ZEISS Milvus 2/50M – Review by Jim Fisher
by Jim Fisher
ZEISS’ Milvus line is a mix of cosmetic updates and total redesigns of its longstanding manual focus lens family, now dubbed Classic. In contrast to the Milvus 1.4/50, which received a ground-up redesign, the Milvus 2/50M ($1,283) is a purely upgrade of the excellent Makro-Planar T* 2/50. It maintains the compact design, crisp optics, and 1:2 life-size magnification of its predecessor, while adding resistance to dust and splashes and a sexy, modern look. It’s not quite as good as our favorite manual focus macro, the Editors’ Choice Milvus 2/100M, but it’s a solid choice if you prefer the wider field of view captured by a 50mm prime.
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