The Zeiss Milvus ZE 50mm f/2M is a professional-caliber, fast-aperture macro lens designed for Canon EF-mount cameras and update to the popular Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar. Key features include:
1:2 magnification ratio, 904-in. minimum focus
Advanced optics for high-quality images
Smooth, fully manual focusing with 303° throw
Durable, weather-resistant build
Normal-Range Short Macro. The Milvus 50mm f/2M is a dual-purpose lens. As a macro, it offers a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and a 9.4-in. minimum focusing distance. Printed magnification scales on the side of the barrel enable exacting adjustment. When not shooting macro, its 50mm focal length offers a normal field of view that’s useful for just about any type of photography. On APS-C models, the Milvus 50mm will provide a 80mm equivalent focal length.
Advanced Optics. The Zeiss Milvus ZE 50mm f/2M for Canon continues Zeiss’s pedigree of cutting-edge optics. Largely based around the optics found in the Zeiss ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar, the Milvus uses a floating-elements system to ensure consistent image quality when working with both close and distant subjects. The enhanced T* anti-reflective coating controls ghosting and flare for a color-neutral image that still flaunts that famous high micro-contrast “Zeiss look.”
High-Quality Build. The Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE features a weather-resistant construction with internal seals to guard against dust and moisture, while a blue sealing ring at the lens mount protects the lens-camera interface. The all-metal lens barrel has a frosted, anodized surface for increased durability.
Modern Manual Focus. This fully manual-focus lens features a 303° focus throw and rubberized focus ring for improved tactile control, while still providing electrical communication with the camera to control aperture and communicate EXIF data.