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alan_b

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Zeiss Milvus 15mm Anyone?
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:22:54 pm »

Anyone have this lens yet?  I'm looking at it as a replacement to the Nikon 14-24 at the wide end.  Specifically interested in veiling flare when shooting interiors towards an open window.  The possibility of bettering the Nikon in the flare department, along with "easier" (95mm) filter use are the main features for me.

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Re: Zeiss Milvus 15mm Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 06:11:30 pm »

I have the predecessor 2,8/15 ZF2 which is identical optically and it is a fantastic lens.  Unfortunately it sits in my drawer since I am shooting with Phase One and Sony FE now but I absolutely love that lens.  The difference to the Milvus is in the modern/shapely outer casing :)  Screw on 95mm filters are no problem with no vignetting and the petal hood is made so that a polarizer is easy to turn (speaking about the ZF2 here - I haven't handled the Milvus version personally).
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Re: Zeiss Milvus 15mm Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 07:27:52 pm »

Thanks - good to know. I was thinking a polarizer would be awkward with the hood.
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Re: Zeiss Milvus 15mm Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 08:34:10 am »

As you can see from the attached photo, the filter actually screws into the lens hood itself making it easy to turn the polarizer...
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New vs "Classic" Coatings
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 03:47:14 pm »

My google abilities seem to be failing me - anyone seen a comparison of the new coatings?
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Re: New vs "Classic" Coatings
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 04:31:43 pm »

My google abilities seem to be failing me - anyone seen a comparison of the new coatings?
In my own testing of the 25mm f/2 Milvus vs. ZF2 on a D810 and an a7R Mk II under a number of lighting scenarios I couldn't determine any difference.  If there is a difference it is so small that you'd likely never be able to tell the difference unless you happen to stumble upon a scenario where there is a detectable difference.
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