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ZY Optics introduces Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens

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ZY Optics introduces Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens

ZY Optics has revealed the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens for full-frame DSLR cameras following a teasing campaign which lasted a couple of weeks.

The official Facebook account of third-party lens maker ZY Optics has been teasing the introduction of a new and bright prime since the beginning of April. The product in question has been uncovered by the rumor mill, but now everything is official. The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens has been announced and it is marketed as “The Dream”. It is aimed at photographers who put portrait photography at the top of their interests thanks to a bright aperture that will deliver a shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh.

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2
The official Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens, which will become available this May for $799.

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens announced for Canon, Nikon, and Sony full-frame cameras

The Mitakon-branded Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens has been revealed by ZY Optics for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony FE cameras with full-frame sensors.

Whereas the Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens is referred to as the “Dark Knight”, this model goes by the name of “The Dream”. It is described as an ultra-bright portrait lens delivering a high image quality.

Its maximum aperture of f/1.2 is very fast, so it will be perfect for portrait photos in low-light conditions. The manufacturer says that it will provide a very shallow depth of field, also thanks to its 85mm telephoto focal length.

The background will be blurred, so the subjects will be separated from the background, while beautiful bokeh effects will join your portraits.

“The Dream” coming soon with an affordable price tag

The internal design of the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens includes nine elements in six groups with a duo of Extra-Low Dispersion elements and four High-Refractive Index elements.

ZY Optics has come up with this internal construction in order to decrease all sorts of aberrations and to provide high image sharpness even when using the lens at its maximum aperture. This is a manual focus lens with a clickless aperture which is said to be silent. As a result, it should be welcomed by videographers.

The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens features a 77mm filter size and a total weight of 921 grams. It will be released on the market in May 2015 for a price of $799 for the aforementioned three mounts.

The future will include versions for Sony A and Pentax K cameras, albeit it remains to be determined how soon these models are coming and how much they are going to cost.

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