ZEISS Milvus 2/135 ZF.2 Lens - Nikon Mount

Vendor: Zeiss

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ZEISS Milvus 2/135 ZF.2 Lens - Nikon Mount

Zeiss SKU: 2111-635 | Helix SKU: ZS2111635


This high-speed telephoto lens excels with its superb color correction and rendition. Thanks to its large aperture and smooth bokeh, it is perfect for medium-distance portrait photography.

Revel in an atmospheric mood at dusk against a breathtaking backdrop – as an inconspicuous observer, the telephoto lens is able to draw you into this unique moment from afar. The ZEISS Milvus 2/135 permits an interplay between fore- and background that is simply incomparable.

It can be used in a host of different situations, meaning you can capture the artist’s emotions onstage from your third-row seat, as well as breathtaking portraits in outstanding detail. The position of the focus rings, which does not change, also makes the lens suitable for video applications with a follow focus system.

A lens with relatively few glass-air surfaces, it was developed by Dr. Ludwig Bertele at ZEISS in 1930. At the time it was one of the fastest high-speed lenses for 35 mm photography, with apertures as large as 1:1.5 and high contrast thanks to effective stray light reduction. Its high speed and high contrast helped give the lens its name, which is derived from the word “sun,” the symbol of maximum brightness. You continue to find the aforementioned benefits with modern lenses in the normal and telephoto ranges whose optical design is based on this basic type. 

Performance Focal length 135 mm
Aperture range f/2.0 – f/22
Camera mount Canon EF-Mount* (ZE) | Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)
Format compatibility Full Frame
Focusing range 0,80 m (31.49") - ∞
Free working distance 0,62 m (24.40") - ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.) 19° / 16° / 11°
Diameter of image field 43 mm (1.69")
Coverage at close range (MOD)** 145 x 96 mm (5.71 x 3.78")
Image ratio at minimum object distance 1 : 4
Lens elements | groups 11 / 8
Flange focal distance ZE: 44 mm (1.73") | ZF.2: 46 mm (1.83")
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane) 35 mm (1.36")
Features Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Physical Filter thread M77 x 0.75
Rotation angle of focusing ring 268°
Diameter max. ZE: 90 mm (3.53") | ZF.2: 90 mm (3.53")
Diameter of focusing ring ZE: 85 mm (3.35") | ZF.2: 85 mm (3.35")
Length (with lens caps) ZE: 132 mm (5.20") | ZF.2: 129 mm (5.08")
Length (without lens caps) ZE: 115 mm (4.53") | ZF.2: 114 mm (4.49")
Weight ZE: 1123 g (39.6 oz) | ZF.2: 1059 g (37.4 oz)

*) Canon is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Fujifilm is a registered trademark of Fujifilm Corporation. Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

**) Referring to 24x36 mm format

***) Referring to APS-C format