ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4

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Colin Dutton Regular Member • Posts: 241
Re: ZEISS Milvus 50mm f/1.4

jwpnyc wrote:

Just received the lens. It works as I guessed. When I turned the focus ring and held the back AF-ON button at the same time, the camera will beep if the lens in focus. It is much easier than looking through the viewfinder.

The initial impression is the lens is very contrasty and sharp. I have never used a manual focus lens. It is time to do a lot of practice.

I have the Milvus 50mm f1.4 which I use on a Nikon. It's a beautiful lens, nicely sharp at f1.4 across the frame with lovely rendering and transition to out-of-focus which I love for close portraits. Stopped down it's incredibly sharp and punchy with great colour. It's a pretty flexible lens and still surprises me when I open the files. The only thing that lets it down is the CA in certain situations at a wide aperture. Apart from that it's one of my favourites. Hope you enjoy yours.

Colin

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