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06-21-2017, 06:21 AM   #1
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Zeiss anounces Milvus 35mm 1.4 for canon and Nikon

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 | Manual focus lens for Canon & Nikon SLR cameras










06-21-2017, 06:54 AM   #2
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I wonder why Zeiss is naming their lenses after the Latin generic epithets of birds. Scops owls (Otus spp.) and kites (Milvus spp.) are predators and therefore have exceptionally high densities of rods and cones on the their fovea. However, the other species probably do not.

Milvus species (kites):
Milvus - Wikipedia

Otus species:
Scops owl - Wikipedia

Loxia species (crossbills):
Crossbill - Wikipedia

Batis species (wattle-eyes):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batis_(bird)

Touit species (parrotlets):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touit

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And here I thought Otus lenses were named after the frigging squirrel.
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That lens diagram looks like it is supposed to be for three lenses, not one! 35mm primes were so common, and relatively simple.. now this.
I guess this really is the race now. Who can stuff more glass into a big ol' tube. Pentax needs to make a 85mm lens that fits into the body of the DA 560mm; that ought to make a big splash!

QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
However, the other species probably do not.
Dunno, I think most birds have fairly good eyesight. Owls are known for big eyes (big aperture!) and low light vision, hawks have such good eyesight its like a telephoto closup... the metaphor is a bit strained, but i guess its good enough for the average consumer

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nice on a mirrorless camera (not)
Length (with lens caps) ZE: 144 mm (5.66") | ZF.2: 142 mm (5.57")
Length (without lens caps) ZE: 125 mm (4.91") | ZF.2: 126 mm (4.94")
Weight ZE: 1174 g (41.40 oz) | ZF.2: 1131 g (39.90 oz)
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Don't care but ready to buy me some K-mount "Touit" when available, haha.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
...now this. I guess this really is the race now. Who can stuff more glass into a big ol' tube. ...
I couldn't agree more.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
That lens diagram looks like it is supposed to be for three lenses, not one! 35mm primes were so common, and relatively simple.. now this.
I guess this really is the race now. Who can stuff more glass into a big ol' tube. Pentax needs to make a 85mm lens that fits into the body of the DA 560mm; that ought to make a big splash!


Dunno, I think most birds have fairly good eyesight. Owls are known for big eyes (big aperture!) and low light vision, hawks have such good eyesight its like a telephoto closup... the metaphor is a bit strained, but i guess its good enough for the average consumer
Yeah, I don't think we should read too much into brandnames, like Apple OS X versions that were big cats.

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