Which Zeiss lens is best?

Which Zeiss lens is best?

The Best Zeiss Lenses of 2017

  • Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 ZF.2 Lens.
  • Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens.
  • Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens.
  • Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8M Lenses Kit.
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZM Lens.
  • Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens.

What is a 50mm 1.4 lens used for?

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens is very useful for low-light indoor photography when a flash is not permitted, appropriate or desired. It works very well in a church or gym for example. What is this? The 50 f/1.4 is a good lens and focal length for full-body portraits.

What is Zeiss Distagon?

The ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM is a fast lens for its focal length, allowing for hand-held photography under difficult lighting conditions. It uses aspheric lens elements and an internal focus mechanism for distortion-free images and consistent performance over the whole frame and across the entire focusing range.

What is Zeiss T * coating?

The T* coating accounts for the increased blue sensitivity of the eye in deep twilight and further optimizes light efficiency when required the most. The patent of Carl Zeiss for the invention of the coating of glass surfaces.

Will ZEISS make Z mount lenses?

Zeiss has no plans to make mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z-mount.

How do I know if my ZEISS lens is original?

How can I recognise a ZEISS branded lens. Before delivery, all ZEISS branded lenses are marked with the ZEISS Clarity quality seal, the Z-engraving trademark. In bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses, this trademark is positioned so that it is most likely still visible after glazing.

Is 1.4 or 1.8 lens better?

1.4, the 1.4 is a better lens than the 1.8. The 1.4 has a silent motor inside of it sound you can hardly hear the lens focusing. This is nice because it makes photographing a client more enjoyable not having to listen to your focusing motor. The 1.4 is quite a bit sharper than the 1.8 as well.

Why is the 50mm 1.8 so cheap?

Why can they make them so cheap? 50mm is very close to the size of the FF sensor diagonally, so designers have the least optical problems to solve there, the light goes in and out with least correction. You can use 6 or so little elements so it’s not expensive to make.

Where are Zeiss ZM lenses made?

The vast majority of Zeiss lenses are indeed made in Japan. Of currently listed Zeiss (non-cine) camera lenses, only the ZM Distagon 15mm f2. 8 is Made in Germany (also in that line, the ZM Planar 85mm f2 was too made in Germany).

What is Zeiss Sonnar?

The Zeiss Sonnar is a photographic lens originally designed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele in 1929 and patented by Zeiss Ikon. It was notable for its relatively light weight, simple design and fast aperture. The name “Sonnar” is derived from the German word “Sonne”, meaning sun.

What is the benefit of T * coating?

What is it? An anti-reflective coating is a special coating that can be applied to the front and back of eyeglass lenses. Simply stated, anti-reflective lenses cancel out harmful glare by absorbing reflected light, bending it, or both. Anti-reflective coatings virtually eliminate reflection and glare from your lenses.

What does the T stand for on ZEISS lenses?

T* is only found in Sony ‘ZA’ lenses (see above) and designates that a lens uses Carl Zeiss T* coating technology. The T-Coating was developed by Alexander Smakula and patented in 1935.

What is the Nikon Zeiss Milvus 50mm?

Pairing the normal focal length with a complex Distagon optical concept, the Nikon F-mount ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 is also characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture to provide a well-realized combination of sharpness, clarity, and shooting flexibility.

What is the Zeiss Milvus line?

The Milvus line was announced and released in 2015, and while there are six lenses in the line, only two of them are new optical designs (the Milvus 1.4/85mm [ read my review here] and this lens.) I don’t think it is a coincidence that these are both focal lengths where Zeiss has an Otus lens (though the Otus is 55mm, not 50mm).

Is the Otus Milvus 50 planar or Distagon?

Like the Otus 1.4/55mm, the Milvus 50 adopts a Distagon design rather than the older Planar design. This revised approach is what has resulted in a much sharper lens. It is safe to say that the Milvus 50 is a whole other class when it comes to wide aperture resolution when compared to the classic Planar design.

What does the Zeiss Milvus 50 feel like?

The Milvus 50 feels very solid, nearly everything is made from metal, markings are engraved and filled with paint. The hood is heavy and made from metal as well, only the locking mechanism of the hood is made from plastics. Zeiss claims that they used “special seals for protection against dust and splashes”.