Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Speedmaster Mark II Fujifilm First Look

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Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Speedmaster Mark II Fujifilm First Look:

Today’s going to be a quick post.  I just received this, so I haven’t really tried it yet but I’m super excited about it, and thought I’d post something real quick just to let all of you know what is coming up.  This is the Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Speedmaster Mark II for the Fujifilm X Series.  It’s been out for a while now but quite honestly, bokeh was getting a little old for me haha :).  But I’m back in the bokeh world, and with an aperture of f0.95, I’ll be getting some serious shallow depth of field.  With such a fast maximum aperture, you would think that this lens would be huge but it’s surprisingly very compact.  It’s around the size of my XF 35mm f1.4.  At $599, it’s also priced the same.

Overall, the Mitakon 35mm f0.95 feels very well built.  It’s super solid, and seems to put my XF 35mm f1.4 to shame in this department :).  The focus ring is very smooth, and offers a dampened feel, which is important in this case because the Mitakon 35mm f0.95 is only manual focus.  It also has a de-clicked aperture ring, which some may or may not like.  The aperture ring is very smooth as well though.  The lens is surprisingly heftier than I thought it would be.  I actually love the weight of this lens.  It’s not heavy; it just feels right.  The lens also looks great, and comes in either black or silver.  It kind of reminds me of a Leica lens.  Here are a few pics.  By the way, even the box has a nice weight to it.

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So, I will post a few pics from it soon.  I also have my Billingham Hadley One review that I am almost finished with, so it’ll be posted up.  In addition to the Hadley One review, there are a few others lined up.  I’m hoping to get the 28mm Summaron f5.6 soon as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments… add one

  • Mahesh

    Fab, look forward to this review. By the way Patrick, i settled with an XA3 and got a 27/2.8 for now. Kit lens is good but I like small primes (or bit bigger if they are f1.2 or more) I have also tried out 56/1.2 apd which I will buy this year. Have always thought of getting this mitakon so this review will be timely, thanks!

    • Patrick

      Thanks Mahesh!

      It’s great to hear from you! The XA3 is a great camera. I absolutely love the 27mm. It’s actually one of my favorites. The APD is magic. I bought mine a while ago, and never grow tired of it. The Mitakon is really cool. So far it’s been fun to shoot with and it feels so solid! I’m going to write a big review for it but I’ll post some pics with it soon. I hope you’re enjoying your new camera set up!

      Best,

      Patrick

  • Jed Orme

    Hello Patrick,

    Also looking forward to reading what you have to say about this quite interesting looking & sounding lens. With my X-pro2, I opted for the new 35mm f/2 lens, but this might be a worthy companion to it when AF & WR aren’t needed. Also something to use when I’m wanting to replicate my prior Leica rangefinder experience, but still getting the benefits of focus magnification & peaking provided by Fuji X for my aging eyes.

    Jed

    • Patrick

      Thanks Jed!

      So far, I am really enjoying this lens! The focus ring is so smooth. It’s a joy to manipulate. It’s also a very solid feeling lens. The focusing at f0.95 is actually easier than I thought it would be as well. I’m currently in the market for new studio strobes but I’m still mighty tempted to buy the Mitakon, and maybe use it to compliment my XF 35mm f1.4. Thanks for stopping by!

      Best,

      Patrick

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