Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released an improved version of their first f/0.95 lens, Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II. The mark II verison features a drastic improvement of sharpness, better control of chromatic abberations and much compact size. The new version comes with a Fuji X / S ony E / EO S-M mount and is able to cover the image circle of APS-C sized sensors.
Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II is a ultra-fast prime lens which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of around 53mm in APS-C cameras. A maximum aperture of f/0.95 makes it extremely convenient to shoot at a low light conditions without flash. The new optical design incorporates a 11 elements in 8 groups structure, including 1pc of Extra-low disperson elements, 2 pcs of Extra-high Refractive Index elements and 3pcs of High Refractive Index elements. This structure effectively improved the image resolution by 30% compared to the previous version from corners to corners. This also controls the chromatic abberations very well and deliver excellent image sharpness even at f/0.95.
The new Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 is light and compact. The total weight is reduced from 680g to 460g, making it an ideal companion for the compact mirrorless cameras. Manual focus design and a click-less, silent aperture ring promote smooth handling and are especially well-suited to video applications. The lens is built in metallic enclosure with additional protective process and finest finishing, which gives extra durability and aesthetic
Focal length: 35 mm (APS-C, equivalent to 50mm in 35mm frame)
Maximum aperture: f/0.95
Minimum aperture: f/16
Minimum focusing distance: 0.35 m
Maximum magnification: N/
Elements/Groups: 11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Auto focus type: manual focus
Filter diameter: 55mm
Available mounts: Sony NEX (E mount), Fujifilm X, Canon EOS M (EF-M)
Dimensions: Approx. 2.48 x 2.36″ (63 x 60 mm)
Weight: 1.01 lb (460 g)