Zeiss Milvus 2.8/15, 2.8/18 & 2/135
£1899-2329, $2199-$2699 www.zeiss.com
Not content with Nikon glass? Zeiss’s Milvus range has been expanded at each end of the line-up’s focal-length range to include new 15mm and 18mm f/2.8 ultrawide primes, plus an 135mm f/2 telephoto. All are manual focus, but each incorporates a focusing ring with generous rotational travel to help you make precise focus adjustments. The lenses are touted as upholding Zeiss’s reputation for sharpness, while producing cinematic bokeh smooth enough to satisfy video enthusiasts. Robust build that includes a metal hood and weather seals helps to justify the premium price tag. First impressions_
If you’ve got deep pockets and can do without AF, these are well worth a look.