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.
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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
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:
- Aperture: Maximum aperture – f/0.95
- Minimum aperture: f/16
- Aperture ring: Yes
- Number of diaphragm blades: 11
- Angle of view: 45
- Minimum working distance: 0.5m (1.64’)
- 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).