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.
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).
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.