Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount


Product Highlights

  • Sony E-Mount Full-Frame Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Four Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Ultra High Refraction Element
  • Stepless, Silent Aperture Control
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • Nine-Blade Aperture
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.6'
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Mitakon Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95 overview

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Characterized by an exceedingly fast maximum aperture, Mitakon's Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens is a manual focus prime lens developed for Sony E-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The optical design incorporates four extra-low dispersion elements and one ultra high refraction element to minimize chromatic aberrations and contribute to notable sharpness and performance, even when working wide open. The combination of a sophisticated lens construction with a bright f/0.95 maximum aperture make this lens ideally suited for working in low-light and difficult lighting conditions.

The lens barrel has also been refined to benefit video shooters, and features stepless aperture control and a near-silent focusing mechanism in order to not impede with audio recording.

Exceptionally fast 50mm lens features an f/0.95 maximum aperture for selective focus control and working in low-light conditions.
Four extra-low dispersion elements and one ultra high refraction element work to minimize chromatic aberrations and also help to render notable sharpness and image clarity.
Manual focus design and a click-less, silent aperture ring promote smooth handling and are especially well-suited to video applications.
A nine-bladed aperture contributes to an aesthetic out-of-focus quality.
Both depth of field and distance scales are engraved on the lens to aid in zone focusing and pre-focusing techniques.
Sony E-Mount lens is compatible with full-frame sensors as well as APS-C sensors, where it will provide a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 75mm.
UPC: 687927782273
In the Box
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Mitakon Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95 specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/0.95 - 16
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Sony NEX (APS-C)
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' / 50 cm
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.70 x 3.43" / 68.5 x 87 mm
    Weight 1.58 lb / 720 g
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    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.5 x 5.1"

    Mitakon Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95 reviews

    Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Leica Noctilux I found somebody here called this lens a Noctilux Knockoff, this is very unfair. This lens has totally different structure from the Leica Noctilux, actually nothing similar except the aperture. Can you say one lens is another lens' knockoff just because they both have the same aperture?! My title says this lens is better than the Noctilux, why? Because it has a .5m minimum focus distance (the noctilux is 1m), this helps a lot! For this focus distance, you can create even more creamy bokeh. Well I admit, the Noctilux has a slight better sharpness, but I'm not a pixel peeper, I don't really care. For this price, this lens is a steal.
    Date published: 2015-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bokeh - Amazing Lens I just purchased this lens and I use it on my Sony A7rii. I can only say that this lens creates BEAUTIFUL images! The shallow depth of field at f/0.95 creates creamy bokeh and is perfect for shooting at golden/blue hour with lights in the background. Tree branches render smoothly and nicely. It can be a bit hard to nail focus, but with the magnification and focus peaking of the sony alpha series it's a breeze. Not super sharp wide open, but that's not why you buy this lens. Would recommend for anybody looking to get a super soft look, I love this for portraits (especially with lights in the fore/background)! Insta: @willcareyovo
    Date published: 2017-12-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very fast &sharp - one heads up though I wrote a review earlier that panned this lens on one issue - reviews of it inferred that the A7RII feature Focus Assist which magnifies the moniter/viewfinder view while turning the focus ring works with this lens (not to be confused with the Peaking feature). It does not work. An easy work around is to dedicate a custom key to magnify. This works well but of course sacrifices a custom key. I was perhaps a bit too harsh in that first review. The lens is heavy but balances beautifully with the AR7II body. In all other respects the lens is a steal and a valuable tool for us flash-ess indoor shooters.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lens. Just a very enjoyable lens to use. Easy to focus with A7 focus peaking and magnification (a must f/0.95 to f/1.4 as the DOF is too thin for peaking at these apertures). Just awesome at night/low light. Love how it can be used to take night time pictures outside using available light. Awesome isolation. Love the build quality as it is a very solid hunk of metal and glass. I find the A7 battery grip balances things out a bit ergonomically, but it is not bad at all without it. Again, just a fun lens that has stunning output.
    Date published: 2015-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile Walk-Around Lens This lens functions like two lenses in one - at F/.95, for which we all buy this lens, it has an amazing old school rendering, slightly hazy, and reminiscent of that traditional Leica look. Then around F/2 onward, it really cleans up and becomes tack sharp for the rest of the aperture range. It is a joy to use, and often I can take the same photo at F/.95 and F/2 and get two completely different looks. Wide open is also amazing for black and white, the slight haze and traditional looking bokeh pairs really well with no color. Only cons I have is the lens is quite heavy, definitely makes my A7ii very front heavy, and the aperture ring is not linear - it's about the same distance between F/.95 and F/1.4 and F/8 and F/16.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I've been looking for. Alright, so. This lens gives super shallow depth of field. That's what I wanted - it delivered. #1 - Bokeh This is a unique lens. It's optically imperfect. It has chromatic aberration and colour fringing. It can be soft wide open to the effect of smoothing skin. Basically, it has character. And that's honestly what I was hoping for. Your shots will come out different. #2 - Character I prefer manual focusing and I use focus peaking and magnification to nail focus wide open at f/0.95. The solid metal lens is built well, and not that huge, and my copy is perfect so far. #3 - Build Definitely worth it for me. Enjoying it a lot. If you're addicted to bokeh, pick it up :)
    Date published: 2018-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get it. It's certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed wide open, but stop it down a bit and it becomes extremely sharp (even on my 36mp a7R). Then again, what lens isn't sharp when stopped down these days? You're not looking at an f/0.95 lens because you plan to use it at f/2. No sir. Flaring is not great, it's heavy, a bit soft and vignetting is quite strong. But I still love it and would buy it again in a heartbeat if I had to. If you're looking at this lens because f/0.95 appeals to you, and you can accept that there will be a few compromises at such an aperture for this price point, you won't regret it.
    Date published: 2016-08-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great lens Amazing images! Great for low light and bokeh! It's heavy but I don't mind. I couldn't give it 5 stars because it got loose after a few times using it. When I tried tightening the 3 screws on the outside they were already tight but I still had slop in my lens. But then I removed those three screws and the focus indicator ring and there were three more screw below that. They were all loose. I tightened them up and it did the trick! I'm just glad it is easy to tighten the screws because I don't have to send it in for repair every time it gets loose.
    Date published: 2015-06-23
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