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Anyone down for Zyoptics' 42.5mm 1.2 lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by broody, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2013
  2. mh2000

    mh2000 Mu-43 Veteran

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  3. wushumr2

    wushumr2 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 20, 2013
    Hell yeah! Really interested in seeing how well it performs compared to a Pen-F 40mm 1.4, for instance.
     
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  4. TonyZhang

    TonyZhang Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 8, 2014
    New Zealand
    As long as the build quality is good and the optical quality wide open is sufficient, it's a steal.
     
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  5. dpaultx

    dpaultx Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 19, 2014
    North TX
    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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  6. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    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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  7. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

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    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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  8. dpaultx

    dpaultx Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 19, 2014
    North TX
    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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  9. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    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.
     
  10. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    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.