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ZEISS 85mm Milvus ZE Prime f/1.4 - EF Mount

Abel Code: CZ-2096-561
Mfr. Code: 2096-561
Estimated to Ship – 3-7 days
This ZEISS 85mm Milvus prime features a Planar design with "floating" elements, a max. aperture of f/1.4, and an EF Mount (ZE).
Key Highlights
  • 85mm f/1.4 Prime
  • Full Frame
  • Close Focus: 31.5" (0.80)


The ZEISS 85mm Milvus ZE Prime f/1.4 is a Planar lens, particularly suitable for portrait photography. This lens is an absolute must for compositions where the main subject is to be sharply defined and emphasized against a beautiful bokeh background. The purely spherical optical design and use of special types of glass ensure optimal micro-contrast and extremely low chromatic aberration.

  • Planar design
  • 11 lens elements in 9 groups
  • Features a “Floating Elements” design
  • Special glass with anomalous partial dispersion


The Milvus Family of lenses features the ZEISS  T* anti-reflective coating to reduce ghosting and flare effects in critical light situations. All lens edges include a special pitch-black lacquer in a complex manual process along the lens edges. This measure helps optically reduce reflection. Each focal length has its own optical design due to special types of glass displaying anomalous partial dispersion. This reduces color fringes at high-contrast edges of subjects to a minimum.

High-Performance Cameras

The Milvus family is designed for both current and future high-performance, digital cameras. High-contrast images are possible due to the low level of stray light allowed by the lens design. The Milvus lenses deliver high dynamic range (HDR) as well. High resolution across the entire image field is possible due to minimization of coma, astigmatism, and spherical aberrations.

Manual Focus

An ergonomic design ensures that your manipulation of this Milvus lens will produce a controlled result. These lenses include a large rotation angle to enable precise focusing. Your focus changes will be reflected inside the viewfinder. With a precise engraving in both meters and feet, the depth of focus scale provides added support to your manual focusing. It also includes a continuous aperture setting and long focusing range.  

Stable Image Performance

The floating elements design of the Milvus lenses permits high image performance in the focal plane, from the minimum object distance to infinity. That falls within the demands of most high-resolution or state-of-the-art digital camera systems. This high performance is achieved by changing the axial distance between individual lens elements or element groups. The adjustment of the element spacing is coupled to the distance setting. That results in the right correction each time. 

Ergonomic & Environmental

Reduced camera shake and fatigue-free photography is possible with the optimized ergonomic design of the Milvus family lenses. Their all-metal housing will help maintain these lenses for years to come. Special seals inside the Milvus lenses protect against dust and splashes to deliver reliable functionality even in environmentally difficult situations.

What's in the Box

  • Lens Hood
  • Rear Cap
  • Front Cap
  • ZEISS 85mm Milvus ZE Prime f/1.4 - EF Mount


Key Highlights

  • 85mm f/1.4 Prime
  • Full Frame
  • Close Focus: 31.5" (0.80)
  • EF Mount

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Lens Mount:
Max Aperture F-stop:
Focus Scale:
Feet - Imperial
Filter Thread Size:
Fixed Focal Length:
Max Dimensions (Diameter x Length):
3.54" x 4.45" - 90mm x 113mm
Elements & Groups:
11 elements in 9 groups
Aperture Range:
f/1.4 - f/16
Minimum Focus Distance:
31.5" (0.80)
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