When ZEISS introduced the Milvus series in 2015, the aim was to offer a new generation of manual-focal lenses for powerful full frame digital SLR cameras. The three fast f/1.4 lenses 35, 50 and 85mm have already been available. Now a new focal length has joined the family: the Milvus 1.4/25.
Lenses are a critical part of your camera kit but top-quality glass doesn’t come cheap. How do you choose between a fast prime lens and a top-quality zoom? This is the fourth article of a multi-part series discussing the “zoom versus prime” question.
Landscape photographers may be the only people that are not hoping for cloudless days when they head out. You don’t want it to rain, but even that can be much more interesting than blank skies in your images. Landscape photographer Brian Leary has a solution.
I was hired as an expedition guide and photography instructor for a three weeks sailing expedition around Spitzbergen, which is situated between 74° – 81°N. Venturing into the Arctic on the sailing ship Antigua requires proper preparation concerning photography gear and clothing.
For many photographers, lenses with a focal length of 35 millimeters are part of their basic equipment and considered true allrounders for reportage, street photography and landscape photography. With an excellent imaging performance and a large aperture, the new ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 also positions itself as the perfect choice for creative portraits.
ZEISS provided a pre-production sample of the Milvus 1.4/35 for this first look and overview. Over the course of a few weeks using the 50-megapixel Canon 5Ds R, I shot the Milvus 1.4/35 alongside its ZEISS Classic 1.4/35 ZE predecessor and also the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II, making a wide variety of comparisons near and far of landscapes, buildings and interiors, looking to thoroughly understand image quality and operational characteristics.
I am a portrait photographer and that means babies and young children are part of my world. Capturing a newborn is a rare opportunity that I treasure. They are only newborn for a short period of time and those are images you don’t want to miss.