Mitakon 20mm F2 macro lens
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.
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.
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 (http://www.zyoptics.net/).
The Recommended Retail price is USD 199.
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|Lens type||Manual lens|
|Max Format size||Full Frame|
|Lens mount||Canon EF / Nikon F / Sony A / Pentax K / Sony E / Micro Four Thirds / Fuji X|
|Number of diaphragm blades||3|
|Minimum working distance||0.2m|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||4.5:1|
|Minimum Reproduction Ratio||4:1|
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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