New Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens from MXcamera

MXCamera announced a new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens. Here are the detailed specifications:

  • Len type: Prime Lens
  • Lens mount: Sony FE
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Optics: 10 Elements (7 groups)
  • Image cover: 35mm full frame
  • Max. Aperture: f/0.95
  • Min. Aperture: f/16
  • Filter size: 58mm
  • Lens size: 87mm (L) x 68.5mm (diameter)
  • Weight: 720g
  • Shipping will start in May
  • Check eBay for availability and pricing (their online store can be found here)
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  • EcoR1

    Sony A7s and this lens is going to be a killer combination in low light situations…

    • Eric Calabros

      Except for shooting anything that moves, which will be torture to keep it in focus

      • pooh

        I wonder how well the 1DX would nail the focus with the 50/1.0L wide open in AI servo mode.

        Large aperture simply is impractical for and thus irrelevant to “anything that moves”.

      • EcoR1

        It might be difficult, but if you need +100000 ISOs, 0.95aperture and camera that gives you focus peaking, there are absolutely no other alternatives to do that. None. Nil.

        • Eric Calabros

          Its about distance between one eyelash and another eaylash

          • EcoR1

            No, it depends on the distance to your subject. With 50mm lens, f0.95, FF-sensor and with half a meter distance you have 0.51cm sharp focus area. But do you know what happens if you increase the distance to 10 meters? Well, at 10 meters you’ll have over 2 meters focusing area. Not that difficult to focus any more…

          • madmax

            You are right. Depth of field depends on focal lenght, aperture, distance to subject and sensor (or film) size.

          • Eric Calabros

            “anything that moves” may moves toward you

          • El Aura

            There are good reasons to prefer smaller cameras, a larger DOF, however, is not one of them because you can always stop down the lenses on larger sensors.

    • PetterSalvesen

      Hate to break it to you, but this doesn’t cover full frame. And it’s not 50mm. 35mm lens that covers APS-C.

  • TinusVerdino

    Preset aperture? How 1950 can you get?

    • Kynikos

      If the IQ is good, who gives a rat’s?

    • markz

      infinate adjustability is really only of interest to videographers the rest of us can live with out that just fine… I think the only lens I have that isn’t preset/click indent is my old Leica Summar which, by some strange coincidence, is made in 1950

  • Guest

    Sooo… price?

    • AMJ

      It’ll be under 1000$ , around 800$.

  • This is another (older) model.

  • Bumfumbleguts

    When the Hyperprime 0.95 was properly tested it came in at actually around 1.2 or something I believe. Who knows what this hunk of junk will be like.

    • kassim

      1.2 is still very fast for an under 1k lens.

      • Remedy

        But it’s NOT 0.95 as advertised and sold, so it’s a fking scam. If it’s 1.2 mark it as 1.2. Period.

        • DrZak

          Actually, according to stevehuff this is !! T 0.95 which actually means it is, that this is more like F0,92

  • E-Nonymouse A

    Hey PR, any specificity on whether this is full frame or not? If not full frame then this is just silly to introduce a lense that fast that would only fit crop sensors.

    • As far as I know it is full frame, but I have not seen the lens in person.

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