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Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2 Makro-Planar Full-Frame Lens (2015)

Neo score 86%

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Product Overview

Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2 Makro-Planar is a manual-focus normal macro lens for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the image circle. Introduced by Zeiss in 2015, it has 8 elements in 6 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.
A normal prime lens, the Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2 Macro does not boast the brightest apertures, though it still may be worth a try for landscape and street photography.

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What we found**

Neo score 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • 0.5x maximum magnification
  • Solid construction
  • Quite compact for a macro lens
  • F-mount with physical aperture ring
Cons
  • Heavy for a 50mm

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Specifications

Construction

Form Factor
Normal Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Tripod collar, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount
Optical Formula | Elements
8 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
T* coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
81 mm / 3.19 in
Size | Length
75 mm / 2.95 in
Weight
730 g / 25.80 oz

Function

Angle Of View
46.8° Diagonal | 39.6° Horizontal | 27.0° Vertical
Aperture
f/2 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
50 mm
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.5
Min Focus Distance
240 mm / 9.45 in

Production

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

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