Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Mount

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Mount

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8"
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Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm f/2.0 overview

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The Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 35mm f/2 Lens is a classic wide-angle prime characterized by its bright f/2 maximum aperture, manual focus operation, and all-metal lens barrel construction. Designed for full-frame and APS-C-format Canon EF mount cameras, this lens features a seven elements in five groups construction that helps to minimize distortions and maintain sharpness throughout the aperture range. The f/2 maximum aperture also pairs with the rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce smooth bokeh when using shallow depth of field techniques.

Prime wide-angle lens designed for use with full-frame Canon EF mount DSLRs, this lens can also be used with APS-C-format DSLRs where it will provide a 56mm equivalent focal length.
Manual focus design is complemented by both depth of field and distance scales for utilizing pre-focus and zone focusing techniques.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to produce a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus techniques.
UPC: 687927782310
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Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Mount
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm f/2.0 specs

    Focal Length 35mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on APS-C Format Focal Length: 56 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 63°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 55 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.68 x 2.56" / 68 x 65 mm
    Weight 10.93 oz / 310 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 4.1 x 4.1"

    Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm f/2.0 reviews

    Creator 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Mount is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens, great price! This is a great little lens especially for video work! I've been looking for a 35mm for my canon 60D since I discovered that my nifty fifty is equivalent to an 85mm on the crop frame sensor. This 35 is great! Sharp, fast, low chromatic aberration, close focus, built like a tank, feels great in the hand, and has a 180 degree focus rotation from infinity to macro. The focus is nicely dampened, making it great for video work where you want precise and smooth focus. My only complaint is that the camera reads the aperture as always being at F/2.0 even when changing apertures on the ring (not a deterrent in my mind, as most lenses where the aperture is changed on the lens don't communicate any information to the camera). For the price you can't beat it.
    Date published: 2016-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens Great Price Considering this is a lens you can get under $ you can't go wrong with it. It produces sharp results for photo and video and works very well on the sony A7s. I ordered directly from the manufacturer and got them to declick the aperture ring making it absolutely wonderful to use for video production. Coatings are a little primitive when it comes to ghosting however for the price it performs very well and the all metal construction is nicely built and operates smoothly.
    Date published: 2016-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price and quality of this lens, you can't go wrong. This is a good solid metal construction lens. The optics are amazing for the small price tag. You have nothing to lose if you purchase this lens. Add the speedbooster focal reducer adapter. And you have a lens that can compete with lenses that are 2x your final cost. Also one final note I have already lightly dropped my lens while attached to camera. No problems works fine solid build.
    Date published: 2016-06-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid for the price. Would definitely recommend I haven't owned this lens for long. I have only used it on the APS-C Canon T3i. Soon to try on the full frame A7s ii so I will update this review at that time. Overall it is a fantastic purchase for the price. Pros: Solid Metal Build Smooth Focusing; 180 degree ring movement, which is great for filmmakers Beautiful Bokeh Beautiful Overall Aesthetic (in regard to the image it renders, although the lens itself isn't too bad looking) Cons Chromatic Aberration Edge softness especially when wide open. I have provided some same pictures from my first few days with the lens. All shot on the Canon T3i.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I recently purchased Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 35mm f/2 Lens for my Canon and even though at first I wasn't sure how it's gonna go, since I never heard about this brand and totally didn't know what I'm putting myself into, surprisingly enough, I wasn't disappointed. Lens has nice feel into it, made out of metal, unlike most of modern lenses. There's only manual focus and manual aperture adjustment ring, which is really nice and vintage, yet still very easy and fun to use. I took few test shots and pictures came out nice with good image quality. Definitely looking towards purchasing more lens of this brand. Very surprised and happy to discover such good quality lens for this kind of price.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Price and Image Quality overshadow Issues **Positives** - Sharp - Focus ring - All metal construction - AF confirmation chip - Price **Negatives** - Significant ghosting/flaring issues - Apature ring - weight - chromatic aberrations Build quality overall is nice. The all metal body feels good in-hand. The focus ring turns smoothly and feels better than my Samyang 85mm. A well-focused image is sharp wide open (see architecture photo). The lens is capable of focus on subjects as close as 8 inches and makes for a decent macro-like lens, especially on a crop-sensor body. The amount of aperture blades also makes for nice bokeh. Lastly, this lens also comes with a AF confirmation chip that helps (a little) with focusing. There are two significant issues with my lens. The biggest problem is ghosting. Ghosting can appear readily from diffused window light, washing out photos significantly (see cat photo). Any harst direct light makes it much worse. I am still on the hunt for a lens hood that will alleviate the problem. The second significant problem is a poorly put together aperture ring. Perhaps this is just my lens, but my aperture ring moves too freely and barely clicks at each stop. It doesn't click at all at F2. This makes it very easy to accidentally change F-stops in my experience. Bottom line: Although this lens has some issues, when it works, it works very well. So considering its extremely low price as compared among those things, I can still recommend this lens for anyone looking for a cheap, fully manual 35mm F/2 lens.
    Date published: 2017-03-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid lens but might not work on your camera I bought this lens primarily for video work, and it does really well for that. It's solidly built, very old school, and really unobtrusive. I tried using it with my Canon SL1, and got an error message as if there was no lens connected to the camera. I cleaned the contacts and got the same message. However, it works fine on my SL2 and 40D.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look!! Great lens!! Bought this and the 85 f2. The only issue I found is that on my 5ds, I get the Err 1 message but they work flawlessly on my 1ds MkIII.
    Date published: 2017-02-11
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