Review Lens: Carl Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2 Nikon

Lens Overview - Carl Zeiss Milvus 2.8 /15

An impressive wide-angle prime for Canon EF-mount cameras, the Milvus 15mm f/2.8 ZE from ZEISS utilizes a Distagon optical concept to control distortion and produce sharp, clean imagery with a dynamic perspective. A floating elements system is employed for consistent performance throughout the focus range while five anomalous partial dispersion glass elements and a pair of aspherical elements are featured to control chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased clarity and sharpness. For minimizing flare and ghosting, an enhanced ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to benefit working in difficult lighting conditions.

The manual focus design is complemented by a rubberized focus ring for fine-tuned, precise control over your focus position. Additionally, Milvus-series lenses also feature an equally aesthetic and durable frosted, anodized metal lens-barrel surface along with a weather-sealed construction to protect against dust and moisture.

Wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 24mm equivalent focal length
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in available-light conditions and is also well-suited for astrophotography use.
Distagon optical concept affords high sharpness, well-corrected image quality from edge-to-edge, and very low field curvature.
Five anomalous partial dispersion elements are used to significantly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and color fidelity.
Two aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and more accurate rendering.
ZEISS T* anti-reflective coating has been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections and provide greater contrast and color fidelity.
Floating elements system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from 9.8" to infinity.
Manual focus design is benefitted by focusing and depth of field scales along with hard stops at both infinity and minimum focusing positions.
Weather-resistant construction includes internal seals to guard against dust and moisture as well as a blue sealing ring at the lens mount to protect the lens-camera interface.
All-metal lens barrel has a frosted, anodized surface along with a rubberized focusing ring for both durability and improved tactile control.

Carl Zeiss Milvus 2.8 /15 Latest Price



Focal Length15mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View110°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design15 Elements in 12 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.02 x 3.94" / 102 x 100 mm
Weight2.08 lb / 947 g

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Lens Technical

Carl Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2 NikonNikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SPentax HD FA 35mm F2
Name Carl Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2 NikonNikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR SPentax HD FA 35mm F2
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/2.8f/2.8f/2.8
Year 201620192019
Mount Type Nikon F FXNikon ZPentax KAF
Lens Type Lens SuperwideLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $2700$2600$525
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomPrime
Lens Range 157035
Global 37.6706
Effective Mega Pixel 38.1202
Distorsion 0.347713
Vignetting -1.5856
Tstop 3.05506
Ac 4.97484
Vignetting Ranking 10464
Tstop Ranking 4344
Ac Ranking 1994
Pixel Depth 45.7
Price Sensor 3400
Sensor Raw 45.75
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Sep. 2016Feb. 2019Jan. 2019
Brand Carl ZeissNikonPentax


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