Mitakon is getting ready to release a new and improved version of its Speedmaster 50mm f.0.95 lens and now we’ve got our first look at it. Sony Alpha Rumors got its dibs on an image of the lens entitled the “Dark Knight Pro edition.” Along with the slightly silly name this prime lens for full frame Sony E-mount cameras features a new lens coating to improve image quality.
The lens has also been slightly tuned with a larger 67mm filter tread, a significant increase from the 58mm on the original lens. Meanwhile, Mitakon has promised the new bayonet hood will help prevent light flare and improve performance when backlighting your subject, such as shooting your model in front of the sun to create the golden halo effect.
The Dark Knight Pro edition will effectively replace the original version of the Mitakon 50mm f0.95, which you can still pick up for $899. The new variant should cost about the same and it’s a surprisingly affordable price considering SLR Magic’s Noktor 50mm f0.95 HyperPrime racks in at $1,199.