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#TheMeasure: Hands-on with the Carl Zeiss Milvus 85mm F1.4

Luke Gardner - 2 years ago

We get hands-on with the Carl Zeiss Milvus 85mm lens, checking out how it handles in the real world and who might use it

The Milvus 85mm has a short telephoto perspective that basically makes it ideal for shooting portraits. 85mm is a big favourite focal length for many shooting portraits and whilst there’s a lot of competition in the market, in the shape of Samyang’s manual-focus 85mm f/1.4 model, and the [rather nice] Sigma 85mm f/1.4 which includes aut0-focus [AF] function – for example.  

The Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 is not a small or lightweight lensBig, dense an. In fact, it’s weighty and with a build quality that you’d expect from a brand such as Zeiss. It feels as though it has been carved from a solid piece of metal. At 1.2kg it isn’t unreasonably heavy, though, only more substantial than most comparable lenses. Watch our latest review in #TheMeasure below:

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Luke Gardner

Features Editor @ PhotoBite

Luke lives and breaths photography. With experience working freelance, in retail and also teaching photography; Luke has been exposed to a broad spectrum of knowledgeable people and has a real hunger to explore what others are up to in this incredibly creative world. Starting from the age of 12 his fascination with photography as done nothing but fuel his ambition to create and explore all areas in the photographic world. Luke’s role at PhotoBite ranges from feature writing to testing equipment, with his natural teaching skills seeing him take his place as in-house presenter for camera hardware and accessories on the PhotoBite YouTube channel.