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First thoughts

My first experience with the Zeiss Milvus 2/135mm.

I have been walking around with a new lens, trying to focus on different aspects of the architecture I photograph.
I wanted/needed to bring some more diversity to my portfolio and I’m very lucky to have Zeiss on my side to help me. They supplied the Zeiss Milvus 2/135 to allow me to focus more on the details.

As with all lenses you have to get used to it, to get a feel for it and train your eye to see what you would see through the viewfinder.
So, I’m walking around and getting a feeling for the 135mm.

What are my initial thoughts? This lens is sharp!
I’m used to the sharpness of my Milvus 2.8/21, but this lens is even more amazing. The super shallow depth of field together with it’s sharpness reminds me of the one time I had an Otus attached to my camera.
Super smooth bokeh and perfect colours and the lovely contrast that Zeiss is known for.

At f2 the focus plane is so small, it’s perfect for portraits.
Focussing with my Nikon at f2 is easy with live view but through the viewfinder it can be tough.
So now I’m sure, upgrading to a D810 is out of the question. Sony here I come! 🙂

Here are a few example shots.
Have a look at the detail in the cropped out shot of one of my cats. Super shallow depth of field and great sharpness.

Later I’ll write a in depth blog about the Zeiss Milvus 2/135. For now if you want more information, please have a look at the Zeiss website or if you are in the Netherlands – have a look at the Transcontinenta website (Zeiss Nederland importeur).
And of course you can always send me a message and I’m happy to answer any questions you have.


Author Martijn.Kort

Fine art photographer focusing on architecture and cityscapes as well as capturing unique moments from the cockpit. Writing about photography techniques and sharing reviews. Ambassador for both ZEISS Netherlands and Nisi Filters. If you like my work, consider following me on Instagram!

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