Ultimate Sharpness: A Review of the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2

If you buy a Zeiss lens, you are generally in for super-sharp photos with smooth bokeh and a lack of aberrations, all put together in a solid, durable package. This great video review takes a look at one such lens, the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2.

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 lens. Zeiss lenses are a different experience from most others. They are mostly manual focus only, though the experience is much different than on other lenses, as Zeiss designs them with large focus throws that make it far easier to dial in exact focus than with a normal autofocus lens. If you can commit to the manual only routine, in return, you will get top-notch optical quality, even wide open, including a lack of distortion and aberrations, ultra-smooth bokeh, and great contrast, along with excellent weather resistance and a durable build. Though many people are leery of using a manual focus only lens, a lot of photographers I know who shoot with Zeiss lenses swear they will never go back. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Spy Black's picture

AF lenses. Period.

Geoffrey Keeton's picture

I have the Zeiss 135 2.0 ZE version. It's the sharpest lens I've ever used. There is just a certain magic to their lenses. They make every camera better, better, and better.