ZY Optics unveils Super Fast Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm lens for Canon DSLRs

Written by Heath McKnight

ZY Optics has a new, very fast 50mm prime lens at f/0.95 that was designed exclusively for the Canon EF mount DSLR cameras. This very fast ‘Nifty Fifty’ is potentially a great option for photography and filming.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm

This new, full-frame prime lens will only work with Canon EF mount DLSRs; the design won’t work with other cameras. It’s also similar to a lens they released for mirrorless cameras, including the Nikon Z, Canon RF, and Sony FE mounts.

It’s a very fast lens at f/0.95, which Zy Optics says is the only one in the world for Canon EF mount DSLRs. It's great for low light photography and video, plus you can focus on your subject, while maintaining nice depth-of-field and beautiful bokeh. It comes with 12 lens elements in 6 groups, which helps cut down on chromatic aberration.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens example

Check out the images from ZY Optics, although they are lower resolution.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Specs

  • 50mm full-frame lens
  • Manual
  • Canon EF lens mount
  • f/0.95 to f/16 aperture
  • 11 aperture diaphragm blades
  • 12 lens elements
  • 6 groups: 5 Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) and 1 High-Refractive Index (HRI) optics
  • 45° angle of view
  • 65mm minimum working distance
  • 82mm filter thread

So what does the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens cost? Considering the above features, the price of $799 USD is more than fair. You're getting a fast 50mm prime lens at f/0.95. This could be a quality lens for those using a Canon EF mount DSLR.

Check out the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for more information and to purchase at ZY Optics’ website.

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