Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Lens Announced

Zhongyi Optics have announced the full-frame Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, an ultra-bright short telephoto lens ideal for portrait photography.

The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 has a circular aperture with 11 diaphragm blades, and incorporates 9 elements in 6 groups, including 2 extra-low-dispersion elements and 4 high-refractive-index elements.

The lens weighs 921 grams, takes 77mm filters, and focuses down to 1m. The Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE mounts (with the Sony A and Pentax K editions coming later this year) with a price tag for $799.

Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens officially announced


The Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 is a ultra-fast portrait lens that delivers unbelievable optical performance. A maximum aperture of f/1.2 makes it extremely convenient for shooting without flash in low light conditions. Designed for the use of full frame cameras, the large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field for fascinating portrait photography. The truly circular aperture creates a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is critical for portraits. The lens incorporates 9 elements in 6 groups with 2 pieces of Extra-low Dispersion elements & 4 pieces of High Refractive Index elements. This helps reducing aberrations and maintain excellent sharpness even at f/1.2. . 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 of metallic enclosure with additional protective processing, which gives extra durability and aesthetic.

Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Lens Specifications

Focal Length 85mm
Max. Aperture 1.2
Min. Aperture 16
Aperture Blades 11
Angle of view 29 degrees
Format Compatibility Full-frame
Elements/Groups 9 elements in 6 groups (2pcs of Extra-low Disperson glasses & 4pcs High refractive index glasses)
Min. Focus Distance 1 m
Filter Thread 77mm
Net Weight 921 g
Mounts Canon EF / Nikon F / Sony FE (Sony A & Pentax K mounts will be available later this year)

via Zhongyi