Why the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 is Near Perfect Lens Design

Advancements in lens technology have skyrocketed in recent years. Ever since accurate computer modeling came into the equation we have seen lenses get better and better, and now with image sensors pushing 50MP even in full-frame, manufacturers have gotten to work on glass that will meet and exceed these resolutions. Perfect optics isn’t everything though, which is why I think Zeiss’ Milvus 35mm f/1.4 is one of the most masterful designs I’ve seen in years.  Read More

Review: Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Lens

If you can get over the “slow” f/2.8 aperture, Zeiss’ Batis 135mm is perhaps the highest performing portrait-length prime for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. I know the most vocal critics will be quick to criticize the decision to go with an f/2.8, especially with the Milvus 135mm f/2, Canon 135mm f/2L, and Sony 135mm f/1.8 lenses available, but Zeiss made a great decision to create a smaller lens that balances near perfectly on the α7 series bodies. And, it is most certainly one of the sharpest and cleanest lenses I have been fortunate enough to use. Read More