I’m not an advocate of shooting gardens, beaches, dogs and cats when it comes to quick lens test. No pun intended. And quick is certainly not ideal when it comes to a proper evaluation. Hence its probably one of many reasons why I rarely publish any test material or anything promptly. While I received the lenses a good month ahead of the official announcement, I really wanted to take my time & use them in various actual shoot applications. In that time, I’ve used the lenses on a fashion shoot, a business promo and a few stills. Despite that, I’m inclined to only provide impressions at this stage.
Zeiss have been rather active in the last 18 months, releasing consecutive lines of Touit, Otus, Loxia and Batis lenses. The new Milvus lenses were introduced at the IBC show in Amsterdam last month. Built on the success of the revered ZE & ZF line of photographic lenses, the six lenses in this latest range have new housings, improved optics and improved coatings.