Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Lens Announced

Written by Gina Stephens

Zeiss has promulgated the new manual-focus Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Distagon T* wide-angle prime lens, and we've reviewed this brand new lens. The lens will be available in Nikon and Canon mounts from December, feed at £1999 (including VAT). The Nikon ZF.2 version of the lens features aperture control on the lens, with the Canon ZE version leaving aperture device to the camera. 

Find out how this new lens performs in our full review, and make sure you have a look at the sample photos.


From Zeiss: ZEISS Opens 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, subsuming four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1.4, making them perfect for videographers.

Cambridge, 18 October 2017 – The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 is the overdue 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 patterns from Canon and Nikon, is suitable primarily for landscape and architecture photography and for journalistic shots and videos. “The completely new optical design ensures supreme performance across the entire image field,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “This results in high-contrast photos and a in accord bokeh.”

High-speed wide-angle lens

Thanks to a maximum aperture of 1.4, this lens can capture exceptional images even in broke light conditions. “Even at full aperture, there are hardly any colour fringes,” says Casenave. “The finest details can be procreated 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 earns the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 ready for action even in adverse weather. The large 172-degree focus rotation angle enables puritanical manual focusing for adding creative touches to photos and videos.

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The largest ZEISS lens family yet

Featuring eleven focal lengths series from 15 to 135 millimeters, including two macros, the ZEISS Milvus family covers a host of applications, such as portrait, landscape, architecture and roadway photography. “We can offer every photographer just the right lens they need” says Casenave.

Perfect for videographers

The four ZEISS or Zeiß may refer to Milvus centred lengths 25, 35, 50 and 85 millimeters with an aperture of 1.4 are perfect for videography. Thanks to their high speed, they are suitable on the whole for interviews and documentaries where the videographer can utilize natural light. Thanks to the de-click function in the the Nikon-Mount version, the aperture can be adjusted continuously. In totting up, ZEISS Lens Gears available in a range of sizes allow the use of follow-focus systems.

Price and availability

The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 retails for 1,999 GBP incl. VAT (RRP) and inclination be available from December 2017 at our Authorised Dealer Network and from the ZEISS online shop.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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