Zeiss is rumored to add a new lens to its Milvus series of full-frame optics with manual focus support. The product in question is said to be the 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar and to be unveiled within a couple of months.
A new line-up of lenses has been introduced in September 2015 by Zeiss. It was branded Milvus and it was introduced in order to replace some prime optics with manual focus support for full-frame DSLRs.
The new optics offered superior image quality and they covered focal lengths from 21mm to 100mm. However, one model of the older generation was not replaced alongside its peers.
According to the rumor mill, this will happen soon, as full-frame DSLR camera owners will be able to get their hands on the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens in the near future.
Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens will allegedly be introduced within a few months
In order to complete its Milvus series, Zeiss will introduce a 135mm telephoto prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/2. The aperture is bright and will be useful in low-light conditions or for sports photographers who need quick shutter speeds.
The Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens will feature a complex Sonnar optical design, which is renowned for its prowess when it comes to bright telephoto optics. This way, the lens will also provide superior image sharpness.
Furthermore, the Sonnar design will also help reducing chromatic aberration along with color fringing. Overall, the image quality is expected to be very good, so it will be welcomed by photographers using full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon.
Just like its siblings, the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens will be a manual focus optic. Additionally, it is expected to have a weathersealed construction, which protects it from moisture and dust.
The information is coming from a trusted source, who claims that the product is coming by the end of this year. The good thing is that people will not have to wait for it until late 2016, as its announcement event will occur within a few months, most likely this May.
Although it is not mentioned in the rumor, it is likely that the lens will feature a T* anti-reflective coating. It will cut down flare and ghosting, while increasing the contrast of your photos. As for the price, it remains unknown for now, but potential buyers should start raising money right now because all other Milvus units are priced above the $1,000 mark,
This is all based on rumor and speculation, which means that our readers will have to take the details with a pinch of salt.