When the horizon seems absolutely endless, the Carl ZEISS Milvus 21mm f2.8 is in its element. The super wide-angle lens is ideal for photographing vast, stretching landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Thanks to its bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, the practically distortion-free super wide-angle lens is perfect for spectacular image compositions of great diversity, dramatic contrast, and vivid colours. The further optimisation of the lens coating reduces ghosting and flare effects in critical light situations.
Bright f2.8 Aperture
The Carl Zeiss Milvus 21mm f2.8 wide angle lens is the perfect partner for your DSLR, allowing you to capture sweeping, immersive landscapes and towering architecture. Its bright f2.8 maximum aperture offers beautiful depth of field and great lowlight performance. This is extremely beneficial when working outdoors as the lighting conditions can change so quickly.
Superior Optical Design and Performance
The Floating Element Design enables consistent high performance from minimum object distance to infinity. This is achieved by the incredibly precise adjustment of the distance between individual lens elements and groups. The mechanical construction of these lenses is extremely complex. They must be assembled with utmost precision – both of which are key competencies of ZEISS.
Precise Manual Focus Control
As far as manual focusing goes, good ergonomic design makes all the difference. ZEISS lenses stand out with their large rotation angle, enabling precise focusing. The distance engravings and focus scale provide additional support for manual focusing. The silent, continuous aperture setting and the long focusing range lay optimal conditions for video applications.
Advanced Anti-Reflective Coatings
All lenses features a T*® antireflective coating from ZEISS. Outstanding stray light reduction is achieved by combining a number of optimally matched measures. In addition to the ZEISS T* coating, all lens edges are provided with a special pitch-black lacquer in a complex manual process. Light traps in mechanical components and specially designed surfaces are integrated to prevent the occurrence of reflections.
Premium Weather Resistant Construction
The all-metal housing makes every adjustment a haptic experience. The dynamic, precise barrel design sets new trends in the world of camera lenses. Not only with the ZEISS Milvus impress you with their performance, but their attention to design detail. Special seals protect against dust and splashes, allowing photographer's to expand their creative potential even in environmentally difficult situations.
Manufacturer Code: 2096548
Product Code:1Zeiss21 F2.8 ZF.2-Nikon
f/2.8 – f/22
Nikon F-Mount* (ZF.2)
0,22 m - ∞
Free working distance
0,09 m - ∞
Angular field** (diag. | horiz. | vert.)
90° / 81° / 59°
Diameter of image field
Coverage at close range (MOD)**
120 x 180 mm
Image ratio at minimum object distance
1 : 5
Lens elements | groups
16 / 13
Flange focal distance
Nikon ZF.2: 46 mm
Entrance pupil position (front of image plane)
M82 x 0.75
Rotation angle of focusing ring
Nikon ZF.2: 95 mm
Diameter of focusing ring
Nikon ZF.2: 69 mm
Length (with lens caps)
Nikon ZF.2: 110 mm
Length (without lens caps)
Nikon ZF.2: 93 mm
Nikon ZF.2: 735 g
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice