Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Review

October 6, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is a new professional ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Boasting an incredibly wide focal lenght of 11mm, the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM really does offer a unique view of the world. Read our in-depth Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM review, complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is a new professional wide-angle zoom lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation with fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is a more affordable alternative to the faster EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM optic. Read our in-depth Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR is a professional ultra-wide angle lens. Aimed mainly at full-frame DSLR users, but also compatible with DX bodies where it provides a focal range of 24-50mm, the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 also features built-in optical image stabilization. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Review complete with full-size sample images.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is an affordable ultra-wide angle lens. Aimed mainly at full-frame DSLR users, but also compatible with DX bodies, the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 features built-in optical image stabilization. Read our in-depth Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR review complete with full-size sample images.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED is a new ultra-wide-angle prime lens. Aimed mainly at full-frame DSLR users, but also compatible with DX bodies where it provides a focal range of 30mm, the Nikon 20mm f/1.8 is a relatively compact, lightweight lens. Read our in-depth Nikon Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED review complete with full-size sample images...

Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS

The Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS is an affordable manual focus prime lens for APS-C, 1.6x and 2x crop mirrorless cameras from Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus and Canon. Priced at just £269 / $499, does the Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS deliver in terms of image quality? Read our Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS review to find out...

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE

The Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE is a fast and affordable ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Priced at £599 / €699, is the auto-focusing Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE worth considering? Read our Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 FE review to find out...

Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM

The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast ultra-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Retailing for £849 / $999, read our in-depth Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM review now...

Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II

The Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II is a fast and versatile ultra-wide-angle zoom designed for Sony full-frame or APS-C A-Mount cameras. Is it a must-have lens for every full-frame A-Mount shooter? Read our Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II review to find out...

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 Pro DX

The Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 Pro DX is an affordable wide-angle lens for APS-C DSLR users. Incredibly well-built, the Tokina 12-28mm is a good match for larger cameras like the Canon EOS 7D that we tested it with. Read our Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 Pro DX Review to find out if it's worth considering instead of the Canon and Nikon alternatives.

Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX

The Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX is an affordable wide-angle lens for full-format DSLR users. Incredibly well-built, the Tokina 16-28mm is a good match for cameras like the Canon EOS 5D MK II that we tested it with. Read our Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX Review to find out if it's worth considering instead of the Canon and Nikon alternatives.

Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar

The Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar is a premium ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Sony's 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The manual-focus Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar offers 10 aperture blades, superlative build quality, and an aperture ring that can be easily de-clicked for video use. Read our Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar review now...

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

The Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 is a brand new ultra-wide-angle prime lens designed specifically for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Read our Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 review to find out if it's worth the £1189 / $1499 asking price...