Zeiss had a runaway hit with their Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 lens, and I only believe that it’s fair to consider that the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens is probably going to do the exact same thing. Zeiss lenses have forever been fantastic, and their Milvus lineup is designed to be their workhorse offering with weather sealing, metal bodies, and fantastic image quality to boot. Zeiss is targeting the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens to architecture and landscape photographers out there, but they’re also talking up how nice the bokeh from this lens is going to be.
Why a 25mm lens though? Honestly, we’re not sure but Zeiss has made 25mm f2 lenses before that were fantastic. The fact that this is going to be an f1.4 though is quite the step up. They’re also known to sometimes use odd focal lengths such as their 55mm f1.4 Otus vs a flat out 50mm lens. Then you consider the construction of the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens. This lens boasts 15 elements in 13 groups–which sounds insane for a prime lens but then you realize that there’s a fair amount of aspheric surface lens elements inside. The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens can also focus down to just under 10 inches. In addition to that, the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens has a metal exterior body and a giant rubber ring for focusing as they’ve been doing for years now.
Of course, this is a Zeiss product. So don’t expect it to be cheap. In fact, the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens will set you back $2,399. In my mind, that’s a bit pricey but when you consider Zeiss’s optical quality, the precision and the weather sealing, it’s hard to be mad. We’re also super curious to see how it performs for street photography.
We’re super excited to try out the new Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens.