Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens DxOMark Tested

DxOMark has just tested the new Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE lens for Canon EF mount. Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE lens is the successor of Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* ZE lens, it costs $1,199 in US, you can buy from Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama. According to DxOMark, this lens is the second best 50mm lens just after Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.

See the DxOMark result below:

50mm lenses order by DxOMark:

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Vs. Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 Lens Vs. EF 50mm f/1.4L Lens:

Conclusions from DxOMark:

Boasting an irreproachable reputation for quality, Carl Zeiss lenses have long been the desire of many a photographer. Historically they’ve often been out of financial reach of many of us, unfortunately, but the new Milvus range looks to address that with some competitively-priced models that challenge the high-performance optics from both own-brand and third-party manufacturers.

Featuring all-metal construction, manual focus, and Zeiss precision engineering, the Milvus 50mm f/1.4 is the type of lens that should last a photographer a lifetime. Performance is very good, with excellent low-light results, consistently good edge-to-edge sharpness at all apertures, and minimal distortion. Accordingly, the Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ranks above all iterations of Canon’s own-brand 50mm options that we’ve tested.