The Zeiss Milvus ZE 85mm f/1.4 is a professional-caliber, fast-aperture prime lens designed for Canon EF-mount cameras and an update to the popular Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4 for Canon. Key features include:
Excellent low-light performance; shallow depth of field
Advanced optics for high-quality images
Smooth, fully manual focusing with 275° throw
Durable, weather-resistant build
Fast Aperture/Portrait. The 85mm focal length offers a slight tele lens perfect for portraits and still life work. The f/1.4 aperture provides stellar low-light performance with incredibly shallow depth of field. On APS-C models, the Milvus 85mm will provide a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Advanced Optics. Don’t be mistaken; this is an entirely different optical formula from the old ZE 85mm f/1.4 Planar. It approaches the performance of the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4. Seven (!) anomalous partial-dispersion glass elements within a floating-elements system combat distortions and aberrations, all while retaining sharpness and clarity at any aperture or focus distance. 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 Zeiss Milvus ZE 85mm f/1.4 for Canon 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 275° 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.