Zhongyi Optics today officially announced the new Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The US price is $399, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H and Amazon. Equivalent to a 35mm wide field of view, this lens is definitely a bokeh dreamer for photographers to create images with ultra shallow depth of field (DOF) on M43 sensors. And this Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 Lens is expected to be an ideal lens for capturing indoors, weddings, events street photography, and even for environmental portraits.
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 Lens Overview:
Offering a standard 35mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 17mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. Similar to their 25mm f/0.95, it also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects with its 30cm closest focusing distance. Thanks to the 8-bladed round aperture, the bokeh is butterly smooth and diffused.
The stepless aperture ring makes it a very interesting option for videography purposes. It can be used on Pocket 4k, GH5 and Z-Cam E2 for shooting some cinematic footage with great shallow depth of field. A 58mm filter thread is designed to fit with any screw-in filters.
The new 17mm f/0.95 lens features a 12 elements in 9 groups optics system successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality even at wide-open.
Read more at Zhongyi Optics official site.