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Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens announced for Sony FE-mount cameras

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Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens announced for Sony FE-mount cameras

MXCamera has officially unveiled the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony FE-mount full frame cameras along with its release date and specifications list.

The rumor mill has recently revealed that MXCamera will release a Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony FE-mount cameras.

Sources have said that the company will reveal the product by the end of this month. Well, the information has turned out to be accurate and MXCamera has finally taken the wraps off its new ultra-bright prime optic.

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens becomes official for Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95
Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens has just been unveiled for Sony FE-mount cameras.

MXCamera has confirmed that this prime lens will become available in Sony FE-mount version. It offers a 50mm focal length and it is aimed at cameras with full frame sensors, although the users will be able to mount them on E-mount cameras with APS-C sensors, too.

The new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens features an internal design made out of 10 elements divided into seven groups.

Its maximum aperture is f/0.95, one of the brightest on the market, while its minimum one can go as low as f/16 and will be useful when looking to keep everything in focus.

Depth of field scale to compensate for lack of autofocus support

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 design
The design of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens.

This ultra-fast lens has a filter size of 58mm. Its dimensions are 87mm in length and 68.5mm in diameter, respectively.

Some users find it somewhat big as its weight reaches 720 grams. Nevertheless, this is not the biggest, nor the heaviest lens on the market. Still, the good thing is that the Sony A7, A7R, and A7S mirrorless cameras are compact and lightweight.

The new Mitakon lens sports an aperture ring to manually set the aperture. Since this is a manual focus lens, a depth of field scale is also available, which is mandatory when working with such shallow depth of fields.

Availability information

The new lens is currently not available at MXCamera’s official eBay page. However, the company will put it up for pre-order as of April 20.

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens release date is set for “sometime in May” and the price tag has not been disclosed.

More availability details, including the price, will be revealed by MXCamera on April 20, when the optic becomes available for pre-order, as stated above.

For the time being, Mitakon fans can buy the 35mm f/0.95 lens for Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, and Panasonic / Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras at MXCamera’s official eBay page.

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