Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Compared to the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Classic Lens

SpecificationsZeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus LensZeiss 15mm f/2.8 Classic Lens
  Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Classic Lens
Year Introduced20162012
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups15/1215/12
Angle of View: Diagonal110°110°
Angle of View: Horizontal100°100°
Angle of View: Vertical76°76°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/2.8-22 f/2.8-22
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture?
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 33.4 oz  (947g) 28.9 oz  (820g)
Actual Weight 29.5 oz  (835g) 26.3 oz  (745g)
Lens Hood Weight 2.5 oz  (70g)
In-Use Weight 31.9 oz  (905g) 26.3 oz  (745g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 4.03 x 3.94”  (102.3 x 100.2mm) 4.06 x 5.31”  (103 x 135mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 4.04 x 3.95”  (103 x 100.4mm) 4.09 x 4.9”  (104 x 124.4mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 3.95”  (100.4mm) 4.9”  (124.4mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.48 x 1.85”  (113.8 x 46.9mm) 4.09 x 0”  (104 x 0mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.42 - 5.42”  (137.6 - 137.6mm) 4.9 - 4.9”  (124.4 - 124.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.86”  (21.9mm) 1.61”  (40.8mm)
Filter Size 95mm  UV ► CP ► 95mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type MF Only
Full Time Manual Focus
Focus Ring Rotation 120° 55°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Engraved Y / Engraved
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 9.84”  (250mm) 9.84”  (250mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 9.8”  (249mm) 9.69”  (246mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.11x 0.11x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? / N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / Y / Integrated
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / N /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 15mm = 1.98' 15mm = 2.00'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 15mm = 602mm 15mm = 609mm
 
Review Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Classic Lens
 
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