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Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for Nikon F

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Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • Nikon F Mount/FX-Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Magnification Range: 4.5x to 4x
  • Minimum Working Distance: 0.8"
A specialized optic for truly close-up shooting, this 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is designed for Nikon F-mount DSLR cameras. Offering a magnification range of 4.5x to 4x, and a minimum working distance of 0.8", this lens is solely designed for producing greater-than-life-size images of small objects without the need of extension tubes or other accessories. Its compact form-factor makes it ideal for placing into tight or awkward shooting angles and a metal lens barrel offers durability and rigidity.
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Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Overview

A specialized optic for truly close-up shooting, this 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is designed for Nikon F-mount DSLR cameras. Offering a magnification range of 4.5x to 4x, and a minimum working distance of 0.8", this lens is solely designed for producing greater-than-life-size images of small objects without the need of extension tubes or other accessories. Its compact form-factor makes it ideal for placing into tight or awkward shooting angles and a metal lens barrel offers durability and rigidity.

Designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, this lens can also be used with DX-format models, and will provide a 30mm equivalent focal length.
Specialized super macro lens is designed for working with close-up subjects and provides a maximum magnification of 4.5x and a minimum magnification of 4.0x.
Minimum working distance (distance from front of lens to subject) is 0.8"; the lens does not offer infinity focus.
Manual focus control for fine-tuning focus position and a manually adjustable aperture ranges from f/2 to f/16 for adjusting exposure and depth of field.
Six elements in four groups optical design provides consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Wide-angle focal length pairs with the high magnification range for producing dynamic compositions.
Metal lens barrel is both rigid and durable.
UPC: 703856889002

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Specs

Focal Length20mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance0.79" / 20 mm
Maximum Magnification4.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio4.5:1
Optical Design6 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades3
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)2.44 x 2.36" / 62 x 60 mm
Weight8.1 oz / 230 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.605 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.55 x 4.15 x 4"

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Reviews

Not particularly great use

By M'Ceek
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-05

The magnification ring is too loose compared to many other lenses. I was hoping that it might be able to turn with more resistance. A constant magnification without the zoom ring may be better, particularly when shooting down from vertical, as there is a chance of bumping it. From what I've found, the lens is sharp at F/5.6 but not so much at F/8 and towards F/2. The F/2 aperture is much for this type of lens also because of the extremely shallow depth of field. The engineering of the lens could've been thought out more. Three to four stars.

A Very Challenging Lens

By Alan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-09

This super macro lens is the most challenging I've ever come across. It does one thing and one thing only: it makes 4x or 4.5x macro images. The depth of field is paper thin even at smaller apertures and really requires some knowledge of focus stack and a focus stacking rail to produce decent photos. The uploaded images show the potential and the limits of the DOF issue. This lens is not for everyone, but if one is up for a challenge with some time to work with this lens, I would recommend it.

Good choice

By Sylvie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

Google translate: Beautiful details are offered to us!

small, light, and precise

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

I've had the lens for a couple of weeks. It's what I expected with respect to ease of use and quality of images. My winter goal is to get proficient in photo stacking. This seems to be the lens to do it, with respect to, quality/cost ratio.

Limited use but amazing at what it does.

By Robbie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I haven't had the lens long enough to have pushed it through it's full capability but so far I'm very impressed. I do a lot of insect photography in studio and for small specimens this lens is great! Extremely sharp results for photo stacking. No bellows needed. I have been using this mounted directly to the camera. Working distance is tight but workable. Lens produces sharp, contrasty images at f8 that I am able to stack seamlessly. I have the lens and camera mounted on a Nisi Focus Rail so everything I'm doing is by hand. That means any part of an image where I've missed focus is down to me. On a motorized rail I'm certain it would produce flawless images for stacking. Image I've uploaded here is 12 images stacked in PS and no additional editing. Not suitable as your only macro lens but a welcome addition for those doing extreme macro. Recommended!

High magnification, shallow depth of field.

By Jonathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-30

Excellent lens if you need a high magnification macro. Depth of field is very shallow, and you need to get very close to your subject and hold your camera steady.

A little effort goes a long way

By Melinda
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

Interesting lens for macro photography of flowers. It took a bit to get used to it but it stirred my creative juices.

Excellent for extremely detailed botanical photography

By Clifton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-18

I use this lens for for images of plant parts 5mm in size, such as small flowers, grass/sedge scales, and tree buds. I do all photography handheld and am unsure why some online reviews of this lens indicate that handheld use isn't possible. I use generally f/8-f/16 apertures, fast shutter speed (1/160-1/200), and extremely high ISO (up to 6400 in dark situations, significantly less in full sun), and the camera's native flash and get images that, while not always exceptionally beautiful, contain useful details that are difficult to capture with other lenses. Botanical photography benefits from the extremely close focal distance of this lens - in all of these photos my hand is resting on the lens while holding the subject out of frame, so I'm generally able to get very stable shots that may be impossible with longer focus distances. Photography of mobile subjects is basically impossible, although I've got lucky a few times with slow-moving fellows.

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