Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Review

October 6, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 from around the web.

thephoblographer.com »

Along with recent announcement of the 135mm f2 and 15mm f2.8 Milvus lenses, we were also treated to the Zeiss 18mm f2.8 Milvus lens. This lens is the company’s offering in-between their 15mm and 21mm focal lengths that are supposed to deliver architecture, Real Estate, Cityscape and landscape photographers a different experience. Like the others out there, this lens is weather sealed and characterized with the blue ring towards the back of the lens–which aids in weather sealing overall. Additionally, it boasts manual focusing, a rubber focusing ring and an all metal body.
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dustinabbott.net »

In the midst of Zeiss’ second wave of Milvus lenses come an entirely new lens: the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 2.8/18mm. The Milvus 18mm replaces a classic Zeiss 18mm lens that had a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and wasn’t up to the exacting standards of the 15mm and 21mm Distagon lenses. This new Milvus lens slots between those lenses (the 15mm Distagon also has a new Milvus version in the second wave) and, on paper, creates a potential happy medium between them.
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