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Mitakon Zhongyi 85mm f/2 Lens for Sony A Mount

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Mitakon Zhongyi
Mitakon Zhongyi 85mm f/2 Lens for Sony A Mount
Key Features
  • Sony A Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
Often considered the ideal focal length for portraiture, Mitakon's 85mm f/2 Lens is a manual focus prime designed for full-frame and APS-C-sized Sony A-mount DSLR cameras. The 6 element, 6 group design is housed within a metal lens barrel, which features printed depth of field and distance scales for greater control over focus placement. Complementing the short telephoto perspective, an f/2 maximum aperture enables selective focus and shallow depth of field control as well as enhanced performance in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, a 10-blade diaphragm helps to produce pleasing bokeh.
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Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 85mm f/2 Overview

Often considered the ideal focal length for portraiture, Mitakon's 85mm f/2 Lens is a manual focus prime designed for full-frame and APS-C-sized Sony A-mount DSLR cameras. The 6 element, 6 group design is housed within a metal lens barrel, which features printed depth of field and distance scales for greater control over focus placement. Complementing the short telephoto perspective, an f/2 maximum aperture enables selective focus and shallow depth of field control as well as enhanced performance in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, a 10-blade diaphragm helps to produce pleasing bokeh.

Prime portrait-length Sony A mount lens designed for both APS-C and full-frame sensors. On APS-C-sized sensors, the 35mm-equivalent focal length will be 127.5mm.
Manual focus design is complemented by both depth of field and distance scales for pre-focusing techniques.
Ten-blade diaphragm works well with the short telephoto perspective of the lens to produce a smooth out-of-focus quality in conjunction with selective focus imagery.
UPC: 687927782372

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 85mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony A
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance2.79' / 85 cm
Optical Design6 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.055 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.95 x 4.15 x 4.05"

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 85mm f/2 Reviews

Great value lens

By Josh
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-25

For under $200 what can I complain about? If you don’t mind full manual (I do a lot of professional video so I don’t) then give it a try. Had a nice creamy bokeh. Focusing ring is a little stiff but I expect that to smooth out the more I use it. It’s also a little heavy but that says more about its build and durability. Doesn’t feel cheap at all. I recommend if you don’t mind full manual.

Good quality for the price!

By Alexander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-31

I wanted to try a 85 mm prime lens for portraiture and I tried this one. I get good image from it and love it on my 1.6x 7DMKII (136mm 35mm equiv. which I love) The construction is good, all metal, and image that come out are good. I'd recommend it; good price, good quality, easy enough to use it.

I like it.

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-02

This is a Mitikon 85mm manual lens with a Canon EF mount on a Zhongyi EF- NEX adapter that contains a lens causing the the crop sensor in the camera to capture a full frame image. My copy works very well and takes very sharp, vivid, photos thanks in part, to the Sony's ability to make using manual lenses easy. The lens alone on my Csnon 6D....NOT! Manual focus on the Canon is trying at best and for me almost impossible in low light situations. But I already had a Canon 85mm lens and bought this only for the Sony. I would do it again.

Great!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-17

Exactly what I was hoping for. Nice solid metal build. Great bokeh. The f stop ring is quiet too so would be good for youtubing. It is my new favorite toy.

I Cant say I love them

By Oscarrene
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-17

Ive been playing around with it for some days now, and both the 85mm and 35mm are ok. I dont love the look, but than again they where pretty cheap.

Very good lens for the price

By Yomesmo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-04

It is absolutely a manual lens, but for the price it is pretty sharp. The construction doesn't seem quite solid but it has a very soft bokeh. The focusing ring is quite soft, and it is easy to get a proper focus, at least with my Sony A7 R2. My lens has a Canon EF mount and I am using it with an adaptor.

Ridiculously TIGHT

By RICHARD
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-18

I received the lens today and I am returning it today. It seemed very well made until I tried to remove the rear lens cap. In over 20 years of using lenses I have never encountered a rear lens cap attached SO TIGHTLY that it was impossible to remove, even using a padded set of pliers, short of damaging the lens. I had read another review and thought that review highly unusual until it has now happened to me with another Mitakon lens. Ridiculous! What were they thinking!? I guess they must be using robots to attach these rear caps.

First manual lens

By Belmira
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-28

Using this with a Pentax KS1 and enjoying it. I mostly take it out on hikes and bird/animal watching.

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Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Asked by: Jennifer
Correct. You won't have exposure metering either so be prepared to meter separately or go through a very tedious sequence of trial and error exposure adjustments.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2019-06-07

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Date published: 2019-05-23

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Asked by: Gustavo R.
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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