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.
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.
Tracy Page uses the ZEISS Milvus lenses 1.4/85 and 2/135 for her portrait photo shoot with the actor Alpha Trivette. Tracy: " I think everyone can tell from my portraits that the qualities of the lens paired with an interesting or beautiful face are magic."
Peter Grüner has photographed abundantly during his travels, but has meanwhile become a specialist in portrait and action photography. In our blog he shares insights into his working style, talks about light and image composition, and insists that there must always be a relationship of trust between model and photographer.
The choice of focal length has a big impact on portraits. We decided to use the three standard 50mm lenses for this shoot. This allowed us to still keep the model the main subject in the scene, but the background plays an important part in the image.
I often get asked why I got a ZEISS Loxia. The key for me was the optics, communication with the body, and manual focus. I find myself enjoying the process more when automatic options are not available.
ZEISS Ambassador Phil Holland took a closer look at all three lenses in the ZEISS Otus family. Join him for a trip around the world and experience amazing results taken with the Otus lenses in combination with various camera systems.