ZEISS Milvus Lenses

Optimal image performance for all focal lengths.

ZEISS Milvus familiy offers the right focal length and the best imaging performance for every situation. The perfect set-up for interviews, documentary work, music videos or corporate movies. With optimum image quality, full focus control, and a cutting-edge design, you can be confident of getting your subject and its creative potential firmly in the foreground, giving unique results every time.

The ZEISS Milvus lens family with precise manual focus offers high and consistent image performance across all focal lengths. They are ideal for current DSLR cameras and also for mirrorless system cameras of the Sony α7 series via an adapter solution.

Thanks to their high contrast rendition and low level of stray light the ZEISS Milvus lenses ensure impressive results with the latest video standards such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and resolutions of 6K and more. For the user, they open up the field of professional video applications.

All ZEISS Milvus lenses have an exceptionally long rotation angles of the focus ring for precise focusing. The practical, rubber-covered focus ring features outstanding grip properties for optimal focusing. The ‘de-click’ function in the ZF.2 mount lenses allows filmmakers to adjust the aperture freely and smoothly, enabling professional results even in changing light conditions.

  • Features
    ZEISS Milvus Lenses - Excellent video quality

    Excellent video quality

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    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.

    • Coherent & consistent image quality across the entire ZEISS Milvus lens family
    • 6K and above resolution capability
    • Smooth and cinematic bokeh
    • Optimized ghosts and flare control of all ZEISS Milvus lenses
    ZEISS Milvus Lenses - High precision

    High precision

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    With their precise manual focusing and superbly balanced bokeh, the Milvus lenses from ZEISS offer the control and image quality expected by serious filmmakers. The long focus throw on the Milvus lenses allow the use of follow focus systems.

    • Long focus throw & barrel rotation for precision
    • Additional de-click feature (ZF.2) for smooth aperture control
    ZEISS Milvus Lenses - High-quality workmanship

    High-quality workmanship

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Noticeable quality and high value stability qualify ZEISS Milvus lenses for decades of intense use. The high-quality craftsmanship of the all-metal mounts, the easy-to-grip focus and aperture ring and the robust front bayonet and filter threads ensure an amazing user experience.

    • Rugged metal housing with weather and dust sealing
    • Convenient, armored focus ring with optimal grip properties
    • Modern and ergonomic product design
  • Data
      Mount MOD
    Length
    Diameter
    Weight
    Filter size
    Full Frame1) Super 351)  APS-C1) MFT1)
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2 0.25 m 99.0 mm 102.3 mm 880 g 95 mm 98,9° 77,9° 78,4° 58,6°
    Datasheet ZE 0.25 m 100.2 mm 102.3 mm 947 g 95 mm 98,9° 77,9° 78,4° 58,6°
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 ZF.2 0.25 m 92.0 m 90.0 mm 675 g 77 mm 88,4° 67,9° 68,3° 50,1°
    Datasheet ZE 0.25 m 93.0 mm 90.0 mm 721 g 77 mm 88,4° 67,9° 68,3° 50,1°
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21 ZF.2 0.22 m 92.5 mm 95.3 mm 735 g 82 mm 79,4° 59,7° 60,1° 43,5°
    Datasheet ZE 0.22 m 95.0 mm 95.5 mm 851 g 82 mm
    79,4° 59,7° 60,1° 43,5°
    ZEISS Milvus 2/35 ZF.2 0.30 m 81.3 mm 77.0 mm 649 g 58 mm 53,0° 38,1° 38,3° 26,9°
    Datasheet ZE 0.30 m 83.0 mm 77.0 mm 702 g 58 mm 53,0° 38,1° 38,3° 26,9°
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 ZF.2 0.45 m 94.0 mm 82.9 mm 875 g 67 mm 38,5° 27,2° 27,4° 19,1°
     Datasheet ZE 0.45 m 97.5 mm 82.5 mm 922 g 67 mm 38,5° 27,2° 27,4° 19,1°
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85 ZF.2 0.80 m 110 mm 90.0 mm 1,210 g 77 mm 24,5° 17,1° 17,2° 11,9°
    Datasheet ZE 0.80 m 113 mm 90.0 mm 1,280 g 77 mm 24,5° 17,1° 17,2° 11,9°
    ZEISS Milvus 2/135 ZF.2 0.80 m 114.0 mm 89.7 mm 1059 g 77 mm 15,6° 10,9°
    10,9° 7,6°
    Datasheet ZE 0.80 m 115.0 mm 89.7 mm 1123 g 77 mm 15,6° 10,9°
    10,9° 7,6°
    ZEISS Milvus 2/50M ZF.2 0.24 m 72.8 mm 80.7 mm 660 g 67 mm 38,5° 27,2° 27,4° 19,1°
    Datasheet ZE 0.24 m 75.3 mm 81.0 mm 730 g 67 mm 38,5° 27,2° 27,4° 19,1°
    ZEISS Milvus 2/100M ZF.2 0.44 m 103 mm 80.5 mm 807 g 67 mm 20,9° 14,6° 14,7° 10,1°
    Datasheet ZE 0.44 m 104 mm 80.5 mm 843 g 67 mm 20,9° 14,6° 14,7° 10,1°

