Chinese optics manufacturer Mitakon Zhongyi has announced its Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 Mark II manual lens is now available for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems.
Until now, the ultra-fast prime was only available in Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X and Sony E mount. Now, MFT users can join in on the fun with what will be a 70mm full-frame equivalent focal length.
The MFT variety features the same optical construction as its other crop-sensor counterparts, consisting of 11 elements in 8 groups, including one extra-low dispersion element, two extra-high-refractive index elements and three high-refractive index elements. The lens uses a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, has a 55mm front filter thread and has a minimum focusing distance of 35cm (13.7″).
The Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 Mark II measures in at 63mm (2.48″) long, 60mm (2.36″) in diameter and weighs 460g (1lb). As of publishing, the lens isn’t yet listed on any retailer outside of Japan, but based on the MSRP, it should retail for $599. It will be available in both black and silver models. You can keep an eye out at Adorama and B&H for when the listings go live