Mitakon 35/0.95 - has anyone tried?

dhazeghi

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I've just found this out. Maybe I'm a little late, but I guess it's worth sharing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MITAKON-35mm-f-0-95-lens-for-Olympus-Panasonic-M4-3-OM-D-EM-5-E-P-PLGH-GX-GF-G-/251486577151?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a8dc4a1ff

It's a Mitakon (known for Lens Turbo) lens 35/0.95. That's fast! Has anyone tried that out?
I'd like to get one, but $700 is out of reach (for now).
I think for video it'd be great. For stills, I wouldn't expect miracles.

If you want that kind of performance for < $700, you might consider their Lens Turbo adapter (also marketed as the Zhongyi Lens Turbo) and a legacy 50/1.2. Should be possible for under $500. That said, 35 is sort of an odd focal length on m4/3 - longer than normal prime, but shorter than a traditional portrait telephoto.
 

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I've already got a Focal Reducer and I'm really fond of it. Works great with some legacy lenses I have, but the fastest I get is 1.8 (1.4 with FR). Now I'm hoping to get Cyclops 85/1.5 and try it on :) It'd work around f1.1.

I agree on that 35 mm focal length - I don't have an urgent need to use one. It might be good for some close-ups though.
 

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I wouldn't be so quick to write off their performance...look at what you can get from Samyang for relatively cheap! I'd be interesting to hear what people say about this...it's too big/too heavy/not crazy about the FL for me...but...who knows...maybe they'll come out with something else that might be interesting. :D Always nice to have superfast options. :D
 

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It'd be a perfect lens for Nikon 1 though, at only ~20x the price of a 35mm 1.7 CCTV lens.
 
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