poor light”. As Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS explains, “Even at full aperture, there are hardly any color fringes. The finest details can be reproduced in high definition and contrast all the way into the corners.”
- Excellent imagery, even in difficult light conditions
- Future-proof solution for high-resolution camera systems
- Creative still and video photography through precise, manual focusing
- Long-lasting product with protection against environmental influences
- Stable image performance over the entire focusing range
As we frequently point out, Zeiss photo lenses are great for video work as well. The Milvus line in particular has the new 25, as well as the 35, 50 and 85 lenses that are perfect for video work due to their high speed and easy use with natural light. As Zeiss notes, “the de-click function in the version for the Nikon-Mount the aperture can be adjusted continuously,” offering even more control for video use.
The new ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 will be available November 2, 2017 for $2,399.
For more information, see the press release below and visit www.Zeiss.com/Photo/Milvus1425
ZEISS Unveils High-Speed DSLR Lens: ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25
With its new wide-angle focal length, the ZEISS Milvus family now boasts eleven lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, including four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1.4, which are perfect for videographers too.
Oberkochen, 18 October 2017
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 is the latest focal length to be added to ZEISS’s largest range of lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. The lens, which was developed for the DSLR systems from Canon and Nikon, is suitable primarily for landscape and architecture photography, and for journalistic shots and videos. “The completely new optical design ensures superior performance
across the entire image field,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “This results in high-contrast photos and a harmonious bokeh.”
High-speed wide-angle lens
Thanks to a maximum aperture of 1.4, this lens can even capture exceptional images in poor light. “Even at full aperture, there are hardly any color fringes,” says Casenave. “The finest details can be reproduced in high definition and contrast all the way into the corners.” The metal housing is what makes the lens robust, and its dirt and dust protection even makes the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 ready for action in adverse weather. The large 172-degree focus rotation angle enables precise manual focusing for adding creative touches to photos and videos.
The largest ZEISS lens family yet
Featuring eleven focal lengths ranging from 15 to 135 millimeters, including two macros, the ZEISS Milvus family covers a host of applications, such as portrait, landscape, architecture and street photography. “We can offer every photographer just the right lens,” says Casenave.
Perfect for videographers too
The four ZEISS Milvus focal lengths 25, 35, 50 and 85 millimeters with an aperture of 1.4 are just perfect for filming. Thanks to their high speed, they are suitable primarily for interviews and documentaries where the videographer can utilize natural light. Thanks to the de-click function in the version for the Nikon-Mount the aperture can be adjusted continuously. ZEISS Lens Gears in a range of sizes permit the use of follow-focus systems.
Price and availability
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 retails for 2,399 euros incl. 19 percent sales tax (RRP) or 2.399US$ and will be available starting 2 November 2017 at dealers and from the ZEISS online shop.
Product photos and sample images taken using the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 can be downloaded here.
You will find further information at www.zeiss.com/photo/milvus1425