Zeiss Unveils Milvus Lens Line for Canon & Nikon DSLRs

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Zeiss has announced a collection of 6 lenses in its new Milvus line for Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) mount cameras.

The new lenses consist of the following:

The lenses are manual focus only; however, the communicate electronically with the camera body to provide compatibility with program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes. Additionally, they will communicate lens EXIF data to the camera.

The focus ring is a longer throw for precise focusing and enhanced use with video. Zeiss says the lens quality meets the latest standards for 6K video capture. The ZF.2 lenses offer the ability to declick the aperture for video use.

The new Zeiss Milvus lenses range in price from $1177 to $1843 and will be available in October 2015.


Nikon 1 Updated 10mm f/2.8 and 10-100mm f/4-5.6 Lens Patents


A pair of recently published patent applications reveal updated versions of the Nikon 1 10mm f/2.8 lens and the Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR lens.

The 10mm f/2.8 patent was filed back in March, while the 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR lens patent was filed in late April. These are probably a couple of the more popular 1-Series lenses, so a replacement at some point makes sense.

As always, don’t take a patent filing as evidence of an impending announcement. It’s just something to keep on your radar.

You can check out the patents yourself by clicking links below.

Nikon 10mm f/2.8 Lens Patent Application 

Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR Lens Patent Application

Deal: Nikon D4s or Canon 1D X for $3999


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