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Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Canon EF-M (Black)

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Mitakon Zhongyi
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Canon EF-M (Black)
Key Features
  • Canon EF-M Mount/APS-C Format
  • 56mm (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 Canon EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 56mm 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 Canon EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 56mm 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 Canon EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras where it provides a 56mm 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: 682500390722

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II Specs

Focal Length35mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 56mm)
Maximum Aperturef/0.95
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF-M
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 Weight1.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.6 x 3.55"

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II Reviews

Solid build

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-07

I really like the feel of this lens. The focus ring is perfect and the clickless iris is nice. I have it usually set on 0.95-1.2 (that is the point of this lens) and I have managed to get really nice and dreamy portraits of my two daughters. It is difficault to get the right focus but when you do it amazing. I use it on my small M6 and that combo works really well. What I usually do is set the focus close and then move the camera to get the subject in focus. I am thinking of also buying the 50mm version for my FF canon.

Cosmetic Issues with every lens!

By Nathan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-25

I have had to exchange this lens three times and BH Photo has been gracious every time but it's getting old trying to find a copy that doesn't feel or look used. What's up with Zhongyi's quality control! Can't recommend the craftsmanship with the blemishes that plague these lenses from gouged and scratched metal to cleaning marks on the glass and Zhongyi Optics doesn't like to respond through any of their official social media channels. The company seems completely to neglect their Instagram and Facebook channels which makes customer service look absent. I'm probably going to keep the fourth copy and settle with it's blemishes but I ever had this issue with other manufacturers. The gear looked good out of the box with no surface issues. Not happy with Zhongyi.

Great Lens!!

By Ian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-24

Gives me that full frame feeling when I shoot with the crop cameras! I've been trying to stop carry around my 6D esp on vacations, not because of the camera size or weight, but all the glass, once you've put the 70-200/24-105 and a few primes in your bag it gets a little crazy and not ideal on a long hike so I've been trying out my m-Camera, which is fine, but there's no EF-M lens that would compare to my 50mm 1.4... this does that! It's easy to use with focus peaking looks great, and NOW I have a way smaller kit option that is 1/4 the weight and roughly 3/4 as good as my full frame kit with this and a few of the EF-M lenses... which is a trade off I can live with esp. when hiking up a mountain.

Small lens with superb bokeh

By Zi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-04

The images are sharp even at f/0.95; although manual focus is troublesome, the beautiful bokeh and the smooth focusing ring make up for it.

A one-trick pony?

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-02

OK, let's be frank, we didn't buy the utterly amazing EOS M5 for the EF-M lenses. I was a first-day adopter of the M5 with SN# 63. This is the most fun one can have with a camera, in my opinion. I have been using Leica 35 & 50mm M lenses on it since December 2016, via the Fotodiox lens adapters, getting stunning results, making the M5 a smaller, lighter 24 mpxl Leica. I learned that the 35mm became my go-to lens on the M5, but the contrast and zip wasn't quite there. After some encouraging reviews, I decided to give the Speedmaster a try. (Does it make the M5 equal to a Noctilux equipped M10?) I was prepared for the worst, but that was unfounded. I'd already been manual focusing with the Leica lenses and really, I could care less if the EXIF data wasn't there. I Only shoot manual exposures @ ISO 100, and I'm quite capable of recalling my f #. The Speedmaster turns the M5 into an imaging monster. At my day job, I'm a studio photographer, working with EOS 5DsR and 1Dx's and a dozen L lenses. I print with 2 44 Canon iPF 8400's. After 40+ years of shooting, I know a decent image when I see it. This Speedmaster tickles the M5 image sensor with detail the Leica M's could not have hoped for. This is NOT a one trick pony .095 lens. It's the ONLY lens I need. Wide open, you bet, it's the dreamy, creamy wonder-lens....but stopped down to f 2 and it becomes the color and detail funnel. As other reviewers state, if you are not used to manual lenses for focus and aperture, skip this lens. It weighs more than any EOS-M lens and it will force you to THINK...which means you are merely a camera owner, not a photographer. This is not an action lens, this is a fantastic paint brush for those who know how to write with light. It's a niche product...as a Leica is. Do not buy it for it's amazing speed, but for what this brush can do for your paintings. Do not consider this lens...leave it for just a few owners, to have all the fun and let them squeal at their screens in delight.

Love it!

By Jitka
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-15

The lens works perfectly on my Canons M3 and M5 and it delivers pictures that I am very happy about. It feels solid and a heavy in comparison to for instance the native canon ef-m lenses. The built quality is very nice. The aperture ring is without distinct stops, which I personally do not mind at all. The focusing ring turns smoothly, not too easy and not too hard, exactly as one would expect from a good quality lens. I also bought a metallic lens hood to both protect the lens and avoid flare, which I also recommend. The picture quality is excellent. With the lens widely open, the picture is a bit soft, which is to be expected. In lower-light situation this natural softness of the widest aperture is compensated by the fact that the extreme brightness of the lens allows for shorter exposure times and lower iso, which improves the picture quality. A good level of detail is maintained and all apertures. The shallow depth of field at the maximum aperture ensures that the subject in focus is nicely isolated and it appears very sharp in contrast with the background. It is however important to use the camera's built-in features such as magnification and focus peaking to make sure that the plane of focus is really when one wants to have it. With the really shallow depth of field this lens offers (especially on close distances), it is very easy to miss the intended focus point. Oh yes, the closest focus distance is only 35 cm, which is lovely too. The enclosed picture was taken with Canon M5. Because the lens is fully mechanical, you need to go into the menu of the camera and allow the camera to shoot without lens attached. The same thing you need to do if you shoot any other mechanical lens, for instance old lenses from analog cameras via adapters. No big deal, youtube surely offers video or two on how to do it.

Just perfect

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-25

Paired with the Canon M6, this is a perfect travel lens. I was able to get great shots of the Sydney NYE fireworks with this lens, handheld. Everyone around me has big dSLRs and bigger tripods. I was able to take photos as easily as the smartphone people, but my image quality was much, much higher. I even managed to get an acceptable photo of Orion and the Orion Nebula with the help of an undersized Gorillapod.

Not for everyone, but a great lens for some applications.

By Maciej J.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-25

I purchased the Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 based on some of the reviews and because I wanted a lens with very shallow depth of focus so I could blur the background effectively. I found this lens to be tack sharp where in focus even at f/0.95. and the backgrounds are nicely blurred as well. The lens construction is all metal - solid and, not surprisingly, quite heavy for its size. This is a specialty all manual lens. I find it great for portraits and images where shallow depth of focus is desired. I am using this lens on my Canon M5 camera. The Canon M5 must be set to enable "shoot without lens" to use this lens. Not for everyone, probably not for everyday, but a great lens to have in your bag of tricks none the less.

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