Further readings for the Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon
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The latest Milvus range of DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon from renowned German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss are marketed to offer high-quality optical performance in a similar price bracket to such high-resolution options as Sigma’s Art range or Canon’s L-series lenses. The manual-focus Milvus range offers all-metal dust- and splash-proof construction, large rubberized focus ring, smooth manual focus control, as well as engraved focus distance and depth of field scales. Announced in September 2015, the $1117 Carl Zeiss Milvus 2/35mm ZE Canon (Milvus 35mm f/2) is an EF-mount lens designed specifically for full-frame Canon DSLRs, such as the EOS 5DS R.
This is the first in a series of reviews rounding up the Lens Metrics Scores on 35mm primes for Canon, Nikon and Sony. We start by looking at options for Canon EF, and with several own brand and 3rd-party options on the market, there are plenty of choices available. Ranging in price from $320 to $1843, however, it’s tough to decide which one is best for you. So let’s take a closer look at image quality, features and value for money to help you decide.
Canon’s EF 35mm f2 has been around for quite a while, launched in late 1990, 22 years ago, it predates digital photography as we know it. Does this matter? Apparently not, this small, old, cheap lens continues to be a worthwhile piece of equipment, albeit on a rather basic level, but in this age of super-zoom lenses, this light, compact workhorse is worth looking at. Here are the DxOMark test results, while waiting for those of the new version of the Canon EF 35mm f / 2 IS USM released last November.