Mitakon has finally released the Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II for Micro Four Thirds

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Micro Four Thirds shooters have been waiting a long time for this one. This APS-C format lens was initially released way back in 2016 for Fuji X, Sony E and Canon EF-M mounts, but notably lacking was MFT. Well, that’s all changed now, as ZY Optics has launched the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 Mark II with a Micro Four Thirds mount… In Japan.

On a Micro Four Thirds camera, the lens offers a field of view equivalent of a 70mm focal length on a full-frame body, but with a nice wide f/0.95 aperture for shooting in low light conditions and getting that shallow depth of field. It features the same construction as its APS-C brethren, with 11 elements in 8 groups and a 55mm front filter thread.

Focal length 35mm
Format APS-C
Mount Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M, Micro Four Thirds
Focus type Manual focus
Aperture Ring Yes
Max aperture f/0.95
Min aperture f/16
Min focus distance ~35cm
Optics 11 elements in 8 groups
Angle of view ~44.8° (APS-C) / ~34.4° (MFT)
Aperture blades 9
Filter diameter 55mm
Dimensions 63 x 60mm
Weight 460g

The Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is available in either black or silver, although so far, it only seems to be available in Japan. I expect it won’t be too long before we see it pop up in the rest of the world, where it should become available for around $599 – which is the usual price for the Sony, Fuji and Canon mount versions.

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