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Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Sony E (Black)

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Mitakon Zhongyi
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Sony E (Black)
Key Features
  • Sony E Mount/APS-C Format
  • 52.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
Pairing an incredibly fast maximum aperture with a standard focal length, this black Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length. The bright f/0.95 maximum aperture offers increased control over depth of field and focus, as well as benefitting working in low or difficult lighting conditions. Maintaining a high degree of image quality throughout the aperture range, a sophisticated optical design features both low dispersion and high refractive index elements to control chromatic aberrations and reduce color fringing.
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Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II Overview

Pairing an incredibly fast maximum aperture with a standard focal length, this black Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length. The bright f/0.95 maximum aperture offers increased control over depth of field and focus, as well as benefitting working in low or difficult lighting conditions. Maintaining a high degree of image quality throughout the aperture range, a sophisticated optical design features both low dispersion and high refractive index elements to control chromatic aberrations and reduce color fringing.

Balancing the optical components is a robust all-metal lens body that facilitates a smooth manual focus design along with a manual de-clicked aperture ring for smooth, silent exposure adjustment. Depth of field and distance scales are also featured on the lens barrel to aid working with pre-focusing techniques.

A versatile standard prime, this 35mm lens is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras where it provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
An extremely fast f/0.95 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails considerable control over depth of field for selective focus applications.
The 11 elements, eight groups optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element, two extra-high refractive index elements, and three high refractive index elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberrations and fringing, as well as contribute to a high degree of sharpness and resolution.
Manual focus design is complemented by both depth of field and distance scales for utilizing pre-focusing and zone focusing techniques.
De-clicked aperture ring offers silent, smooth adjustment that is well-suited to video applications.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Metal lens barrel offers increased durability, yet remains lightweight at 1 lb.
UPC: 682500390708

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II Specs

Focal Length35mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 52.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/0.95
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View43.5°
Minimum Focus Distance1.15' / 35 cm
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.48 x 2.36" / 63 x 60 mm
Weight1.01 lb / 460 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.64 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 4.5 x 3.6"

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II Reviews

Bokeh master

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

It takes awhile to get the hand of using this lens, as the depth of field is quite shallow at f0.95. But it produces excellent results. I use focus peaking to get the subject into proper focus. The distance scale is harder to use.

Great lens for mirrorless, adds depth to photos.

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

After about a week, I've still got plenty of shooting ahead, but I'm happy with my purchase. It makes me feel more like I'm shooting full frame with my crop-sensor Sony A6500. I read and watched a lot of reviews on the available f.95 lenses and pulled the trigger on this one. These are my thoughts: It does have a tiny bit of chromatic aberration, atleast wide open, but it's not too hard to correct in post. The overall look wide open is fantastic, and I like the look of the flair vs other potential lenses with the red halo type effect. Even stopped down a few stops, it's easy to get a nice separation of subject and background. I wasn't certain about the clickless aperature-ring; it turns smooth with a nice level of resistance. It is not chipped unfortunately, and it would be nice if the fstop was recorded in the Exif data, but it's not a dealbreaker. I haven't had any issue bumping it by accident or have it slide on its own, and I don't feel the need to worry about that with this lens. It is a nicely constructed with plenty of metal, which is great if you value build quality over weight like me. It's larger than a pancake but still good for everyday use, it's not the kit Sony 16-50PLZ, but it's also not a standard telephoto zoom sized lens IMHO. It looks super cool which doesn't hurt. It doesn't come with a lens hood which is a bummer, but it's not super flair prone in my experience. Most importantly, it is also sharp. True it's not easy to nail that razor thin focus, but it is a competent lens, not just a toy. For me it's a game changer. I can shoot in low light without bumping ISO so high and obliterate any horrible distractions in the background as well. Seems like there's great potential for portraits with this lens.

