Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF

Model #2096-563

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Weight 1.85 lb (843 g)
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.17 x 4.09" (80.5 x 104 mm)


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 25°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.44' (44 cm)
Focal Length 100mm
Elements/Groups 9/8
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Aperture Maximum: f/2Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF


Autofocus No
Expert Reviews
2 November 2011

Zeiss claims that the lens' large angle of rotation and precision mechanics enable it to be focused accurately, and in use this turns out to be the case. The former point, together with the weight of the glass inside, mean that the focusing action has perhaps more resistance than expected, but for...

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    Exceptionally wide maximum aperture, Available in Canon and Nikon fittings, Pleasing, simple design, Photo sharpness and clarity are superb

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    No autofocus, No image stabilisation system, Focusing action is a little resistant, Extremely expensive

The digital picture.32823291
2 November 2011

Is the Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!

User Reviews
29 July 2014

I work in documentary and reality television and this lens takes the production value of my images to the next level. Canon glass is fine, but zeiss gives you a cinematic look that you won't see elsewhere at this price point.

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    Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Superior image quality

Slrgear com.32823196
13 September 2012

I'm not a pro yet I think to be the closest thing to a pro might be an amateur. If I don't work professionally with photography is just because I have already another safe job AND a home loan to pay.

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    The best lens I've ever owned, period.

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    None, so far

Product Highlights
  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • 2 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • Planar Optical Design
  • Floating Elements System
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design, Macro Markings
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
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In The Box
  • Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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