Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF

Model #2096-517

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Weight 1.59 lb (721 g)
Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.54 x 3.66" (90.0 x 93.0 mm)


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 99.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Focal Length 18mm
Elements/Groups 14/12
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.4
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF


Autofocus No
Expert Reviews
The digital picture.34755376
7 March 2017

If you want the best image quality possible at 18mm, few lenses surpass this one. If you want the best-built 18mm lens, perhaps no lens surpasses this one. The beautifully-designed Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Lens reliably delivers greatness and if an 18mm manual focus lens meets your needs, this lens...

8 December 2016

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...

The phoblographer.34645560
16 September 2016

these days, but what I really enjoy doing with this lens is shooting in black and white. You’ll get incredible images no matter what. However, you’ll also get them when shooting in color. However, this lens is designed for shooting large, sprawling scenes overall.

Photography blog.34969604
6 October 2016

Sporting a brand new optical design, the weather-proof Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 is a superb ultra-wide-angle prime lens for photographers who have the time to focus manually.You’d expect sharpness to be high across both the frame and aperture range from such a premium optic, and it doesn't...

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
15 May 2019

I bought this lens after accidentally leaving my Milvus 25 on a trailside in the dark. I changed focal length for three reasons: 1, I already have the Otus 28, and though the 25 is smaller, its not smaller/wider enough generally to leave the 28 behind; and 2, I wanted a lens in between the Otus 28...

B h photo.34921152
17 September 2017

Hands down the sharpest lens I have used. No lens flare,distortion or CA. Only complaint is now I need them all!!

B h photo.34921152
2 October 2017

I purchased this lens to replace a Nikon 14-24, which I tended to stop carrying due to its bulk and difficult issues of focus shift and narrow DOF when used on high-resolution bodies. 18mm seemed a good compromise, and the Milvus 18mm is an updated optic design.

B h photo.34921152
15 June 2017

I bought this lens primarily to have a usably fast lens for night-sky photography. I use it with a 5D Mark IV, and it serves this purpose quite well great sharpness, wide open. It also has proven quite good for shooting waterfalls, and for more general landscape photography; it is an excellent lens,...

Product Highlights
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
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In The Box
  • Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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