Zeiss Unveils Milvus Lens Line for Canon & Nikon DSLRs

ZEISS Milvus Objektivfamilie

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.

Hilarious Sony FS7 Test: What Our Subjects Think About Test Shoots

So you get a new camera. What do you do as soon as it comes out of the box? Find a friend or family member to stand in for your first round of test shots.

Ever wonder how your non-photographer friends and family members think about being your stand-in? Now we know thanks to Jon Cole’s very witty (and likely spot-on) rendition of the camera test from the subject’s perspective.

On the technical side, we did get a nice look at some Slog2 footage from the new Sony FS7 and the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens.