Zhong Yi Optics has released the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 Leica M mount lens, which has an improved optical design specifically for Leica cameras.
Unlike Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount versions, which consist of 10 elements in 7 groups, the Leica M mount model consists of 11 elements in 8 groups, including several extra-low dispersion elements. Also, the Leica version is equipped with a rangefinder communication system to assist with focusing.
Other features include a 9-blade aperture with an adjustment range of F0.95 to F16 and the closest focusing distance of 100 cm. The prime lens has a diameter of 75 mm, a length of 88 mm, and a weight of 675 g.
The lens supports rangefinder coupling and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.3′ away. Normal-length prime is well-suited to everyday shooting with subjects including portraiture, street, landscape, and reportage.
Price and availability
The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 with Leica M mount is available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com online store for $799.
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 Specifications
- Focal Length: 50mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/0.95
- Minimum Aperture: f/16
- Lens Mount: Leica M
- Angle of View: 46.7°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 1 m
- Maximum Magnification: 0.05x
- Optical Design: 11 Elements in 8 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Front Filter Size: 67 mm
- Dimensions: 75 x 88 mm
- Weight: 1.5 lb / 700 g
Recently, 7artisans has also announced two new lenses for the Leica M mount. One is Photoelectric 35mm F5.6 lens with a very compact dimension, almost like a lens cap. It has manual focus, an f/5.6 constant aperture, and a stylish design that will be appreciated by classic camera enthusiasts. And second is 7Artisans 35mm f2 full-frame lens in Silver color is completely manual, focus and aperture must be set manually.