Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF

Model #2096-559

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Weight 1.61 lb (730 g)
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.19 x 2.96" (81 x 75.3 mm)


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 45°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.45" (24 cm)
Focal Length 50mm
Elements/Groups 8/6
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Aperture Maximum: f/2Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF


Autofocus No
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
5 August 2016

I had used the classic version of this lens years ago after borrowing it from a friend and was very impressed with the quality and character of the resulting images. I recently purchased this Milvus version (after renting it first) and could not be happier with how it performs on my Sony A7r, A7II...

4 October 2016

Amazing lens. Chose it over canon's 1.2 Perfect for food and stills.

B h photo.34921152
18 January 2016

As a macro photographer there are times the 100mm and 180mm focal lengths magnify too much and don't allow the full object in the image. This lens fills that gap and yet doubles as an extremely sharp 50mm prime. While expensive, the sharpness in full frame cameras (Canon 5Ds) is extraordinary.

B h photo.34921152
6 September 2017

I can't wait to update all of my glass to zeiss. The only thing I will say about this glass is that they should have made the focus ring ribbed so that you can turn it easier. Other then that this is well worth the money!

B h photo.34921152
15 February 2016

I've got my eye on this lens, but decided to rent one for a few days prior to purchase. The is a great lens, as everyone else here will say. What seems to go unsaid is the primary specialty of a 50mm macro: flat field optics.

Product Highlights
  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • 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
In The Box
  • Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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