ZY Optics Release Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mark III

Zhongyi Optics, or ZY Optics as they are also known, have released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mark III for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF mirrorless cameras.

Zhongi Optics have been making quirky, fast, and affordable optics for Fuji X, MFT, E mount and others, for quite some time now. Some of you may recall and/or be already familiar with their Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 for Fuji X mount, which gives Fujifilm APS-C cameras a significant boost in low light, allowing photographers to use lower ISOs for more noise-free images.

Mitakon Speedmaster 0.95 Sony E mount Nikon Z Canon RF

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Mitakon Speedmater f/0.95 Mark III Features

  • Full-Frame 35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • 5x Ultra Low Dispersion Elements
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Available in:
    • Nikon Z,
    • Sony FE,
    • Canon RF mounts
  • Price: $799 at B&H

ZY Mitakon Speedmater 50mm f0.95

Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the new Mitakon “Speedmaster” 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime lens best suited for low-light and creative applications.

The Mitakon Speedmaster offers a solid and durable metal build coupled with a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.

Image by Christopher Frost

The new Mark III version features a new optical design, which offers a slightly more compact size and a better flare resistance.

A carefully designed 10 elements in 7 groups optics system with a high refractive index element & five UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality.

An eleven-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused bokeh.

Image by Richard Wong

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mk III Specifications:

  • Lens type: Manual lens
  • Max Format size: 35mm Full Frame
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Available Lens Mounts:
    • Sony FE
    • Canon RF
    • Nikon Z
  • Aperture: Maximum aperture – f/0.95
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Aperture ring: Yes
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 11
  • Optics:
    • Elements: 10
    • Groups: 7
  • Angle of view: 45
  • Focus:
    • Minimum working distance: 0.5m (1.64’)
  • Physical:
    • Weight: 720g (1.58lb)
    • Dimensions: 73.3 x 83.5 mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Filter thread: 67mm

The ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mark III is now available for $799 USD either direct from ZY Optics or from authorised dealers such as B&H (see pre-order links below).

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