The Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Version II is Now Available

Mitkon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Version II

Zhong Yi Optics has announced their new updated Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Version II for X Mount/E Mount/EOS-M and it is available at Adorama.

Press Release:

Shenyang China, Feb 14, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released an improved version of their first f/0.95 lens, Zhongyi Mitakon Speedster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II. The mark II version features a drastic improvement of sharpness, better control of chromatic aberrations 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 Speedster 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 Extralow dispersion 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 aberrations 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.



Photo Credits
Sample photos credits to Richard Wong, a multi-award winning
wedding/portrait photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Richard’s website is

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Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Version II

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  • Just making me anxious for that rumored XF 33/1.0 to become confirmed and real.

    • I’m curious about that lens too, but it might be very big/expensive. I like lenses with character too, so I might end up with both depending on price.

      • Well, if nothing else, this Mitakon lens gives a sense of how small an autofocus XF 33/1 could potentially be. Another 10-15mm or so diameter for motors, 20mm if they really want to fight mechanical vignette, maybe a little longer to make room for floating element/corrections/whatever is missing from this. Similar weight accomplished by using more plastic…

        As for price, I am willing to pay a significant amount assuming the quality and performance come along. I get a *LOT* of use out of that focal length. I used to be a huge 35mm equivalent fan until I spent a year shooting almost exclusively with Sony’s 55/1.8 FE lens, which, is hard to overly praise so naturally I learned to love the focal length. The 35/1.4 is an okay substitute, and I prefer the Fuji system overall, but, wouldn’t mind having a really stellar, bright normal lens in my kit again.

        • True… I own a lot of lenses between 28-50mm that range in value quite a bit. I have an appreciation for the unique look of glass.