Anyone down for Zyoptics' 42.5mm 1.2 lens?

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Hell yeah! Really interested in seeing how well it performs compared to a Pen-F 40mm 1.4, for instance.
 

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Wow . . . The 24mm f/1.7 for $289 in a M4/3 mount is particularly interesting. It's difficult to find an old 24mm 2.8 manual lens in an OM mount for that price, and the Mitakon won't need an adapter. Manual aperture ring and a twelve blade diaphragm should make for some great bokeh. Sign me up.

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Wow . . . The 24mm f/1.7 for $289 in a M4/3 mount is particularly interesting. It's difficult to find an old 24mm 2.8 manual lens in an OM mount for that price, and the Mitakon won't need an adapter. Manual aperture ring and a twelve blade diaphragm should make for some great bokeh. Sign me up.

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Really? The Oly 25mm f/1.8 can be had for about $350 new, including shipping (eBay link). It's received rave reviews, is tiny, and auto-focuses. You really wouldn't pay $60 over the Mikaton for that?
 

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Rather just shoot my Oly 45/1.8... but I am not ultra fast/shallow lens shooter.
I love the O45, but sometimes you need more isolation than it can provide for environmental portraits. Behemoths like the Noktons and Nocticron never seemed like a good fit for M43 for me, they're rather exotic tools only suited for pros and hardcore enthusiasts. This one is about as small as the Olympus; it immediately invalidates the consideration to go for a larger system... if it's good enough. And most of Zyoptics' fast glass is really, really good.
 

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Really? The Oly 25mm f/1.8 can be had for about $350 new, including shipping (eBay link). It's received rave reviews, is tiny, and auto-focuses. You really wouldn't pay $60 over the Mikaton for that?
Well, the stated $289 for the Mitakon is MSRP and by the time it actually hits the street, and much less eBay, I suspect the price will be well under $200, the Oly 25mm doesn't have a manual aperture ring, and I have no problems whatsoever with manual focus.

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Looking around, the Minolta 24 2.8 (Leica collaboration) is around 275-300 street price, so not sure why you are only looking at OM mount. The Vivitar 24 2.8 (also a great performer for the price) is substantially cheaper. However, this will be about a stop and a half faster.
 

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Well, the stated $289 for the Mitakon is MSRP and by the time it actually hits the street, and much less eBay, I suspect the price will be well under $200, the Oly 25mm doesn't have a manual aperture ring, and I have no problems whatsoever with manual focus.

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Not sure I'm quite as optimistic on the street price, but yes, it should get lower than MSRP. There are certainly people for whom the distance scale, real manual focus ring and aperture ring will be more than enough to make it a great choice.
 
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