Mitakon May Bring its Cheap, Stupid Fast 50mm f0.95 Lens to Micro Four Thirds

Mitakon 50mm f0.95 Sample Image

After producing the über-fast Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 lens for full-frame e-Mount cameras, 43 Rumors has heard word the Mitakon is “seriously considering” producing the same lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

While we haven’t had the honor of using the lens ourselves (yet!), from a few image samples we’ve seen how the lens produces dreamy bokeh with the smoothness of a milky fondue. Amazingly the lens also produces incredibly sharp images even when fully wide open. We expect the lens will have the same quality but slightly less pronounced bokeh due to the 2x crop factor of Micro Four Thirds sensors.

If Mitakon decides to really follow through with bringing the lens over to cameras like the OMD EM10 and EM1 it will come into a field of serious competition. Voigtländer has produced a very close Nokton 42mm f0.95lens and SLRmagic’s 50mm f0.95 glass.

If the Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 comes at a similarly affordable price it could be a killer lens for a bargain compared to the Voigtländer and SLRmagic.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.