Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5 is a $300 tele lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony

Sep 6, 2021

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Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5 is a $300 tele lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony

Sep 6, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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ZY Optics has announced Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5, an affordable telephoto prime lens. It’s a new, improved, and a little faster version of Creator 135mm f/2.8, only this one was made in five different mounts, including both DSLR and mirrorless. And with the price tag of $299, it’s still fairly affordable just like the f/2.8 version.

The Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5 was made with portrait photographers in mind. It features a nine-blade circular aperture for pleasing bokeh, and it was built from nine elements in seven groups. ZY Optics promises “ultra-sharp” results with no vignetting, thanks to two Super ED (extra-low dispersion) elements and two ultra-high refraction index elements. Judging from the sample photos, it really does perform well, especially considering the price.

Speaking of the price, I guess you could already conclude from it that this is a manual focus lens. It’s available in five mounts:  Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, and Sony FE.

Read the full specs below, and then we’ll let the sample images speak for themselves. And if you like what you see, you can order the Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5 through ZY Optics’ website.

  • Focal Length: 135mm
  • Aperture: f/2.5-f/22
  • Autofocus: No
  • Lens Elements: 9 Elements in 7 Groups
  • Angle of View: 18.2°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1m (3.94’)
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.1x
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Size(diameter*height): 79mm x 137mm (3.11” x 5.39”)
  • Weight: 845g (1.86lbs)
  • Mounts: Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Sony FE
  • Color: Black
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Dunja Djudjic

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