ZY Optics announces Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M with improved optics. Unlike the Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount versions of the lens, the Leica M mount version is constructed of 11 elements in 8 groups, including multiple extra-low dispersion elements. Additionally, the Leica version of the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 lens features a rangefinder coupling system for focus assistance.
The ZY Optics Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount lens weighs 1.38 lb. (675g). The lens is 3.46″ (88mm) long and has a maximum diameter of 2.95″ (75mm). The lens has a 75mm filter thread. Other features include a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F0.95 through F16 and a 100cm (3.25ft) minimum focusing distance.
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens price in the US is $799. The lens is available in black and silver.
The manual focus lens can be converted into an AF lens when used on Nikon Z and Sony E camera users. With third-party adapters, M-mount manual lenses, including this new ZY Optics one, can be turned into AF lenses. ZY Optics specifically mentions the Megadap MTZ11 and Techart TZM-01/LM-EA7 adapters. With these adapters, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 M mount lens can be used with AF-S, AF-C, AF-F, Face/Eye-detect AF, and IBIS systems.
You can see the lens and adapters in action in the video below.
Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens features
- Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
- Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- One Ultra High Refraction Element
- Stepless, Silent Aperture Control
- Manual Focus Design
- Support Rangefinder Coupling
- 9 rounded blade Aperture
- Compatible with third-party AF adapters
|Camera Mount Type||Leica M|
|Format Compatibility||Full Frame sensors|
|Angle of View||46.7°|
|Lens Structure||11 elements in 8 groups|
|Min. Focusing Distance||100cm|
|Colours Available||Black / silver|
|Filter Thread||Front: 67mm|
|Dimensions||Approx. Ф 75 x 88mm (Ф 2.95 x 3.46”)|
|Weight||675g / 1.49lbs|