The Chinese company ZY Optics has just announced the Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II, an improved version of the original manual focus lens.
Available for Canon EOS-M, Sony E, and Fuji X mounts — it’s the 35mm equivalent of a 53mm lens — the new lens has better sharpness (30% better, the company says), less chromatic aberration, and a smaller and lighter body compared to its predecessor (460g instead of 680g).
The large f/0.95 aperture allows you to shoot nicely exposed photos in low-light conditions without a flash.
Other specs and features include: a click-less silent aperture ring, a durable metallic enclosure, a 9-blade aperture, a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m (~1.15ft), a distance scale, and a 55mm filter thread.
Here are some sample photos captured using the lens:
The Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is available now for $599.
Image credits: Sample photographs by Richard Wong and courtesy ZY Optics