Zeiss Milvus Nikon Mount Lenses. First Look Video.


Here is a quick lens test we did with the new Zeiss Milvus Nikon mount lenses. The Milvus name comes from the bird Milvus migrans Wiki Def here. “The black kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.” The new style rubber housing is similar to the Zeiss Otus line of lenses and is very smooth and accurate. We used a dead head Sony E to Nikon mount adapter with the 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 100mm lenses at a local pool hall here in Los Angeles.

No permits or permission, we simply just got a few friends together and shot the test while we were playing pool. We shot with the new Sony A7r mark 2 at 800 ISO for the interior shots and 25,000 ISO for the DTLA city shot. The steady shot worked quite well with these lenses. I left a little handheld shake in there to get a better feel for how it will handle. Let’s hope they continue this new exterior style to other lens mounts in the future.

Here is a rip from the ZEISS website.

Click here to check out pricing and availability from BH Photo.

Click here to check it out. 

Click here to download the DTLA exterior shot. Thanks!

“Redefine the limits of your creativity – with the new ZEISS Milvus lens family. It will initially consist of the following six focal lengths with ZE- or ZF.2-mounts compatible with SLR cameras from Canon and Nikon : ZEISS Milvus 2.8/21, ZEISS Milvus 2/35, ZEISS Milvus 1.4/50, ZEISS Milvus 1.4/85, as well as the macro lenses ZEISS Milvus 2/50M and ZEISS Milvus 2/100M. Further focal lengths will be added to the ZEISS Milvus lens family over the next few years.

The ZEISS Milvus lens family with precise manual focus offers high and consistent image performance across all focal lengths. They are ideal for current DSLR cameras and also for mirrorless system cameras of the Sony α7 series via an adapter solution.”



Here are a few BTS Still from the shoot.

A HUGE Thanks to Maya and Emilia for helping out with the shoot.





Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
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