DxOMark has just tested the new Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro lens for Nikon F-mount. This lens is Zeiss’s new Milvus series macro lens, replaced the old Zeiss 100mm f/2 Macro lens. Tested on Nikon D810, Zeiss Milvus 2/100M is excellent lens, see the DxOMark result below:
Zeiss Milvus 2/100M Lens Vs. Zeiss Macro 100mm f/2 lens Vs. AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED VR Lens
Many of the models in the Classic range were based on Zeiss Contax designs, and while excellent, it was inevitable that they would be refreshed to meet the slightly different demands of modern digital SLRs. The original 2/100, however, was a relatively new design and an outstanding optical performer anyway, so any serious updates to the optical design would likely have resulted in a stiff premium. As it stands, the enhancements in the new T* coating have brought both a welcome increase in sharpness levels and in uniformity across the field, all achieved while maintaining the price of the original model. While it’s not exactly cheap, optical quality like this rarely is.