Zhongyi, our favorite Chinese manufacturer of cheap, fast Mitakon glass has announced two new lenses. If extremely wide-open lenses are your speed, Zhongyi also announced the 42.5mm f1.2. The lens comes at a $359 bargain and for their money users will get a 64mm equivalent focal length that’s perfect for portraits and street photography.
Zhongyi also announced the Mitakon 24mm f1.7, a purely manual lens that offers users a 35mm equivalent focal length for just $289. The lens is also nice and compact, containing 9 elements in 8 groups including an ED lens to minimize chromatic aberrations.
Both of the new lenses will be coming in Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount, and Micro Four Thirds formats. The Mitakon 42.5mm f1.2 and Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 will be available for pre-orders on Zhongyi official site this September. Zhongyi expects the two lenses will begin shipping out later this winter. In the meantime, check out more specs and images after the jump.