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Zeiss Milvus or Zeiss Classic Lens?

 
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Jan 17, 2016 21:50 |  #1

I am being offered new with 12 month warranty Zeiss 'Classic' EF lenses for a discounted price varying between 11-34% discount (post-tax price) vs US SRP (pre-tax price).

Are they worth getting in light of the Zeiss Milvus lenses being announced 6 months ago?

For the Otus lenses, I only get 3-12% discount (post-tax price).

The Zeiss lenses I am being offered converted to USD with tax.

Zeiss Classic

$2,174 - 15mm f/2.8
$1,062 - 18mm f/3.5
$1,451 - 21mm f/2.8
$1,115 - 25mm f/2.0
$0,954 - 28mm f/2.0
$1,451 - 35mm f/1.4
$0,828 - 35mm f/2.0
$0,582 - 50mm f/1.4
$0,972 - 85mm f/1.4
$1,518 - 135mm f/2.0
$0,954 - 50mm Makro
$1,455 - 100mm Makro

Zeiss Otus

$3,512 - 55mm f/1.4
$4,369 - 85mm f/1.4


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Jan 17, 2016 22:50 |  #2

I believe the major plus for all Milvus with similar optical formulas are the weather sealing gaskets in the new housings and new coatings. Some lenses like the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 Milvii feature completely different optical formulas that are decidely better than their old classic versions. I think the Otii housings have tighter tolerances than the Milvii. The 135mm f2 APO doesn't have a Milvus or Otus version yet, so might be worth it as long as you don't need weather sealing / Otus tolerances.


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Jan 18, 2016 00:44 |  #3

Classic.


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Jan 18, 2016 10:45 |  #4

Thanks idkdc and David.

You saved me a lot of research. The lens that I'd probably be interested in would be the 135mm. I do not have that lens of any brand.

If I can sell my 50/1.4 ZE I'd sell that for a Milvus. Offer price comes out as $1,083 vs the US $1,199.


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Jan 22, 2016 08:59 |  #5

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount

$2,089.84

http://amzn.com/B008A5​LL5U (external link)

$45 more than my price. Not bad. :)

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Lens for Canon EF Mount

$1,660.97

http://amzn.com/B00CW6​8G9W (external link)

$218 more than my price. Not bad :)


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