ZY Optics adds the Leica M version to its popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 line-up


ShenYang, 25th Jan, 2021 – ZY Optics, the leading fast-aperture lenses manufacturer in China, has announced the launch of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens in Leica M mount. The lens is specially redesigned to work well with Leica M camera systems and supports rangefinder coupling for focus assistance. The lens is also compatible with 3rd party Autofocus Adapter where a Autofocus performance can be enjoyed when used with Nikon Z or Sony FE cameras. 

Great Control over Depth of Field 

Its f/0.95 maximum aperture makes the lens one of the fastest lens in the market for Leica cameras. A shallow depth of field endows pictures with an enchanting and dreamy ambience, with the main character perfectly separated from the background. Soft and enticing bokeh can be formed in this picture, adding additional romantic sense to the picture. Its 9 rounded blades aperture creates a soft and perfectly circular bokeh that all photographers are craving for. 

Superior Image Quality 

Compared to the Nikon Z/ Canon RF/ Sony FE version, the image is further improved by the new 11 elements in 8 groups optics formula, bringing high definitions and sharpness even at wide open aperture. Colour fringing and chromatic aberration are greatly suppressed thanks to the addition of extra-low dispersion elements. The colour rendered is also carefully calibrated to manifest a greater contrast on Leica cameras. Unlike other f/0.95 lenses where the sharpness is only optimized at certain distances,

Extraordinary Night Photography 

The ultra-wide f/0.95 aperture is also tailor-made for night photography. With the improved sharpness and coma correction, the new Speedmaster outperforms any 50mm lenses in the market in the genre of night photography. 

Full Support of Leica Cameras’ Rangefinder Coupling Focusing System 

One special feature about Leica cameras is their unique Rangefinder Coupling system. The new Speedmaster is designed to perfectly support the rangefinder system of the Leica cameras to achieve a more accurate, convenient, and quicker focusing performance through the camera’s viewfinder. More precise control of manual lens shooting is not impossible now. 

Autofocus Realization with Third Party Adapters 

A hybrid focusing performance can now be enjoyed. For Nikon Z and Sony E mount users, there are a few automatic adapters in the market which can turn Leica M-mount manual lenses into autofocus. Users can now take advantage of the short-flange distance of Leica M mount and experience a new focus performance with these AF adapters. Both Megadap MTZ11 and Techart TZM-01/LM-EA7 are supported. The adapters can support AF-S, AF-C, AF-F and face/eye detection with IBIS of the cameras, making focusing with f/0.95 as painless as ever. 

The video below shows how the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 works with Megadap and Techart adapters in autofocusing (2:38-3:27):

Impeccable finishing with 2 colors available 

Taking care of the high aesthetic standard of all Leica users, both matte black and silver version are available to best match with the beautiful Leica cameras. In addition, the lens will be shipped with a specially designed black leather box. The lens is equipped with a delicate and durable metallic exterior like all other Mitakon lenses. A solid feel of precision is given by a smoot aperture control ring and engraved markings on the lens body.

Pricing and availability 

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Leica M mount is available to order on ZY Optics official website (https://zyoptics.net/) and other authorised resellers. It is available to ship. The suggested retail price (ex-VAT) in US is $799 and it varies from country to country. 

Specifications Focal Length  50mm 
Aperture  f/0.95-16 
Camera Mount Type  Leica M 
Format Compatibility  Full Frame sensors 
Angle of View  46.7° 
Lens Structure  11 elements in 8 groups 
Aperture Blades  9 
Min. Focusing Distance  100cm 
Focus Method  Manual 
Colours Available  Black / silver 
Filter Thread  Front: 67mm 
Dimensions  Approx. Ф 75 x 88mm (Ф 2.95 x 3.46”) 
Weight  675g / 1.49lbs 

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About Us 

Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd was established in 1984 as a joint venture company with a Japanese investor. We are a China leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial optical solutions. ZhongYi is providing optical elements for industrial as well as distributing its unique and truly high-performance lens products to consumers worldwide under the Zhongyi and Mitakon brands. 

For more information about ZY Optics and our product information, visit https://www.zyoptics.net/ 

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