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MITAKON SPEEDMASTER 35MM F/0.95 MK II FOR PHOTO AND VIDEO, (FUJIFILM X-T2)

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  1. KKMFOTO

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    Most photographers have one time or another lusted for exotic lenses like the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95. But for most people, it stops there. With a price tag of 10.000$, it’s out of most people’s reach.

    But you can get the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 MK II for a fraction of the price, if you own a Fuji X, Sony E or EOS M mount camera. Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) makes this wonderful lens, with the seldom feature of an f0.95 aperture. The design and look is not so different from the Noctilux either.

    The first version of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 did not get so high praise in reviews and feedbacks online. But with the MKII version, they have both reduced the size and weight (680g to 460g), and gotten the sharpness wide open up a notch or two. Zhongyi claims on they website that they have improved the image resolution by 30% compared to the previous version, so don’t go looking for the older MK I version if you are on the look for purchasing this lens.

    There is also no denying that this is a wonderfully designed lens. I really like the matte black Finish and vintage and robust design. It really matches great with the look of my Fujifilm X-T2.
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    Here are is an overview of the lens specifications, and video samples in (From 1:15) Remember sound on select high resolution:)

    You can read more on this lens in my blog if you like: Please login or register to view links


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    That's an excellent review! Btw, what stabilizer did you use in video?
     
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    Thanks
    I used an Please login or register to view links for both the lens shots and the video samples.
    (Affiliate link)

    Cheers
     
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    Excellent review. Thanks.
     
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    Thank you ;)
     
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    I saw your video on YouTube last week. Good review of what looks like a very nice lens.

    Tempted for filming purposes when I have some cash I can throw at it as that shallow DOF looks ossum!
     
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    I have the silver version of this lens. Looks great on a black X-Pro2, IMO, though I've seen others refer to this as being a SLOB (silver lens on black body).

    I wrapped an O-ring on mine just in front of the aperture ring. This adds a bit of friction on the ring, so it doesn't move as easily. A simple rubber band would do the trick as well. I like the O-ring because it's a bit thicker than the aperture ring, which makes in even less likely that the aperture ring will get nudged accidentally, and the lens rests on the O-ring when I put the camera down on a table, which means the bottom of the lens is less likely to get scuffed.
     
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    Thank you :) I like the lens a lot!
     
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    The silver version also looks great, and I think it has an even more retro look on a black camera!
    The o-ring trick I will definitely try out! Thanks for the great tip!

    Cheers!
     
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    Excellent video Kjetil!
     
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