A specialized optic for truly close-up shooting, this 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless 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.
- Sony E-Mount/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
- Magnification Range: 4.5x to 4x
- Minimum Working Distance: 0.8"
Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Overview
Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Specs
|Lens Format Coverage|
|Minimum Focus Distance|
0.79" / 20 mm
|Macro Reproduction Ratio|
6 Elements in 4 Groups
|Dimensions (ø x L)|
2.44 x 2.36" / 62 x 60 mm
|Length at Maximum Extension|
3.75" / 95.3 mm
8.1 oz / 230 g
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
5.15 x 4.1 x 4.05"
Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Reviews
Super Macro lens
I just purchased and recently used the 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens. this lens because of the limited area photographed and magnification capable. Images I was collected were of parts of firearms, armory stamps and miniature identification markings. LED lights where used on both sides of area addressed and lens was less than 1/2 inch from subject in order to obtain focus with the lens. This lens has proved slow to set up correctly but very rewarding for the results that I have obtained. A specialty lens but once learned how to work it, results in repeatable quality photos of tiny details. Highly recommend use of tripod and macro rail if using this product. Camera is a Canon EOS 6D, tripod with horizonal column was used. First 2 images show detail images using the Super Macro lens, the third is offered to give reference to the amount of increased magnification. All provided images are not modified, this is what I saw in the viewer when the image was captured.
Amazing photos, just be sure and pick up the focusing rail unless you have very steady hands!
Amazing lens for the price. Opens yet another dimension of photography
Get up close and personal
Fun lens; opens a new world for your photos.
Not top of the line but fun.
Great lens for photographers looking for a challenge. Not the highest quality glass but adequate. Great new perspective.
Not particularly great use
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.
Great but Diffiifficult to use
Pros - great build quality - smooth turning aperture and 'focus' ring - Pretty good image quality - insane macro - small - nice feeling metal - many different mounts - very cheap for high magnification - nice 'focus' ring grip Cons - small lens cap which makes the cap extremely easy too loose - three aperture blades (which causes triangular bokeh, which rarely causes ugly bokeh but its still a con) - have to be extremely close for it to focus - you'll need quite a bit of light - at high magnifications you'll see all the dirt on your sensor (not the lenses fault) - purely manual focus (which is a con too me but might not be too others) Notes & details - there is technically not a focus ring its a magnification ring which makes it focus on different places - since the aperture is adjustable on the actual lens the aperture number doesn't show up on image info or on the camera - adjusting the aperture on the lens makes it darker when looking through the viewfinder What camera I used with it - canon eos rebel sl1 Very good delivery time even though I live in Canada
Fantastic for photographing plankton
I have started using this for detail shots on invertebrate and to photograph zooplankton... and it works great! Obviously it doesn't working like your regular macro lens, being 4x-4.5x and it cannot focus on infinity, but used with proper lighting, I get spectacular results!
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