Mitakon’s Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 is a $3,000 limited-edition monster of a lens

Oct 19, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Mitakon’s Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 is a $3,000 limited-edition monster of a lens

Oct 19, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Yesterday we reported that Mitakon/ZY Optics is developing the world’s fastest 135mm full frame lens, and today the company has revealed its specs and made the lens available for pre-order.

Owning the longest f/1.4 full frame lens will come at a cost, $2,999 to be precise, but it will automatically become a collectible item with just 100 of these lenses being produced.

Another expense will be the gym membership you’ll need in order to carry around the 3kg (6.6 lbs) lens.

Oh, and there’s a $500 non-refundable deposit.

The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 1.6 meters and its optical design consists of 11 elements, including 3 ED elements, in 5 groups.

Making this even more of a dreamy lens for portraits, the lens has 11(!) aperture blades which should help create exquisite bokeh.

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Videographers, with steady tripods of course, can also consider this lens as it will come with a clickless aperture ring. It also takes 105mm filters.

The Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony FE mounts, and you can pre-order it over at ZY Optic’s website. Should you be one of the first 100, the company says the lens should ship in early 2016 (subject to the development process).

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At $2,999 and 3kg this lens is not for everyone, but if you think it’s the right lens for you – you’d better hurry!

If you’re in the market for a short f/1.4 lens, also the world’s fastest in its focal length, check out Sigma’s new 20mm f/1.4 Art lens.

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4 responses to “Mitakon’s Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 is a $3,000 limited-edition monster of a lens”

  1. Mike Aubrey Avatar
    Mike Aubrey

    I think I’ll stick with my Nikon 200mm f/2 AI-S. I never thought I’d say this, but well, it weighs less.

  2. Beth Johnson Avatar
    Beth Johnson

    Wow, would love to have one of these!!

  3. Md Rasel Mridha Photo editor Avatar
    Md Rasel Mridha Photo editor

    i will get it soon.

  4. jon jog Avatar
    jon jog

    I understand it very well .this not bad