Returned laowa lens

By Julio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

I had read all the reviews and watched all the you tube segments on the F0.95 lenses. I ordered the Laowa and returned it because it was SO BIG. When you use these off brand lenses, youre not looking Noctilux quality. The lens has character which is what I got.

First Hour Impression - Love it!

By ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

I've spent the last hour with this on both my X-Pro2 and X-Pro3. I'm absolutely stoked on the IQ. Much is made of the razor thin depth of field in online reviews, but it's not that bad to work with. Focus peaking makes it a treat, but is definitely easier on the XP3 with the larger EVF display. The rendering is fantastic, as everyone says it is. Images have a pop to them that I really like and the bokeh quality is beautiful. I believe this will be living on one of the two XP bodies permanently. The aperture ring is very easy to move, being non-detented. I've heard folks say they've used a little gaffers tape to permanently put the lens at f0.95. I've found that I'm already developing a habit to slide it into f0.95 while holding the camera (which is easy with the aperture ring on the outside). Like anything, you've gotta develop a relationship with it that works for you. So far, I can see it'll work well for me. On the XP3, you've gotta be aware that it'll rub against the bezel around the lens release button. Apparently not all copies do this, but it's a thing. Clearance on the XP2 is no problem. That minor niggle doesn't really bother me though as I don't think it'll be anything more than a cosmetic issue on the XP3. Folks suggest it might put pressure on the lens mount ring, but I dunno. I bought my XP3 second hand and I'm planning on using the hell out of it, as I have my XP2. Not gonna be bothered by a little scratch.

I love this lens.

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-13

I have had a lot fun with this lens. The quality is great, and the ergonomics are just right.

Mediocre Optics

By Baron
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-11

I don’t think this lens is as much of a bargain as I’d been led to believe by other reviews before trying it. I saw it pretty widely praised for sharpness, bokeh, and so on. But although you can certainly create lovely images with it, it's fun to shoot, and I’m not disparaging its potential as an artistic tool, I find it has a lot of optical flaws that I have to be very careful to avoid. There’s glaringly obvious astigmatism, chromatic aberration, vignetting, field curvature, and distortion just to name a few problems with it. The result is often unnatural colors in out-of-focus areas (green and purple fringing), ugly-shaped specular highlights, and so on. I'll attach a couple of photos illustrating some of those problems; note the green and purple fringing on the book's cover, and the triangular-shaped light points in the holiday lights. You could regard this as lens character, and it's not my place to argue with that, but comparing this lens's price to the price of for example the Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 lens, the quality and performance dollar for dollar isn't even close. For the price, I'd expect the Zhongyi lens to have much better optical performance. In fact, online reviews made me think it WAS a lot better than I think it is. I think you're paying for the novelty of the f/stop with this lens, and I like novelty lenses as much as anyone, but this one's too pricey for that. Just my opinion. I'm just writing this review to provide a different take than the relatively unqualified praise I've seen online for this lens.

Lovely bokeh but sharp!

By Lewes
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

What a fantastic lens! I've heard about their 0.95 series years ago when Zhongyi released the first E-Mount version. I didn't own a camera at that time but I'm so happy that Mitakon Zhongyi made this bokeh beast on Fuji body. The lens is quite heavy, it feels like it's heavier than my 56 1.2. The build quality is pretty good, very smooth aperture ring and focal ring, not too tight but also not loose. Perfect friction. Love it. The silver coating is a bit coarse in my opinion, thus it looks and feels a little bit cheap and plasticky (but it's all metal). The only thing that I don't like is the clickless aperture ring. I know some video makers would love the clickless, but as a photo shooter, I still hope that Mitakon Zhongyi could make a clicky version of this amazing lens.

Both of two worlds

By Mohammad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-26

I have over five Takumar and several M42 lenses, let me tell you that this lens has the touch of the old lenses, it have that unique bokeh that is now goes with sharpness that the old lenses miss,, so you will have the both of two worlds. Great value, definitely worth it.

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