The ‘high-performance’ Milvus lenses are a 50mm f/1.4, 50mm f/2, 85mm f/1.4, 21mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2 and 100mm f/2 lens.

The lenses, which are due to go on sale in October, will be compatible with Nikon and Canon DSLRs, and Sony mirrorless cameras via an adapter.

Prices range from £829 for the 35mm f/2 to £1,379 for the 85mm f/1.4.

Zeiss said in a statement last week: ‘The new lenses are the Zeiss answer to the current trend toward sensors with increasingly high resolution which, in turn, require higher and higher image quality.

‘They are therefore ideal for current DSLR cameras and also for mirrorless system cameras of the Sony α7 series via an adapter solution and offer the customer excellent value for the money for professional applications.

‘An equally important benefit: their high-contrast rendition and low level of stray light ensure that the lenses meet the latest video standards such as HDR (high dynamic range) and resolutions of 6K and more.

‘For the user, they open up the field of professional video and cine applications.’

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