DSLR Lens ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25

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/Germany, 2017-10-18.


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 Canon1 is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. and Nikon2 is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation., 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



Technical data ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25


Focal length25 mm
Aperture rangef/1.4 – f/16
Lens elements / Groups15 / 13
Focusing range0,252 m (9.93’’) - ∞
Free working distance0,093 m (3.66’’) - ∞
Angular field* (diag. / horiz. / vert.)81,2° / 70,8° / 50,4°
Diameter of image field43 mm (1.69″)
Flange focal distance
ZF.2: 46,50 mm (1.83″)

ZE: 44,00 mm (1.73″)
Coverage at close range (MOD)*170,7 mm x 112,1 mm (6.72‘‘ x 4.41‘‘)
Image ratio at MOD1 : 4.6
Entrance pupil position ( in front of image plane)127,0 mm (5.00’’)
Rotation angle of focusing ring (inf – MOD)172°
Diameter max.
ZF.2: 95,2 mm (3.75‘‘)

ZE: 95,2 mm (3.75‘‘)
Diameter of focusing ringZF.2: 82,5 mm (3.25‘‘)

ZE: 82,5 mm (3.25‘‘)
Length (without lens caps)
ZF.2: 123,3 mm (4.85‘‘)

ZE: 122,5 mm (4.82‘‘)
Length (with lens caps)
ZF.2: 138,0 mm (5.43‘‘)

ZE: 140,2 mm (5.52‘‘)
Weight
ZF.2: 1171 g (41.3 oz)

ZE: 1225 g (43.2 oz)



1Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group.
2Nikon ist ein eingetragenes Markenzeichen der Nikon Corporation.


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.

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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.

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Contact for the press

Jörn Leonhardt
Camera Lenses
Phone: +49 7364 20-4694
joern .leonhardt @zeiss .com





About ZEISS

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

In fiscal year 2015/16 the company generated revenue approximating €4.9 billion with over 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).


Further information at www.zeiss.com







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The Consumer Optics business group combines the company's business with camera and movie lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes, hunting optics, virtual reality headsets and planetarium technology. The business group is represented at sites in Oberkochen, Wetzlar and Jena. The business group is allocated to the Vision Care/ Consumer Products segment. In fiscal year 2015/16 the segment generated revenue of €1.1 billion with around 9,300 employees.






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