Zhongyi Optics, a lens maker based in China, today has revealed the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III lens for mirrorless cameras.
The Mitakon Speedmaster Mark III 50mm will work for Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon RF full-frame mirrorless cameras. This is the third version of this lens. When compared to the second version, the version III model has a new optical design. That new design should offer a smaller size and greater resistance to flares.
“Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions,” ZY Optics states. “It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.”
When Fstoppers reviewed the Mark I, the site concluded the lens is built like a tank. The Mark III really doesn’t look much different. It weighs 1.58 lb, which isn’t the heaviest lens out there, but that sure isn’t light either.
Zhongyi Optics says that the new version of the lens has a more compact design and better flare resistance. It features an 11-blade aperture. That is up from the 9 that were in the first version of the lens. Also, it includes 10 elements in 7 groups, a stepless aperture, depth-of-field and distance scales, a minimum focusing distance of 1.6 feet, and a durable metal body.
The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is in stock in the ZY Optics store now for $800. The lens will be coming to other retailers soon.
Image courtesy Zhongyi Optics