ZEISS’s  Milvus 1.4/25 the newest lens to be added to ZEISS’s line of lenses, which they boast is the largest range of lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. The new Milvus 1.4/25 is a 25mm lens that uses a maximum aperture of 1.4 and is promised to be perfect for journalistic video.

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“A completely new optical design ensures superior performance across the entire image field,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “This results in high-contrast photos and a harmonious bokeh.”

As said earlier, the lens has a maximum aperture of 1.4, which ZEISS says will allow users to capture great images even in poor light. “Even at full aperture, there are hardly any color fringes,” says Casenave. “The finest details can be reproduced in high definition and contrast all the way into the corners.”

The lens is reported to feature 172-degree focus rotation angle, which allows for more precise manual focusing. 

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ZEISS promises that the Milvus 1.4/25 is perfect for videographers. “The four ZEISS Milvus focal lengths 25, 35, 50, and 85 millimeters with an aperture of 1.4 are just perfect for filming,” says ZEISS. “Thanks to their high speed, they are suitable primarily for interviews and documentaries where the videographers can utilize natural light.” It’s de-click function in the lens’ Nikon-Mount version is also reported to allow the aperture to be adjusted continuously. The Milvus line of lenses offers a total of eleven focal lengths that run from 15 to 135 millimeters.

For durability, the Milvus 1.4/25 is supposed to be pretty tough with its metal housing build. It’s also said to be dirt and dust resistant.

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The Milvus 1.4/25 is priced at $2,399 and will be made available November 2 for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Go to zeiss.com for more details about the lens.

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