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Mitakon 20mm F2 macro lens

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New Lens: ZY Optics Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

A new specialist high magnification macro lens

High magnification macro photography tends to need quite specialist lenses.  Whilst life size or 1:1 magnification can be fairly simple to set up with extension tubes, once you get beyond 3x magnification, things get a little more complex.

We’ve quite a few articles related to macro photography on the site (including making your own lenses), but specialist lenses for this work are relatively uncommon.

The Mitakon 20mm gives 4.5x magnification and looks an interesting proposition for more detailed work.

20mm f2 macro

Press info…

ZY Optics releases the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens for high magnification shots

Shenyang China, Dec 19, 2016 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a new compact Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras, the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens and it features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1.

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is very compact in its class which allows photographers to capture extremely fine details or patterns with ease. The lens is capable of creating unbelievable macro images ranging from 4x to 4.5x magnification. Users no longer need to DIY or use any extension tubes to reach high magnification shooting. It incorporates a 6pcs of elements in 4 groups structure which delivers impressive resolution from corners to corners. Weighing merely 0.5 lbs (230g) and 6cm long, it is a perfect companion for wildlife and outdoor shooting.

The wide angle of view and close focusing distance allows you to compose creative images with more information included into the frame. Greater magnification (up to 13:1) can also be achieved by stacking extension tubes or bellows. The high magnification is also extremely useful for scientific purposes.

20mm macro

The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.
Canon ef nikon f sony fe alpha pentax k e micro four thirds fuji x mounts are available.

Pricing & Availability

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics authorized resellers and at our official website (

The Recommended Retail price is USD 199.

Sample image

Sugar crystals (more images on the web site)


Lens type Manual lens
Max Format size Full Frame
Focal length 20mm
Lens mount Canon EF / Nikon F / Sony A / Pentax K / Sony E / Micro Four Thirds / Fuji X
Maximum aperture F2
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 3
Elements 6
Groups 4
Minimum working distance 0.2m
Infinity Focus N
Manual Focus Y
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 4.5:1
Minimum Reproduction Ratio 4:1
Weight 230g
Diameter 62 mm
Length 60 mm
Colour Black
Filter thread N

Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) is a leading Chinese camera lens & adapters manufacturer. We currently manufacture and distribute lenses and lens turbo adapters under the brand name of ‘Mitakon’ & ‘Zhongyi’.

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  • Thijs Schouten | Jan 8, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Wow, looks like a really nice lens for the price. I wonder though how sharp it will be. :)

    • kacoooper | Jan 8, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Yes, I’d like to give it a try…

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