ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21 – Review by John Riley
by John Riley
The Milvus range from ZEISS is offered as having a high level of corrections and performance, but not with the bulk or cost of the no-compromise Otus lenses. It will be very interesting to see just how good the Milvus lenses are and whether or not they offer almost the same quality level at a more affordable price point. The Milvus 2.8/21 is a Distagon-based design. It has 16 elements in 13 groups, four of which are Anomalous Partial Dispersion glass. The elements are a floating design, meaning that they move relative to each other as we focus, thus maintaining performance at all distances. The ZEISS website bills the 21mm as “Master of Horizons”, which suggests to me that this ultra-wide is aimed at landscape photographers in particular, with sweeping vistas firmly in mind. Obviously there is also considerable potential as an architectural and as a street lens.
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