ZY Optics is rumored to introduce a new Mitakon-branded Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens for full-frame cameras within the next few days and its photos and specs have been leaked online.
A Chinese company is teasing the launch of an ultra-bright lens designed for portrait photography on its official Facebook account. It is called ZY Optics and it has been in this business for some time using the Mitakon brand. The rumor mill has confirmed that a new product bearing this label is said to be in the works and to become official soon. Whereas the manufacturer has teased its launch on Facebook in recent times without disclosing any details, the rumor mill says that the product is coming soon as the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens.
First photos of the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens leaked on the web
One of the craziest third-party lenses out there is the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95, which is available for Sony FE-mount cameras, also known as the Dark Knight of lenses. The company behind the product, ZY Optics, is working on another bright prime lens that will be affordable.
Before the official announcement event, the rumor mill has managed to find out its name, specs, and mount details. It appears that the product in question is the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens, which will be released for Canon, Nikon, and Sony full-frame DSLR cameras.
The new product has had its first photos leaked on the web, too. The shots are confirming some of its specifications, which is always a nice touch as a lot of industry followers cannot wait for the official announcement to get all the facts.
Hardware specs of the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens revealed, too
The upcoming Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens will be a manual focus optic that consists of an internal design with nine elements, including a couple of aspherical elements, arranged in six groups.
It will have an 11-blade aperture, which can be controlled from the lens. The optic has an aperture ring on it along with aperture markings. Moreover, a focus ring is available as well as a focus scale.
The rumor mill says that the lens will have a minimum focus distance of one meter. Either way, this bright optic will be perfect for capturing close-up portraits. Its price has not been revealed by sources, yet.
Finally, it is worth noting that ZY Optics may also launch a Pentax K-mount version after the Canon, Nikon, and Sony versions become available. Until then, stick with us for the official launch!