    1) horizontal angle of view

  • Videos

    Ancient Crafts

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    DOP: Sebastian Wiegärtner
    Assistent: Andreas Schulze
    Camera: RED SCARLET-W
    Lenses: the whole range of ZEISS Milvus Lenses
    Shooting time: Shot in one day

    Ancient Crafts (Behind the Scenes)

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Ancient Crafts - The Story of a Blacksmith. Shot for ZEISS on the Red Scarlet Weapon with a whole set of the brand new ZEISS Milvus lenses.

    Cinematic Raw - Aerial Dancers

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Motion, emotion, lighting and movement are a vital part of telling a story in a visual way. James Cawley put the Milvus 2.8/15 and Milvus 2/135 to the test in the style he does refer to as “Cinematic Raw”.

    “The Tetons” by James Cawley

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Cinematographer James Cawley tested the new ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 and Milvus 2/135 in Grand Teton National Park.

    Speed riding // Lofoten Norway // Team OneCall by Satori Factory

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Advert for a Norwegian mobile phone company shot in Lofoten by Satori Factory (Shams and Alex Aimard) with ZEISS Loxia, Batis and Milvus lenses.

    Ray Roman ZEISS Milvus Wedding

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    Wedding Filmmaker Ray Roman uses the Milvus Lenses to film a special day.

    CARRION - Shot on RED RAVEN 4.5K

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    “Carrion"" unveils footage from the 4.5K RED RAVEN™—RED's most compact camera to date. Shot completely on a RED RAVEN fitted with the new Zeiss Milvus lenses, “Carrion” showcases the versatility and capture capabilities of the camera through stunning images shot in an array of lighting conditions and frame rates. Boasting the incredible dynamic range and color science of the RED DRAGON® sensor, RED RAVEN empowers shooters to achieve best-in-class image quality without having to compromise. Shot with ZEISS Milvus lenses.

    Outdoor Milvus lens test with David Clifford

    ZEISS Milvus Lenses

    ZEISS Lens Ambassador David Clifford is testing the new Milvus lenses while fly fishing in Ashcroft, Colorado. See for yourself how the latest addition to the ZEISS SLR line of lenses performs in difficult lighting and weather conditions.

  • Accessories
    ZEISS Accessories - Milvus Lens Case Set

    Milvus Lens Case Set

    Accessories

    Milvus lenses from ZEISS combine modern and contemporary design with enhanced optics and improved image quality. These are precisely the characteristics that are desired by serious filmmakers and still photographers.

    • Waterproof due to its neoprene o-ring
    • Copolymer polypropylene for protection against external impact
    • Contains ZEISS Milvus customized foam inlays with openings for up to six lenses
    More details about the ZEISS Milvus Lens Case Set
    ZEISS Accessories - Cleaning Products

    Cleaning Products

    Accessories

    From finger prints and grains of sand to the smallest particles of dust, dirty or scratched lenses compromise picture quality. It is essential that lenses are clean, and especially that they are properly maintained. ZEISS offers a range of professional cleaning products that perfectly complement your unique product experience. Our specialists have developed these products to meet the precise needs of high-quality optical surfaces.

