Mitakon 135mm f/1.4 lens to be announced soon

Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens 4 Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens
Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens 2 Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens 3
Mitakon will soon announce a new 135mm f/1.4 lens that will be available for Sony FE, Canon (pictures above) and most likely Nikon mounts. Stay tuned for additional details.

Update: the this lens will weight around 3kg (6.6lbs):

Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens weight
Here are few sample photos taken with a prototype (larger versions available on flickr):

Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens sample photo Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens sample photo 5 Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens sample photo 2 Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens sample photo 3 Mitakon 135mm f:1.4 lens sample photo 4
Here is the current lineup of Mitakon Speedmaster lenses:

Via XjrumoWeibo

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  • Jeffry De Meyer

    I hope it is good and not just fast

  • Jonathan P Soffa

    I need it

  • Adam Sanford

    That’s a FF mount pictured for Canon. I thought these Mitakon dudes only made glass for smaller sensors for the smaller flange distance to put in integral speed boosters. Interesting.

  • Camaman

    It looms expensive. As in big!
    This + booster will finaly geve tat bokeh that I neeed for my m43 /irony/
    But a 95mm f1.0 with 190mm reach crop does sound i interesting! 🙂

    • DrunkenRant

      Not at $3k it doesn’t.

  • Mistral75

    To see bigger versions of the pictures:

  • Gabriel

    Interesting to compare it with the amazing Canikon beating Samyang 135mm F2. Cant wait!

    • Dima135

      on Canon you can work. On this thing you can only enjoy bokeh – that has nothing attitude to the photography

      • Zos Xavius

        right, because you couldn’t do actual work with this lens? troll much? some people enjoy manual focus lenses with manual settings. i think enjoyment has everything to do with attitude to the photography.

      • Gabriel

        First of all..learn some grammar because unless you are Tarzan, I cannot understand what you are trying to say.

        Second, since you are trolling and have no idea what you are talking about…I guess it is good thing that your grammar is messed up since who cares what you have to say anyway. lol

        • Jonathan P Soffa

          wow… perhaps you should take into consideration that English may not be his first language.

          • Gabriel

            Don’t care..he is trolling or is just that dumb when it comes to photography or you did not read the message?

          • The Logical Prepper

            Your grammar sucks too. “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

            So what you are saying is that if he were Tarzan you could understand him, but he isn’t so you can’t.


        • Dima135

          I would look at your grammar in my own language. I’m not a troll. I would like to say that even with autofocus 135mm f/2 lenses work hard when we shoot moving subjects. And even static – f/2 has a very small depth of field 135 1.4 and manual – hmmm. .I dont know. I dont understand where this lens can be really helpful.

          • Piooof

            Very right. Have been using a manual 85 f/1.4 on APSC (equiv. 130 mm), and it’s really hit and miss. It’s great when you’re lucky, but honestly I got too many out of focus pictures. And it’s just equivalent f/2 on full frame, as far as DOF is concerned! If I were a pro, I wouldn’t consider a manual 135 f/1.4. And for an amateur, a 3k$ price tag is ridiculous.

      • Yawn

        Our friend is obviously not into photography 🙂

  • Chris Knight

    Hmm, have been using my Zeiss 135/1.8 with my a7R (MF only) and this would be a nice lens to compare to that monster.

  • Licheus

    A smart decision as there is virtually no competition…historically there were a bunch of 135/1.4 and 1.5 lenses available for the T mount. All huge and not very good wide open.

    At least this one will come with modern coating if not some exotic elements.

  • Yu

    Love the way Mitakon guys create the sample photos with their new lenses 😀

    • Paul

      yep. lol. here is a car in our parking lot. *doesn’t bother to do more than lean out the window of their office.*

  • SH*T666

    A true high quality fast portrait lens on a budget?

  • Zos Xavius

    I don’t think these lenses have aperture contacts on any system so why not just release them in m42 so they can be adapted to nearly anything?

    • Licheus

      You have auto diagram with native mounts.

      • Zos Xavius

        Doesn’t their 85/1.2 just have a stepless aperture? On canon you have to manually open and close it. It might possibly have an aperture lever on nikon and pentax, but that seems like a lot of hardware to add for two mounts. From what I can tell the e-mount version just has an adapter built into the lens. I don’t think it has auto diaphragm there either. I’m sure it might vary from lens to lens. I know they have a f.95 50mm on e-mount that probably has auto diaphragm.

  • Spy Black

    I wonder if they’ll be a rep with a sample at Photo Plus Expo. I’d certainly check it out.

  • Ahmed Negm

    Is it going to have AF for Nikon ?

  • Will

    this makes me happy and sad at the same time

    happy that a 135mm f1.4 is finally available *drools*

    unhappy that 200mm F2.0 ‘effects’ will no longer be as exclusive given most people will be able to afford this now!

    • SH*T666

      Haha! Don´t be jealous and improve your your skills instead…

      • Will

        ummmm what? jealous of what…?

        Jealous of Mitakon making shitloads of money? what?

        I’m honestly confused.

    • Craig John

      Most people will be able to afford this?!? At $3,000?

      …Me thinks not.

    • DrZak

      well, you can buy a 2nd hand 200 f2 for 2500e+ so, that’s still going to be cheaper, AF and just as large

  • johnny

    I wish its price is under 2k. It will be a poor man’s 200/f2 lens.

    • DrunkenRant

      The quote for this lens is $3k. So I wouldn’t call it a poor man’s lens at all. Buy 6 Samyangs instead.

      • johnny

        If it were 3k, I think I will pass. I am not gonna to spend 3k on a no brand chinese lens.

  • Neopulse

    Any mention of price?

  • TinusVerdino

    So this lens is supposed to have an aperture of 96.42mm? Where does the term overkill come into the equation.

  • TwoStrayCats

    That bottom photo looks a lot like a very unhappy Party official.

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