Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Lens Review

Zeiss Milvus 18mm F2,8 Front Oblique View

The Zeiss Milvus range claims to offer the very highest quality. Manual focus only, the Milvus lenses are available in ZF.2 fit for Nikon and ZE fit for Canon. The previously tested 15mm f/2.8 certainly ticked all the boxes and was highly recommended, so let’s find out how this new lens stacks up and whether or not it can achieve the same level of performance.

Handling and Features

Made in Japan, the manufacturing quality is not in doubt. The metal finish is beautifully engineered and all controls are as smooth as silk. The Milvus 18mm f/2.8 is a solid, beautiful object in its own right, weighing in at 675g (Nikon fit) and 721g (Canon fit). There is a 77mm filter thread, although with an ultra-wide lens it would seem prudent to only use filters if absolutely necessary and then to choose thin designs to avoid any vignetting.

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