Zeiss SKU: 2111-636 | Helix SKU: ZS2111636
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")|
|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)|