Top 5 Mitakon Lenses

#1 - Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 'Pro' (Mark II)


The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 'Pro' (Mark II) is a dream lens for many photographers. It delivers unique-looking pictures with a narrow depth of field and wide background. The sturdy build quality and the smooth focus ring make it a joy to use, although the lens is on the heavier side. The lens provides sharp images with good bokeh, but has some weaknesses in image quality, particularly on contrasting edges.


  • Unique image quality with a narrow depth of field and distinct bokeh
  • Sturdy build quality and smooth focus ring
  • Sharp images with good bokeh
  • Ideal for creating stunning pictures


  • Heavy
  • Weaknesses in image quality on contrasting edges and at wider apertures
  • Distortion, vignetting, and strong flaring
  • Not as impressive on APS-C cameras

#2 - Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 Mark 'ii'


The Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 Mark 'ii' is a fast lens that lets in a huge amount of light, yielding very fast shutter speeds and strongly out-of-focus backgrounds. It is small, portable, well-built, and much lighter than its original version. It delivers very usable image quality, excellent sharpness at wide apertures, and smooth bokeh. The lens is a great option for those who are comfortable with manual focus and want to capture very beautiful images with a narrow depth of field.


  • Excellent image quality at wide apertures
  • Very sharp results in the middle
  • Smooth, beautiful bokeh
  • Small, portable, and well-built


  • Vignetting and distortion noticeable at wide apertures
  • Close-up image quality a bit soft at f/0.95
  • No lens hood supplied

#3 - M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 IS


The OM system 150-600mm lens is heavy and large, but provides excellent reach and close-up capabilities. It offers sharpness and smooth bokeh, but has a high price tag.


  • Excellent reach and close-up capabilities
  • Sharpness at wider apertures
  • Smooth and non-distracting bokeh


  • Heavy and large
  • High price compared to similar lenses on other mounts
  • Softness at 600mm

#4 - Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8


The Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5x Super Macro lens is a versatile option for macro photography, offering a great working distance and high build quality. However, it has limited image quality at wider apertures and is difficult to use at higher magnifications. It is a specialized lens for serious macro photographers or those looking to experiment with unique shots.


  • Great working distance
  • High build quality
  • Versatile magnification range
  • Optional macro flash accessory for even lighting


  • Limited image quality at wider apertures
  • Difficult to use at higher magnifications
  • Manual lens with no autofocus

#5 - Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Mark III


The New Mitakon 'Speedmaster' 50mm f/0.95 Mark III is a solid manual focus lens with good build quality and improved focus ring precision. It has minimal improvements over the Mark II version, with better flare control and contrast. The bokeh is unique but the lens has some optical issues, particularly at closer working distances and in the corners at wider apertures.


  • Solid build quality
  • Improved focus ring precision
  • Better flare control and contrast
  • Classic 'Speedmaster' look and feel


  • Optical issues at closer working distances and in the corners at wider apertures
  • Difficulties with moving subjects due to manual focus
  • Unique bokeh may not be appealing to all photographers