ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18

New viewing angles.

Be it stylish interiors, majestic landscapes or tumbling waterfalls, the super wide-angle ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 lens loves to capture dramatic vistas. Just like you.

This compact super wide-angle lens is perfect for capturing majestic landscapes and architectural marvels. Its unique visual field offers you plenty of scope for creativity when composing your images. Get up real close and create the feeling that you are at the heart of the action. Expand the depth of field of your image or make an object really stand out. The high-performance ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 ensures impressive image quality across the entire image field and enables you to capture unique shots wherever you go.

ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18

Excellent imagery, even in difficult light conditions

Outstanding stray light reduction is achieved by combining a number of optimally matched measures. In addition to the ZEISS T* coating, all lens edges are provided with a special pitch-black lacquer in a complex manual process. Light traps in mechanical components and specially designed surfaces are integrated to prevent the occurrence of reflections.

Future-proof solution for high-resolution camera systems

The excellent image performance of the ZEISS Milvus Lenses is sharply focused on the requirements of current and future high-performance digital cameras. Thanks to the low level of stray light allowed by the lens design, high-contrast images are also possible with increasing high dynamic ranges of the sensors (HDR). The optics are designed to ensure full utilization of the performance provided by high-resolution camera systems.

Creative still and video photography through precise, manual focusing

Manually focusing a lens means controlling and therefore actively composing an image gently and precisely from your fingertips. Here, a good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS Milvus Lenses feature a large rotation angle which enables pinpoint focusing. The silent, continuous aperture setting (de-click function with ZF.2 mount) and the long focusing range lay also optimal conditions for video photography.

Long-lasting product with protection against environmental influences

ZEISS Milvus Lenses will impress you not only due to their visual and haptic excellence, but also thanks to their inner qualities. Special seals for protection against dust and splashes expand the photographer's creative potential by guaranteeing the system's functional reliability even in environmentally difficult situations.

Stable image performance over the entire focusing range

The Floating Elements Design permits constantly high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance between individual lens elements or element groups. The mechanical design of the ZEISS Milvus Lenses is highly complex and the workmanship must be extremely exact – both specialties of ZEISS.

Performance

Focal length

18 mm

Aperture range

f/2.8 – f/22

Camera Mount

Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)

Format compatibility

Full Frame

Focusing range

0,25 m (9.84") – ∞

Free working distance

0,12 m (4.73") - ∞

Angular field** (diag. horiz. vert.)

100° | 89° | 67°

Diameter of image field

43 mm (1.69")

Coverage at close range (MOD)**

274 x 180 mm (10.79 x 7.09")

Image ratio at minimum object distance

1 : 7.4

Lens elements | groups

14 | 12

Flange focal distance

ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")

Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)

107 mm (4.22")

Features

Autofocus

Image Stabilization

Physical

Filter thread

M77 x 0.75

Rotation angle of focusing ring

146°

Diameter max.

ZE: 90 mm (3.54") | ZF.2: 90 mm (3.54")

Diameter of focusing ring

ZE: 73 mm (2.86") | ZF.2: 70 mm (2.76")

Length (with lens caps)

ZE: 109 mm (4.31") | ZF.2: 107 mm (4.21")

Length (without lens caps)

ZE: 93 mm (3.66") | ZF.2: 92 mm (3.62")

Weight

ZE: 721 g (25.4 oz) | ZF.2: 675 g (23.8 oz)

ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18

Originally developed for SLR cameras requiring a long back focal distance for short focal lengths because of the mirror box (the distance between the back lens element and the film plane must be considerably longer than the focal length), the Distagon lenses (retrofocus design) are also ideal for mirrorless system cameras thanks to their optimized ray path. Even with longer focal lengths, the high-performance Distagon optical design enables consistently good correction all the way to the corners of the image and very low field curvature.

Distagon Design

Lens with aspheric optical surface

Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion

"Floating elements" design

ZEISS SLR Lenses

Brochure

ZEISS Camera Lenses Product Overview

Brochure

ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18

Datasheet

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Reviews

ephotozine.com
"The Milvus 18mm f/2.8 is a solid, beautiful object in its own right..."
ephotozine.com

photographyblog.com
"The Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 boasts superb build quality..."
photographyblog.com

dustinabbott.net
"It really is an exquisite looking lens..."
dustinabbott.net

the-digital-picture.com
"If you want the best-built 18mm lens, perhaps no lens surpasses this one..."
the-digital-picture.com

Lens Accessories

Tailored to meet your requirements.

When taking pictures, an optimal image is not the only consideration. Capturing that special experience also plays a key role. With their reliable functions, camera lenses from ZEISS ensure that photographers can fully concentrate on the image and composition, and bring their creativity to life. In order to perfect this experience, ZEISS now offers accessories tailored to the requirements of demanding photographers.

Manual Focusing

With AF Camera Systems.

Camera Mounts

Overview of different mounts.

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Product Registration

ZEISS grants a warranty period of two years from the date of purchase for all its photographic lenses. This may be extended to three years after registering with ZEISS Online Registration. Although the ZEISS extended warranty is already available in numerous countries, claims under warranty may only be made in the country in which the product was purchased. 

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