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Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f1.4 for GFX

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Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f1.4

Manual ‘standard’ lens for GFX medium format

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The Mitakon 65/1.4 is announced. It’s a wide aperture ‘standard lens’ for the Fuji GFX system.

  • Fujifilm G Mount Format
  • 50mm (35mm-equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Shallow Depth of Field
  • Nine-Bladed Diaphragm

More info from ZY Optics ($799)

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65mm f/1.4

With the sensor size of the GFX cameras, this is equivalent to ~50mm in terms of focal length for 35mm.

Note that this is a fully manual lens, so no stopdown or feedback to the camera (for EXIF for example)

Specifications

Lens
Lens type Manual lens
Max Format size Medium Format (44mm x 33mm)
Focal length 65mm (51mm = 35mm eqv)
Lens mount Fujifilm G
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 11
Groups 7
Angle of view 46°
Focus
Minimum working distance 0.7m
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Physical
Weight 1.05kg
Diameter 82 mm
Length 96 mm (@ Infinity)
Colour Black
Filter thread No

Press info:

ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4, designed specifically for Fujifilm GFX cameras

Shenyang China, Nov 30, 2018 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a new Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm G mount, the fastest standard-length native lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras.

Offering a natural perspective (50mm field-of-view) along with a fast maximum aperture, the Mitakon 65mm f/1.4 is a versatile normal focal length prime characterised by its bright f/1.4 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.

A carefully-designed 11 elements in 9 groups optics system with 2pcs of HRI (High Refractive Index) & 2pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimises the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality to meet the demanding 51.4MP sensors.

A rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused out-of-focus rendering (bokeh). The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.

The built-in retractable lens hood design successfully minimises the stray lights from entering the frame and at the same time, saves the trouble of losing the lens hood when you are on- the-go.

Pricing & Availability

Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 is now available to ship. The Recommended Retail price is USD 799/pc.

65mm 1.4 mount

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