Lens Optics company Zhong Yi has released the final lens element to round out their Mitakon Speedmaster Cinema Lens Set. The 50mm T1.0 Micro four-thirds Cinema lens joins the 17mm, 25mm, and 35mm as what the company says is a budget saver for filmmakers on a budget.
The 50mm T1.0 is designed with nine lens elements, organized into six groups with one extra-low dispersion element, one ultra-high refraction element, and five high refraction and low dispersion elements.
The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 23.6 inches (60cm) and is fast enough to shoot at night with no artificial lighting. The lens is designed to suppress focus breathing and allow for an accurate focus pull.
Zhong Yi says that the lens is ideal for storytelling, narrative, wedding, and interview shooting.
With a 25-degree angle of view, the super-fast 50mm T1.0 offers a nine-bladed circular aperture for the company says is a buttery smooth and pleasing round bokeh.
The lens promises to perfectly separate the subject from its background when set to wide open.
The lens has a focus throw of 165 degrees, an aperture throw of 60 degrees, and a maximum reproduction ratio of .10x.
The lens fits right in with the other lenses in their Mitakon Speedmaster set, which offers a field of view ranging from 25-65 degrees with a similar look and feel for smooth bokeh, color rendering, and affordable price range.
Each lens has an internal focus design with a unified 77mm front diameter and gear position, with seamless lens gear, Stepless, Silent Aperture Control, and precision scale markings.
The lenses are encased in a professional cinema housing with a smooth aperture control ring and wide focus throw.
The Zhong Yi Optics Mitikon Speedmaster 50mm T1.0 Micro Four Thirds Cinema Lens has a US retail price of $399, with the entire four-lens set listing for $1339 with a pelican-style hard plastic protective case.
It will be available from the ZhongYi Optics website and other authorized resellers.
[source: Zhong Yi Optics]
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