Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Six High-Refractive Index Elements
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Click-Less, Silent Manual Aperture Ring
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
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Color: Black

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black) Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Silver)
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Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f/0.95 overview

  • 1Description

A truly fast and compact prime, the black Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is compatible with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, where it presents a 50mm equivalent focal length. The bright f/0.95 maximum aperture is well-suited to low-light shooting and also offers extensive control over your focus position for shallow depth of field applications. One extra-low dispersion element is incorporated within the lens construction, as well as four extra-high refractive index elements and two high refractive index elements, to limit chromatic aberrations and distortions for a high degree of clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. Additionally, optimized lens coatings have been applied to limit lens flare and ghosting.

The physical construction of the lens revolves around its manual focus design, which is complemented by printed depth of field and distance scales for zone focusing techniques. The manual aperture ring also features a click-less design for silent, smooth operation that is beneficial to video recording applications. Additionally, an eleven blade near-circular diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus techniques.

This lens is compatible with most Micro Four Thirds cameras, however is unfit for use with select cameras featuring a ladder-structured light baffle surrounding the image sensor, including the Olympus E-PL6, E-PL5, E-PM2, E-PM1, and E-M5.
Normal-length prime 25mm f/0.95 lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras where it provides a 50mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/0.95 maximum aperture is well-suited to low-light shooting applications and also affords extensive control over depth of field.
One extra-low dispersion element, four extra-high refractive index elements, and two high refractive index elements all work to suppress chromatic aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness and even illumination throughout the aperture range.
Optimized lens coatings have been applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality.
Manual focus design is complemented by printed depth of field and distance scales.
Manual click-less aperture ring is smooth and silent during use, making it well-suited to video applications.
An 11-blade near-circular diaphragm contributes a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 683203914710
In the Box
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f/0.95 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 25mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 50 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/0.95
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 11, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 43 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.36 x 1.77" (60 x 45 mm)
    Weight 8.11 oz (230 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 4.3 x 3.2"

    Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f/0.95 reviews

    Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Franchise Lens This was the second lens that I purchased for my Panasonic G7 after the Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f1.7. I needed a standard prime that could work well in low light and I wanted the Voigtlander 17.5mm 0.95 but could not afford the $1k tag. The Mitakon is solid, well built, great in low light and it has become my Franchise Lens that never comes off. I find it hard to return to my other Panazonic lenses that I currently have, none of which has an aperture ring, and focus by wire, which the Mitakon does not do. On the surface, all manual controls may seem antiquated, but its a faster control system for me, and when paired with focus peaking and a variable ND filter...HEAVEN!!!
    Date published: 2016-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Terrific, Solid Lens! My first SLR was a Canon T50, so I'm not exactly accustomed to manual focusing. However, this little lens has changed the way I take photos. I'm certainly paying much more attention to DOF and composition than I ever would with a typical AF lens. The only challenge (with M43, anyway!) is determining when the image is in best focus. The lens build quality is superb; it's solid as a rock. Optically, the speed of the glass speaks for itself. Another reviewer described it as a 'jellybean,' and that's not far off; it's tiny, unobtrusive and really gives you control of the photographic process ... even if the camera is set to full auto.
    Date published: 2017-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fast Prime for M43 cameras I use this lens on my Pen F exclusively and love the sharpness and image quality. The price is nothing for what you get, especially if you compare it to the Voigtlander version. The one thing to note is that wide open, the depth of field is extremely narrow so focusing technique is important. Its either sharp or its not. I use focus peaking along with magnification on my Olympus and nail the focus every time. Small and light for what it offers. Great portability and very discrete. Highly worth checking out.
    Date published: 2016-10-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Art Lens, certainly not a technical one You buy this lens for an art effect, not as a replacement for Olympus or Panasonic prime lenses. The effect is very shallow depth of field and soft at the edges. Seems very well built. Very heavy, particularly for its size. Fair amount of barrel distortion, particularly for a normal lens. Manual focus, not electronic data transferred between lens and camera body. I'm pleased with it's quality vs price ratio. Wish it came with a lens hood rather then the fancy box.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best 25mm for M43 i owned the the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 and the Panasonic f/1.4 but i was never happy with the results. i hesitated a long time before deciding to try this Speedmaster. I don't regret it. it produce a more organic and analog look to the image. manual focus is easy, colors and contrasts are impressive. i never tried the Voigtlander nor the Olympus f/1.2 but i don't need to, this lens is what i needed. bonus : the Olympus metal lens cap fits perfectly on it.
    Date published: 2017-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens Size/build quality: Good. Focus ring is smooth and the lens is SMALL, especially compared to the Voigtlander. I don't think this lens is really f/0.95 though it's a bit darker than the Voigt wide open. When opening up the aperture, you can see the blades reach their maximum opening before the aperture ring hits the 0.95 marker. Essentially, it does not get any brighter between around f/1.1 and f0.95. It's probably marketing/cheating on the part of Mitakon and, without getting scientific, I'd say this lens is really somewhere along the lines of a f/1.1 or so. I was originally going to return it for this reason but it grew on me and I'm not willing to spend 3x the cash on the Voigt. If you want true 0.95 and can justify the cost, get the Voigt. Image quality: Very good. I could never understand why people buy fast lenses and then post stuff like it's great when stopped down but not great wide open etc.the point of a fast lens is to shoot it wide open. I pretty much have this thing set wide open the entire time and it works well. Focus is hard wide open (as expected at this aperture) and you have several scenarios where the nose is in focus but the eyes aren't, for example but once you hit focus, the results are pleasing. I'd say this is a must-have lens for video, and anyone looking at the Voigt but struggling with justifying the cost should try this lens. Also, being a manual lens, be sure to set the Olympus In Body Stabilization manually in the menus for best stabilization (I set it to 35mm). The wide aperture + IBIS really take this to the next level in low light. I'm attaching some photos. All of them are wide open, straight off camera, with no post processing. I used some built in camera profiles (B+W, Neutral, Vivid, etc).
    Date published: 2016-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is there a funner lens on the GH5? No. Is this the sharpest of lenses? No. But good god is it fun to use. There's something just magical about the bokeh when using this on a GH5 and while this wouldn't be desert island lens (as I prefer something a bit wider than a 50mm equivalent for most things) it's easily my most favorite lens to play with on that camera. At the price, I don't think you can find something more inspiring to shoot with.
    Date published: 2017-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The footage off this lens is incredible How I use the lens: I am an Independent filmmaker shooting on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I use this lens exclusively for filmmaking. The Good: -The image is fantastic. The 25mm gives gorgeous telephoto results when combined with the smaller sensor on the BMPCC. The speed of this lens opens a lot of creative doors when lighting a scene (particularly at night) -The aperture ring is very convenient, and is stepless, which allows shooting in high contrast scenes with a smooth ramp. -It's a solid little guy and feels well-built. -It's very cheap. The Bad: -It's quite small. Several times I accidentally turned the aperture ring instead of the focus ring during a shot because they're so close together. This problem goes away when you're using a follow focus, however. -It doesn't come with a lens hood, so if you're not shooting with a matte box, lens flares become a common issue. -It's not really f/0.95. The image stops being affected after f/1.1. Granted, that's still very fast (especially for the price), but it is not technically as advertised. -you can only adjust the aperture manually on the lens. This may be the norm for lenses with aperture rings, I'm not sure. The camera also will not show the aperture value that the lens is set at. I still give this lens 5 stars because for my usage, the pros outweigh the cons by a long shot. The fact that it's roughly 1/3 of the price of a Voigtlander and gives similar results (with some ergonomic issues) is a huge selling point for me.
    Date published: 2016-11-01
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