Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 (II)

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    Shenyang China, Feb 14, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released an improved version of their first f/0.95 lens, Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II. The mark II verison features a drastic improvement of sharpness, better control of chromatic abberations and much compact size. The new version comes with a Fuji X / Sony E / EOS-M mount and is able to cover the image circle of APS-C sized sensors.

    Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is a ultra-fast prime lens which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of around 53mm in APS-C cameras. A maximum aperture of f/0.95 makes it extremely convenient to shoot at a low light conditions without flash. The new optical design incorporates a 11 elements in 8 groups structure, including 1pc of Extra-low disperson elements, 2 pcs of Extra-high Refractive Index elements and 3pcs of High Refractive Index elements. This structure effectively improved the image resolution by 30% compared to the previous version from corners to corners. This also controls the chromatic abberations very well and deliver excellent image sharpness even at f/0.95.

    The new Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 is light and compact. The total weight is reduced from 680g to 460g, making it an ideal companion for the compact mirrorless cameras. Manual focus design and a click-less, silent aperture ring promote smooth handling and are especially well-suited to video applications. The lens is built in metallic enclosure with additional protective process and finest finishing, which gives extra durability and aesthetic.

    Full size sample photos can be download from below link.


    Comparison  (Mark 1 vs Mark 2) – Click to enlarge

    Left: 35/0.95 (Mark 1)  ,  Right: 35/0.95 (Mark 2)   ,  shot at f/0.95

    Zhongyi 35mm f:0.95 Mark 1Zhongyi 35mm f:0.95 Mark 2

    Left: 35/0.95 (Mark 1)  ,  Right: 35/0.95 (Mark 2),  shot at f/0.95

    Photo B - 35/0.95 Mark 1 Photo B - 35/0.95 Mark 2

    Left: 35/0.95 (Mark 1)  ,  Right: 35/0.95 (Mark 2)  ,  shot at f/0.95

    Photo C - 35/0.95 Mark 1Photo C - 35/0.95 Mark 2

  • Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 (II)
    Lens type Manual lens
    Max Format size APS-C
    Focal length 35mm
    Lens mount Sony E / Fuji X / EOS-M
    Maximum aperture F0.95
    Minimum aperture F16
    Aperture ring Yes
    Number of diaphragm blades 9
    Elements 11
    Groups 8
    Minimum focus 0.35m
    Distance scale Yes
    Angle of View 43.5 degrees (APS-C)
    Weight 460g
    Diameter 63 mm
    Length 60 mm
    Colour Black
    Zoom method Rotary
    Filter thread 55 mm