Bokeh balls. I wasn’t aware that was a phrase but apparently, it is, according to this rather amusing video by Kai and Lok. In the video, they are having a look at two admittedly wildly different lenses, both with the feature of having very wide apertures and seeing what the bokeh is like for each of these.
ZY Optics has announced the release of their Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 lens for L mount. The fast aperture manual focus lens is designed for use with full-frame mirrorless cameras and is compatible with the complete line of L mount cameras from Sigma, Panasonic and Leica.
The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 was initially offered in full-frame format with Sony E mount in 2014. A Mark II came in 2017 and it was then refreshed in 2019 with a new Mark III version. The Mark III was still available in Sony E mount but also Nikon Z and Canon RF, too. Today’s release now makes it available for every full-frame mirrorless system currently available.
Super-fast lenses are also super-expensive, and you may wonder if it’s worth investing all that money in a single lens. Perhaps you could get away with a cheaper version, right? Christopher Frost compares two f/0.95 primes to answer your question. In this video, he shoots with an $8,000 Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 “Noct” and an $800 Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 III to show you the difference between the two and help you decide whether or not you should invest in an extremely fast and expensive prime.
Mathieu Stern always surprises us with some unusual and rare lenses. And once again, he used a super-interesting lens in his video. Canon 65mm f/0.75 rare super-fast lens designed for X-Ray machines, and it’s one of the fastest lenses ever made. But other than being a low-light champion, it’s also very challenging to shoot with. Still, Mathieu came up with some solutions to modify it and he tested it out for both photo and video work. So let’s see how this strange lens performs.
Voigtländer SUPER NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens has officially been announced. This super-fast lens will be available in MFT mount, and it offers 58mm equivalent focal length. The wide aperture is ideal for shooting in low light conditions, but it also gives you a very pleasing bokeh. So, let’s jump in and see what the new Voigtländer lens offers.
Now that the new Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR is finally released, aren’t you curious to see how it performs? What’s the autofocus like? How does the lens perform when the aperture’s wide open? What does the bokeh look like? What about video capabilities? Well, we have brought together a few great hands-on videos that should answer all of your questions.