Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II
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Zhongyi Optics have released an improved version of their first f/0.95 lens, the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95. Delivering improved sharpness and better control of chromatic aberration, the new edition is a lot more smaller and lighter (460 grams vs. 680 grams) than its forebear. Available with a Fuji X / Sony E / EOS-M mount, the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II has an image circle covering APS-C sized sensors and an optical formula comprising 11 elements in 8 groups (including one extra-low dispersion element, two extra-high refractive index elements and three high refractive index elements. The new lens is now available for $599.
Website: ZY Optics
Zhongyi Press Release
ZY Optics releases the improved Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for Sony E / Fuji X / EOS-M cameras
Shenyang China, Feb 14, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released an improved version of their first f/0.95 lens, Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II. The mark II verison features a drastic improvement of sharpness, better control of chromatic aberrations and much compact size. The new version comes with a Fuji X / Sony E / EOS-M mount and is able to cover the image circle of APS-C sized sensors.
Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is a ultra-fast prime lens which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of around 53mm in APS-C cameras. A maximum aperture of f/0.95 makes it extremely convenient to shoot at a low light conditions without flash. The new optical design incorporates a 11 elements in 8 groups structure, including 1pc of Extralow disperson elements, 2 pcs of Extra-high Refractive Index elements and 3pcs of High Refractive Index elements. This structure effectively improved the image resolution by 30% compared to the previous version from corners to corners. This also controls the chromatic aberrations very well and deliver excellent image sharpness even at f/0.95.
The new Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 is light and compact. The total weight is reduced from 680g to 460g, making it an ideal companion for the compact mirrorless cameras. Manual focus design and a click-less, silent aperture ring promote smooth handling and are especially well-suited to video applications. The lens is built in metallic enclosure with additional protective process and finest finishing, which gives extra durability and aesthetic.
Pricing & Availability
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 is now available to purchase at ZY Optics authorized resellers and at our official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). The Recommended Retail price is USD 599.