Mitakon officially announced their updated Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mark III FE lens ($799 from B&H)
Shenyang China, Apr 17, 2019 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) have released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras.
Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.
The new version III features a new optics design which offers a slightly more compact size and a better flare resistance. A carefully-designed 10 elements in 7 groups optics system with 1pc of HRI (High Refractive Index) & 5pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality.
An eleven-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused out-of-focus rendering (bokeh). The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.
Lens type: Manual lens
Max Format size: Full Frame
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens Mount: Sony FE / Canon RF / Nikon Z
Maximum Aperture: F0.95
Minimum Aperture: F16
Aperture Ring: Yes
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 11
Lens Elements: 10
Angle of View: 45°
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.5m (1.64’)
Weight: 720g (1.58lb)
Dimensions: Ф73.3 x 83.5 mm
Filter Thread: 67mm
2 thoughts on “Mitakon Officially Announces Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mark III FE lens”
I wonder if it will be any sharper? Wide open the Mark II is soft as a baby’s bottom, which may be fine for the trade-off, but a little extra sharpness in the center would be welcome.
I’m hoping that “new optical design” means “new AND IMPROVED optical design”