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Product Overview

Zeiss Milvus 21mm F2.8 is a manual-focus ultra wide-angle prime lens for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Zeiss in 2015, it has 16 elements in 13 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. For incremental weathers, Zeiss is kind enough to include weather sealing.
As an ultra wide-angle prime lens that happens to have relatively small maximum aperture, it is best suited for landscape photography. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • F-mount with physical aperture ring
  • Exceptional image quality
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • On the heavy side

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 APD groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Length
95 mm / 3.74 in
Weight
851 g / 30.07 oz

Function

Angle Of View
91.7° Diagonal | 81.2° Horizontal | 59.5° Vertical
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
21 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.2
Min Focus Distance
220 mm / 8.66 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-09-10
Made In
Japan

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