    More details about the ZEISS Cleaning Products
    ZEISS Accessories - Filter

    Filter

    Accessories

    These filters feature T* ® anti-reflective coating and are optimal for protecting your front lens. The UV filters afford your pictures more brilliance, the POL filters reduce reflections on nonmetallic surfaces and increase color saturation.

    • High fitting accuracy for fast filter change
    • Can be used with a lens shade
    • Available in all standard sizes
    More details about the ZEISS T* UV and POL filters
    ZEISS Accessories - Lens Gear

    Lens Gear

    Accessories

    ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. They are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large.

    • Quick mounting – no tools needed
    • Made of lightweight aluminum
    • Hardened surface coating
    • Features a 0.8 pitched gear
    • Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
    • No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out
    More details about the ZEISS Lens Gears
    ZEISS Accessories - Camera Strap

    Camera Strap

    Accessories

    The ZEISS comfortable camera straps ensure that carrying your equipment does not lead to shoulder and neck strain, even when used for longer periods.

    More details about the ZEISS Camera Strap
  • Lens Gear

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    Attached in a flash.

    ZEISS Lens Gears make ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses a proper cine-style lens for professional filmmakers. The ZEISS Lens Gears are available in four different sizes: mini, small, medium and large.

    They are supplied with a rubbercovered band, the GumGum, which features an adhesive surface. This means the inner diameter can be reduced according to the lens diameter, thus supporting multiple lenses. The GumGum also protects against scratches and other damage to the focus ring of the lens.

    Four different sizes

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    Size Diameter
    Mini 62 – 69 mm
    60 – 67 mm (with GumGum)
    Small 71 – 77 mm
    69 – 75 mm (with GumGum)
    Medium 78 – 84 mm
    76 – 82 mm (with GumGum)
    Large 86 – 93 mm
    84 – 91 mm (with GumGum)

    Holding one ring firmly, turn the other clockwise to attach the lens and counter-clockwise to remove it.
     

    Introduction Video

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    • Quick mounting – no tools needed
    • Made of lightweight aluminum
    • Hardened surface coating
    • Features a 0.8 pitched gear
    • Follow focus runs smoother than ever before
    • No more screwdrivers, worn-out belts or straps that stick out

    Compatibility

    ZEISS Lens Gear

    Lens ZEISS Lens Gear ZF.2 ZE E
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/28 Large  
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 Medium  
    ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 Large  
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 Medium  
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 Small (with GumGum)    
    Small    
    ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21 Small (with GumGum)  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/35 Mini    
    Small    
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 Medium  
    ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85 Large  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/135 Large (with GumGum)  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/50M Medium (with GumGum)Large  
    ZEISS Milvus 2/100M Not useful*  
    ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21
    Mini with GumGum
       
    ZEISS Loxia 2/35
    Mini with GumGum
       
    ZEISS Loxia 2/50
    Mini with GumGum
       
    ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 Mini with GumGum    
  • Stories
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    Downloads: Brochure Capture Cinema: Cine-style images with ZEISS lenses for independent filmmakers

    Brochure

    Capture Cinema: Cine-style images with ZEISS lenses for independent filmmakers
    Downloads: Brochure ZEISS Milvus Lens Case Set

    Brochure

    ZEISS Milvus Lens Case Set
  • Registration
    ZEISS Product Registration - Photography Lenses

    Obtain the extended warranty

    Product Registration

    It's now possible to register not only still picture lenses, but also ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 cine lenses online and therefore receive an extended ZEISS warranty to 2 years.

    After the product is being registered on the ZEISS website an extended ZEISS warranty is given to end users, owners or operators (only) of ZEISS cine lenses. The online registration of ZEISS cine lenses is possible up to four weeks after purchase.

    The extended warranty from ZEISS is available in a large number of countries, but warranty claims can only be asserted in the country in which the product was purchased.

    Register your product
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