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Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount Lens To Be Announced April 20th!

By Anthony Thurston on April 9th 2014

The latest goings on in Sony rumor world are quite exciting. According to SAR (Sony Alpha Rumors), the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount Lens, from which sample images were leaked a few months back, is set to be officially announced on April 20th.

leaked Mitakon image

The rumor stipulates that the information is from a reliable and trusted source of the blog, and goes on to say that the lens will retail for around $799 – which is a great deal on a F/.95 full frame lens!I will be interested in checking out some more samples from this lens once it is fully released.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited for such a fast Sony mount 50mm lens to be released? (A7/A7R fans?)

[via SAR]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. doubt everything

    NOBODY would make a half-decent quality ƒ0.95 lens that sells for under $1000.00 – production costs alone would make it so much more expensive! Unless it’s ALL plastic and has an actual t.stop of 2.8 with an image circle that covers a gnat!

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    • Matthew Saville

      There are numerous Voigtlander f/0.95 lenses out there right now for about $1,000 or below, and considering that Voightlander is no Rokinon, I’d say it’s entirely possible to see a 50mm f/0.95 lens for $800. Especially if it is for a mirrorless mount, which inherently requires less glass and usuall allows simpler design. (Just look at Nikon / Canon rangefinder 35mm lenses and you’ll see just how tiny they are!)

      =Matt=

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    • the_solimonster

      i doubt your comment

      -sincerely someone who didn’t doubt your name

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  2. Matthew Saville

    My main hope with the whole Sony E-mount system is that they’ll be able to do smaller, lighter fast lenses like Leica rangefinders have been able to enjoy for decades now. Leica makes a 21mm f/1.4 lens that is slightly lighter than the Nikon 24mm f/1.4 G, for example. I say bring on the ~18-35mm ultra-fast primes for Sony E-mount!

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  3. Matthew Saville

    I’d much rather have a 35mm or 24mm f/0.95, as an astro-landscape photographer, but I understand that 50mm is more popular and has to be done first. Hopefully they’ll continue and give us some fast wide primes!

    =Matt=

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