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ZY Optics releases fast Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 cine lenses

ZY Optics is expanding its Mitakon Lens series with new cine options for different sensor sizes.

ZY Optics caused a sensation earlier this year with the Mitakon 50mm F0.95 prime for Canon RF, Sony E and Nikon F mounts. The company has returned with the new Mitakon Speedmaster lenses, which thanks to the friendly housing and a PL mount option were developed for film work.

The Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 cine lenses are available in four different focal lengths: 17 mm, 25 mm, 35 mm and 50 mm, all with a fast T.10 aperture. That being said, the series is a bit of a mess in terms of mounting options and sensor cover. The focal lengths are not uniform and, depending on the lens, cover MFT, Super 35 or full-frame image circles.

When it comes to mounting options, the 17mm and 25mm are Micro Four Thirds compatible. The 35mm format supports Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Sony E and MFT. The 50 mm are available in Canon EF and ARRI PL mounts. So there is really no complete set here, but a potpourri of options. According to ZY Optics, more focal lengths will be released in the future. But let’s first look at the individual focal lengths.

Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm T1.0


Recognition: ZY optics

  • Aperture range: T / 1.0 to T / 16
  • Stepless, noiseless iris control
  • Manual focus design
  • 9 Blade opening
  • MFT

The 17 mm format optically consists of 12 elements in 9 groups and offers a minimum focusing distance of 30 cm (11.81 “), which corresponds to a close focus similar to the Sigma 18-35 high-speed zoom. However, there is no autofocus support There are standard 0.8m gears for aperture and focus. The front of the lens has 77mm filter threads, a feature shared with the 25mm and 35mm lenses -mm lens is currently only available in MFT.

Available for $ 449.

Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm T1.0


Recognition: ZY optics

  • Aperture range: T1.0 to T16
  • Stepless, noiseless iris control
  • Manual focus design
  • 9 Blade opening
  • MFT

The 25mm T1.0 optically consists of 11 elements in 8 groups. It has a minimum focusing distance of 25 cm (9.84 “). The same 0.8 m gears are available for focus and iris. Like the 17 mm gear, it is only available in MFT mounts.

Available for $ 449.

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm T1.0


Recognition: ZY optics

  • Aperture range: T1.0 to T16
  • Stepless, noiseless iris control
  • Manual focus design
  • 9 Blade opening
  • Super 35

The 35mm T1.0 is available in Canon RF, Sony E, Fuji X, and MFT mounts. ZY Optics is grouping the 17mm, 25mm and 35mm as a MFT trio with a discount of $ 1,119. Outside of the group, the 35mm camera with a Canon RF mount is probably the most versatile as it can be easily combined with Canon mirrorless cameras. RED Komodoor simply adapt to Sony E, Fuji X or MFT.

The lens has a minimum focus distance of 35 cm (13.77 “), a decent focus distance of 112.5 mm and has the same filter thread of 77 mm and the same 9-blade aperture as the wider focal lengths.

Available for $ 559.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm T1.0


Recognition: ZY optics

  • Aperture range: T1.0 to T16
  • Stepless, noiseless iris control
  • Manual focus design
  • 9 Blade opening
  • Full screen

The special thing about the 50 mm T1.0 is that it comes in an ARRI PL bracket that can be easily adapted to multiple camera bodies. The other lot available is Canon EF, and while there are more Canon EF lenses on the planet than any other mount, Canon RF is the future. We are surprised that ZY Optics does not have a Canon RF option for 50mm. Maybe more mounts will be rolled out again soon. The 50 mm T1.0 consists of 12 elements in 6 groups with a minimum focusing distance of 65 cm. Its filter thread is 105mm.

Available for $ 999.

What do you think of the refurbished Mitakon Speedmaster T1.0 cine lenses? Let us know in the comments below.

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