ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 – Review by Damien Demolder
Damien Demolder was testing the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 lens. Read more to get to his full review at amateurphotographer.co.uk.
by Damien Demolder
If you’re happy with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, standard lenses for full-frame cameras are usually reasonably priced, of good quality and compact enough to avoid adding weight or bulk to your camera set-up. Recently, however, there has been a growing trend for faster standard primes that carry a premium in price, weight and size.
This ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50 is one such lens – but it demands that premium and more. It’s a monster of a lens, with a vast forward element, a bulbous barrel and a weight that suggests it’s smuggling lead. For most of us these characteristics will be placed firmly on the negative side of the balance sheet, so a lens like this needs to offer something very special just to even out the scales, let alone put the unit in a positive light.
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