Lot of new fast glass for Sony E-mount from Samyang, Tokina, Mitakon, Zenit and Yongnuo

Sony E-mount camera owners will enjoy a bunch of new fast third party lenses:

1) Yongnuo will soon launch the new 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lenses which will come in two version for Full Frame and for APS-C (more on SAR)
2) Zenit will soon launch the new 50mm f/0,95 lens which should offer much higher quality than the chinese competition (more on SAR)
3) Mitakon has just launched the new 50mm f/095 III (Adorama).
4) Tokina has just announced the new 100mm f/2.8 FE macro (BHphoto).
5) Samyang 45mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens will be announced shortly (more on SAR).

Olympus kills the PEN-F line. First victim of a shrinking market…

Olympus Japan market the cameras as discontinued

Just like any other company also Olympus cannot ignore the effects of a shrinking market. The first victim of the MFT line is actually the one camera I like most: The PEN-F. The camera sales of this tiny style jewel were lower than the company’s target. And it therefore got axed.

From what I heard the entire PEN line isn’t selling well with the exception of some models sold in Asia. I guess Olympus focus from now on will be on the OMD line.


ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III, designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras

Press text:

ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III, designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras

Shenyang China, Apr 17, 2019 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) have released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras.
Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.
The new version III features a new optics design which offers a slightly more compact size and a better flare resistance. A carefully-designed 10 elements in 7 groups optics system with 1pc of HRI (High Refractive Index) & 5pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality.
An eleven-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused out-of-focus rendering (bokeh). The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.

Pricing & Availability
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). The Recommended Retail price (before tax) is USD 799/pc.

About ZY Optics
Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) is a leading Chinese camera lens & adapters manufacturer. We currently manufacture lenses and lens turbo adapters under the brand name of ‘Mitakon’ & ‘Zhongyi’.
For more information about Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company Limited and our products information, visit our official website http://www.zyoptics.net

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