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ZY Optics Releases Four Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 Cinema Lenses

ZY Optics releases four new fast Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 Cinema Lenses – 17mm and 25mm for Micro Four-Thirds mount, 35mm for Canon RF, FUJIFILM X, Sony E, and Micro Four-Thirds mounts, and a 50mm lens for Canon EF and ARRI PL mounts. The Chinese lens manufacturer ZY (ZhongYi) Optics is known for manufacturing very fast manual prime lenses called “Mitakon Speedmaster” for years. These usually go all the way up to f/0.95 and some of them cover even full-frame sensors. With today’s announcement, the company launches some of its ultra-fast lenses in cinema housing with a T1.0 aperture. Let’s take a closer look at them. Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 Cinema Lenses The newly announced lenses include 17mm and 25mm versions in Micro Four-Thirds mount, 35mm in Canon RF, FUJIFILM X, Sony E, and Micro Four-Thirds mounts, and a 50mm lens in Canon EF and ARRI PL mounts. Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm T1.0 Cinema Lens. Source: ZY Optics The lenses have a 9-blade circular aperture (the 17mm has an 8-blade one) that is, of course, de-clicked and available between T1.0 and T16. The minimum focusing distance is 30cm for the 17mm lens, 35cm for both 25mm and 35mm lenses, and 65cm for the 50mm lens. Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm T1.0 Cinema Lens. Source: ZY Optics According to ZY Optics, focus breathing should be minimized with these lenses. They also include a few (Ultra) High Refraction and (Extra) Low Dispersion elements for better optical performance. After all, there are already some video examples of the...

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Published By: CineD - Monday, 19 April

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