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Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF Announced

The world’s fastest DSLR lens comes to the Canon EF mount

mitakon speedmaster
Images by ZY Optics

Zhongyi Optics has announced the release of their new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF mount cameras. According to the manufacturer, the new Speedmaster 50mm lens has a different optical design from the mirrorless version. 

Also, it happens to be the world’s only f/0.95 lens designed for DSLR cameras at least for the moment. Unfortunately, the large size of the rear element, makes it impossible to make a Nikon F mount version of the new 50mm f/0.95 lens.

Superfast f0.95 Maximum Aperture for Monster Bokeh

Furthermore, the new lens brings a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture to Canon DSLR owners. The beauty of this EF version of course, is that you can use it naively on plenty of camcorders and compact cine cameras. As such, you can easily mount this lens onto the BMPCC 6K, URSA Mini Pro, not to mention the entire Canon Cinema EOS lineup: C300 Mark III, C500 Mark II, C200 and many other.

In addition, the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 sports a rather compact frame for its class despite the ultra-fast f/0.95 aperture. Naturally, all you bokeh addicts can now get a phenomenal degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95
Images by ZY Optics

Advanced Optical Design and 11 Blade Aperture

The new 50mm f/0.95 has a carefully-designed optical construction featuring 12 elements arranged in 6 groups. A single piece of HRI (High Refractive Index) 5 pieces of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully suppress chromatic aberrations.

And of course, that 11 blade aperture design produces a softly diffused out-of-focus bokeh. In addition, the Mitakon Speedmaster is made out of metal providing extended durability. The lens has a 82mm filter thread to accomodate screw-in filters easily.

As mentioned prior, ZY Optics also have mirrorless versions of the Mitakon Speedmaster f/0.95 lenses for various systems such Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z.

Head over to ZY Otpics’ website to check out some sample images shot with the new Mitakon Speedmaster for Canon EF.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95
Images by ZY Optics

Technical Specifications

Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/0.95 – 16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor/
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.1x
Angle of View 45°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.13′ (65 cm)
Elements/Groups 12 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 11
Focus Type
Autofocus No, Manual Only
Physical Dimensions:
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.50 x 4.80″
(89 x 122 mm)
Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
mitakon speedmaster
Images by ZY Optics

Price & Availability

Available to ship now, you can pickup the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF for $799 USD directly from the ZY Optics official website

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