Mitakon to Release 50mm f/0.95 Full-Frame E-mount Lens on April 20th


Three months after SonyAlphaRumors shared the first image samples taken using a prototype of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount lens, one of their “trusted sources” has informed them the lens will be officially released on April 20th.

Coming in at $800, this hyper-prime is Mitakon’s first full-frame lens, making it perfect for any A7 or A7r users out there who are still peeved at the lack of glass. Granted, at this price point you probably aren’t going to be getting the best optical quality, but that super-wide aperture is enough to tempt many.

The above photo is a sample image taken with the lens at f/0.95, with more shared over on SonyAlpha Rumors if you care to pixel peep a bit.

(via SonyAlphaRumors)

Image credits: Image courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors

  • Lynda Bowyer

    A Nikon F-mount on f/0,95 would be pretty sweet…

  • TSY87

    whew, looks like I wont have to save up for the noctilux…. I’ll wait for these to hit the used market though… im sure the resale wont be too hot

  • waterengineer

    “Still peeved” Hilarious statement by a biased person. Please show me where Sony lenses match up with Nikon and Canon. THIA.

  • waterengineer

    Nikon and a manual focus f/1.1 you can still find. That is pretty darn close.

  • DLCade

    I believe you misinterpreted the statement @waterengineer:disqus, it’s just a statement of fact that many a7 and a7r users (or even people considering switching) are dissatisfied with the lack of choice when it comes to FE glass. It wasn’t a comment on lens quality, nor did it have anything to do with comparing Sony with Canon or Nikon.

  • waterengineer

    It is both. Lens landscape (range of available lenses) and IQ there of.

  • buddah610

    I think it is a good lens but it wasn’t as sharp as I thought it would be. The bokeh was there but again, not as nice as it should be. Maybe it’s me but I was not that impressed. Not 800.American dollars impressed.

  • Omar Salgado

    Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI (7 blades) or AI-S (9 blades and shorter focus throw).

    Crazy sharp at f/2.

  • hawk1500

    What’s wrong with his statement that basically says “A7 users are still annoyed that there aren’t too many lenses to choose from”? Nothing to do with Canikon. Don’t have to go super insecure on the internets.

  • Leonardo Abreu

    I’m happy with an f/1.8!

  • jon

    It’s a specialty lens. If it sharpens up by f/2.8, then I’d say it’s a pretty useful lens. And it seems like a lot of fun. Super creamy.