The Mitakon 50mm f/0.95mm lens for Sony E-mount cameras with full frame image sensors is rumored to be released on April 20 for a price around $800.
Voigtländer is the maker of several bright lenses. Both the Nokton-series 42.5mm and 25mm optics feature a maximum aperture of f/0.95, one of the brightest apertures on the market.
Having such a fast aperture allows photographers to capture great photos in low-light environments as they can also use a fast shutter speed and not worry about subjects moving in the frame.
According to inside sources, Mitakon will launch a prime lens with an aperture of f/0.95 in the near future for a very small price.
Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens release date and price rumored to be April 20 and $800
Mitakon has received a lot of praises from photographers. Users say that the price-quality ratio is simply amazing and they have witnessed this aspect courtesy of the 35mm f/0.95 lens for Sony E-mount cameras with APS-C image sensors.
The company is now aiming to go a little higher, setting its sight on the Sony E-mount full frame cameras, such as the A7 and A7R.
The Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens release date is rumored to have been scheduled for April 20. If you are scared of the price, then you should know that the company will sell its product for a price around $800.
This is only $200 more than the price for the 35mm version designed for APS-C cameras. Although this is just a rumor, it comes from reliable sources, so there are little reasons to doubt its accuracy.
Mitakon and Sigma prove that costs can be reduced while raising the bar
In order to put things into perspective, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens is available for a price just below $4,000. Sure, the Zeiss Otus will most likely provide a higher optical quality and has been designed for Canon and Nikon cameras, but it is pretty hard to justify five times the price of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens.
It is worth noting that it is possible to achieve great things with relatively cheap products. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens has just been reviewed ahead of its release date.
Additionally, the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens will cost around $1,000 or less, proving once again that costs can be diminished while raising the bar. Stay tuned, both Sigma and Mitakon lenses will have their prices officialized shortly!