Mitakon (Zhongyi) 25mm f/0.95 Lens Announced for MFT Cameras: $399

Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has announced the world’s lightest f/0.95 lens, Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This new member in the Mitakon Speedmaster family is a ultra-fast prime lens which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 50mm in the Micro Four Thirds system. A maximum aperture of f/0.95 makes it extremely convenient to shoot at a low light conditions without flash and . Most importnatly, this lens weigh merely 0.51 pounds and 2.5 inches long. The compact size and fast aperture make it an ideal companion of your camera for everyday shooting in a wide variety of conditions.

Despite the extreme light weight, the lens incorporates a 11 elements in 9 groups optical design, including 1pc of Extra-low disperson elements, 4 pcs of Extra-high Refractive Index elements and 2pcs of High Refractive index elements.

Like other Mitakon lenses, the 25mm F0.95 is manual focus only and features an aperture ring that has click-less stops for video users. 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.

This new Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 lens will be compatible with Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras, but, as a warning this new Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f/0.95 Lens doesn’t work with the Olympus E-PL6, E-PL5, E-PM2 and OMD-EM5 Mark 1. The EM5 (II) is fine to use.

This new Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f/0.95 Lens will be released in late October with a price tag of $399, $400 less than its competitor Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens. For more information visit the ZY Optics website.

And, Mitakon released the new 35mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital cameras, designed for low-light performance and refined depth of field control. The Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm f/0.95 Lens is currently in stock at AmazonB&H for $680.

Mitakon Zhongyi 25mm f/0.95 Lens Specifications

Lens typeManual lens
Max Format sizeM43
Focal length25mm
Lens mountM43
Maximum apertureF0.95
Minimum apertureF16.0
Aperture ringYes
Diaphragm blades11
Elements11
Groups9
Minimum focus0.25 m
Distance scaleYes
Weight230g
Diameter60mm
Length55mm
Filter thread43 mm

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