Review Lens: Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Canon

Lens Overview - Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2

A truly fast short telephoto prime designed for Canon EF mount cameras, the Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi pairs the bright maximum aperture with a portrait-length perspective for extensive focus control and enhanced low-light shooting. The optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements with four high refractive index elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions in order to achieve notable sharpness, even at wide apertures. Additionally, the lens features a manual focus design with a floating elements system, along with a de-clicked, silent aperture ring to benefit both still and video applications. Ideally suited for portraiture applications, the refined optical design, fast maximum aperture, and longer-than-normal perspective help to isolate subject matter and deliver a high degree of sharpness and clarity.

Portrait-length 85mm prime is compatible with full-frame Canon EF mount cameras, and can also be used with APS-C-sized sensors where it will provide a 136mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.2 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables extensive control over your focus position to benefit the use of selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
Two extra-low dispersion elements and four high refractive index elements help to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the aperture range for greater sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
Manual focus design utilizes a floating elements system to permit focusing on subjects as close as 3.3' away.
The focus confirmation chip enables the use of EOS DSLRs' focus confirmation feature for easier acknowledgement of sharp focus.
De-clicked, stepless aperture ring permits smooth, silent aperture adjustment to benefit video applications.
An 11-blade rounded diaphragm contributes a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus techniques.
All-metal lens barrel features printed depth of field and focus scales. Additionally, a metal lens mount also offers increased durability between the lens and camera.
UPC: 683203914628

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Latest Price



Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View29°
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Optical Design9 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Weight2.03 lb / 921 g

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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH $1040 $1600 2014Panasonic Medium
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $1215 $1869 2006Canon Medium - Telephoto
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23 MP
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9.84
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 45mm F1.2 PRO $780 $1200 2017Olympus Medium
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Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Canon M Save 30% 2016Samyang Wide - Medium
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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Canon M $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
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Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 Canon $650 $1000 2018Samyang Wide
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Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Sony E $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
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Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Micro 4/3 $233 $359 2014Mitakon Medium
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Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Pentax $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM $1495 $2300 2018Canon Medium
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22 MP
-2.2
0.2
2.95
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony FE $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
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Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM $1755 $2700 2019Canon Medium - Telephoto
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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 25mm F1.2 PRO $779 $1199 2016Olympus Wide
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14 MP
-1.2
0.2
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Lens Technical

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 CanonCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Name Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 CanonCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USMSamyang XP 50mm F1.2 Canon
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.2f/1.2f/1.2
Year 201520192018
Mount Type Canon EFCanon RFCanon EF
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $799$2700$950
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 858550
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Apr. 2015Feb. 2019Feb. 2018
Brand MitakonCanonSamyang


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