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Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Mark II Lens for Pentax K

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Mitakon Zhongyi
Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Mark II Lens for Pentax K
Key Features
  • Pentax K Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Manual Focus Design
A bright telephoto prime featuring an updated optical design, the Creator 135mm f/2.8 Mark II Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is compatible with Pentax K mount full-frame and APS-C-format DSLRs. One extra-low dispersion element is incorporated within the design, and helps to markedly reduce chromatic aberrations for increased clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy when photographing in strong lighting conditions. The f/2.8 maximum aperture also benefits working in difficult lighting and also affords greater control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques.
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Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Overview

A bright telephoto prime featuring an updated optical design, the Creator 135mm f/2.8 Mark II Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is compatible with Pentax K mount full-frame and APS-C-format DSLRs. One extra-low dispersion element is incorporated within the design, and helps to markedly reduce chromatic aberrations for increased clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy when photographing in strong lighting conditions. The f/2.8 maximum aperture also benefits working in difficult lighting and also affords greater control over depth of field for using selective focus techniques.

The robust metal barrel of the lens is complemented by depth of field and distance scales, which pair with the manual focus design for greater control and use of pre- and zone focusing techniques. Additionally, the physical design also incorporates a retractable lens hood that helps to minimize lens flare and ghosting.

Prime telephoto Pentax K mount lens designed for both APS-C and full-frame sensors. On APS-C-sized sensors, the 35mm-equivalent focal length will be 202.5mm.
One extra-low dispersion element is incorporated within the six elements, six groups design, and helps to reduce chromatic aberrations for sharper, clearer image quality.
Manual focus design is complemented by both depth of field and distance scales for utilizing pre-focusing techniques.
A built-in retractable lens hood helps to shield the front lens element from stray light to prevent lens flare and ghosting.
UPC: 683203854948

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length135mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View15°
Minimum Focus Distance4.92' / 1.5 m
Optical Design6 Elements in 6 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Weight1.54 lb / 700 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.9 x 4.1 x 4"

Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 135mm f/2.8 Reviews

M31

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-19

This isnfrom a bortle 9 area. Iso 800 30 sec f4

Great Value for Astrophotography

By Ronald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-14

Like several other reviewers here, I purchased this lens primarily for astrophotography, and it has worked well for that purpose. Star images are sharp and image quality is good overall. The lens isn't perfect; there's a noticeable amount of chromatic aberration and some distortion towards the edges of the frame (see photo of Orion Nebula). These issues dimish a bit when the lens is stopped down, but doing so gives a pronounced starburst diffraction effect around brighter stars (see photo of Orion's belt stars). There's also some vignetting. The point marked infinity on the focus ring wasn't true inifinity for my Canon EOS Rebel T6i--but infinity was at least within the focus range. However, these are mostly nitpicks; for the price, this was a great value, and I'm very satisfied with the results.

Orion Cropped

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-02

It definitely can be used for Astrophotography. Again please excuse my lack of editing skills.

Orion Complex on a Crop sensor Camera

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-01

I ordered this lens back in January for some Astro shots. First thing I noticed was that it is heavy, metal with what appears to be a good build quality. It is also smaller than the other lenses that I looked at. The first few days the weather was well undesirable so I played around with some stuff in the backyard with it. (Note - The electronics on the camera will report there is no lens attached. That is fine as it is a fully manual lens. You will have to set the aperture using the ring on the lens. It works just fine even though the camera says no lens.) The images were sharp and clear, and on some shots i was able to get a decent bokkah(sp). Clouds moved out and I grabbed my D5200, IOptron sky guider pro and headed out to the back yard. I did a rough polar alignment, zoomed in on a bright star to get a tight focus and let it do its thing. The D5200 is a crop sensor camera so your focal length is roughly 202.5mm (I have not tried it on the D750 yet). I was impressed with what I was able to capture in about 48 minutes even in the horribly light polluted skies of Houston. (Bortle 8-9 skies). Attached is a result from that night Iso 200 147 stacked 25sec exposures at F2.8. I liked this lens so much I ordered the 85mm f2 little brother. Please forgive my lack of post processing skills as I am still learning.

Cheap, but it does what it supposed to

By Frank
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-05

It's not going to brake records, but for the money it works fine . I tried it once or twice so far so I can't really write an a complete evaluation . Be aware it's all metal construction so it's heavy. This is one of those lenses you'd use when your camera is on a tripod. That's my opinion.

High level of service

By Mactar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-23

We bought this bag on the B&H Photo. What surprised us most was the speed of shipment. We received our package 2 days after the estimated date. We are very satisfied with the product and it really meets our expectations.

GREAT with IBIS and a hi-res EVF

By RICHARD
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

There are some key things that other reviewers have NOT mentioned about this manual focus Mitakon Zhongyi 135mm f/2.8 lens that are critical to understanding whether it's worth buying: although it is solidly built and has only one Low-Dispersion glass element-as opposed to the newest f/2.5 version that has two-it is very difficult to focus manually unless you have TWO things; (1) a very high resolution (greater than 2.36mil dots) EVF (electronic viewfinder) and (2) in-body-image-stabilization (IBIS) to have a shake-free environment with which to focus accurately. I have neither. The camera I'm using (the Sigma SD Quattro, same mount as Pentax K) is an outstanding, highly color-accurate image making machine with a sub-standard EVF. When you magnify the view to focus you are actually decreasing detail because you are magnifying pixels. That would be okay IF you had IBIS, which this camera does not. Hence, I find myself taking a long time to focus and it still becomes a hit-or-miss game. I wish that someone had written this BEFORE i made my purchase because I really like the size (small), heft (heavy), lightly detended aperture ring, and solid feel (no plastics) of this Mitakon lens. It is well made although the mounting ring is a bit thin with only three anchor screws. The color rendition is excellent although you do get a bit of "blooming" on the specular highlights from color fringing and softness at f/2.8. Blooming is improved or eliminated by closing half a stop or going to f/4. If your focus is accurate, this lens is adequately sharp. Not the best but sharp enough. AT f/5.6 it is very sharp. Twelve months ago I purchased the Mitakon 85mm f/2 lens for a Nikon z50 which has been great, possessing all of the same excellent features as the 135mm. At $200 the 135mm f/2.8 Mitakon Zhongyi is good deal with shortcomings.

UPDATE!!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

Shot at F2.8 iso3200 30sec. Rough polar alignment best 80 some odd exposures, flats, darks stacked int Sequator. Minimal stretching in gimp.

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