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CONSIDERING A MITAKON 85mm F/1.2

Product Description

The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 is a ultra-fast portrait lens that delivers unbelievable optical performance.

A maximum aperture of f/1.2 makes it extremely convenient for shooting without flash in low light conditions. Designed for the use of full frame cameras, the large aperture also provides fine control over depth of field for fascinating portrait photography.

The truly circular aperture creates a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is critical for portraits. The lens incorporates 9 elements in 6 groups with 2 pieces of Extra-low Dispersion elements & 4 pieces of High Refractive Index elements. This helps reducing aberrations and maintain excellent sharpness even at f/1.2.

Manual focus design and a click-less, silent aperture ring promote smooth handling and are especially well-suited to video applications. The lens is built of metallic enclosure with additional protective processing, which gives extra durability and aesthetic.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great value but a bit soft wide open (Video Review)
By MQ Photography on August 7, 2015
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Video review:https://youtu.be/m4dug08FanM

With limited options available in this focal length I decided to pick this up and give it a shot on my Sony A7II. The build quality is quite good, though a bit heavier than Id like. The focus ring can be a bit hard to turn compared to other lenses, and it's slightly soft when shot wide open. I picked up the Zeiss Batis 85 1.8 and it was a night and day difference. I ended up returning this one and keeping the Batis and recommend saving the money to buy it instead.

and only a small amount of easily correctable vignetting
By Andrew Minarik on July 29, 2015
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This lens is a dream. That is why they called it the dream. It is huge and has the biggest lens hood I have ever had, but the images wide open are creamy smooth, sharp in the center, and only a small amount of easily correctable vignetting.

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