Mitakon 28mm f:5.6

The Mitakon 28mm f/5.6 is a Cheap Recreation of a Leica Summaron

Chinese lens manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has announced the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens, a $299 recreation of the Leica Summaron M 28mm f/5.6 which the company says has a "faithful adherence to the original lens characteristics while maintaining an affordable price for photographers".

Using LiDAR to Add Autofocus to an f/0.95 Manual Focus Lens

Filmmaker Josh Yeo of MAKE.ART.NOW. recently tested DJI's LiDAR Focus module for the new RS 2 gimbal to see if it could accurately focus his manual Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III lens. If it can handle this, that means you can pretty much add autofocus to any camera and manual lens combination you want... and the results look VERY promising.

Back from the Drawing Board: Mitakon 85mm 1x-5x Macro Lens Redesigned

Late last year, macro photographers rejoiced at the announcement of a worthy competitor to the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x macro lens, which has been heralded as the best high-magnification macro lens since its release in 1999. The Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1x-5x lens held a lot of promise, but it was immediately apparent that something was wrong.

Mikakon 25mm f/0.95 for MFT Now Official with Price Tag of $399

Last week, Chinese lens company Zhong Yi Optics started teasing a new Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. That lens has now been officially announced.

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 is an ultra-fast, manual-focus prime lens that's the 35mm-equivalent of a 50mm lens when mounted to a Micro Four Thirds camera.