7Artisans 50mm f/1.8 Lens Announced (for EOS M, $89)

7artisans 50mm

At a glance:

  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • Rounded 12-Blade Diaphragm

7Artisans announced the 7Artisans 50mm f/1.8 lens for EOS M and other mirrorless systems. The 7Artisans 50mm f/1.8 lens sells at $89:

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7artisans 50mm
7artisans 50mm

Canon Might Have a 50mm f/1.8 and a 28mm f/1.8 For The EOS R System On Their Agenda, Patent Suggests

50mm F/1.8

Canon patent application 2019-0113711 (USA) describes the optical formula for an RF 50mm f/1.8 and RF 28mm f/1.8 lens, both for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Focal length 48.50
F-number 1.85
Half angle of view (degrees) 24.04
Image height 21.64
Total lens length 95.00 
BF 15.80

Focal length 28.80
F-number 1.85
Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91
Image height 21.64
Total lens length 80.30 
BF 7.00 

It’s likely Canon will launch these non-L lenses sooner than later. Both are popular focal lengths on full frame, and it’s also likely Canon is set to offer some less expensive (aka budget) lenses for the EOS R system.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production in the next few years are these:

Source: Canon News

ZY Optics Launches Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III (Canon RF and other mounts)

Mitakon Speedmaster

At a glance:

  • Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z-Mount Full-Frame Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Four Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Ultra High Refraction Element
  • Stepless, Silent Aperture Control
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • 11-Blade Aperture
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.6′

ZY Optics released the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony FE mounts.

Press release:

ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III, designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras

Shenyang China, Apr 17, 2019 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) have released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras.
Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.
The new version III features a new optics design which offers a slightly more compact size and a better flare resistance. A carefully-designed 10 elements in 7 groups optics system with 1pc of HRI (High Refractive Index) & 5pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality.
An eleven-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused out-of-focus rendering (bokeh). The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.

Pricing & Availability
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). The Recommended Retail price (before tax) is USD 799/pc.

About ZY Optics
Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) is a leading Chinese camera lens & adapters manufacturer. We currently manufacture lenses and lens turbo adapters under the brand name of ‘Mitakon’ & ‘Zhongyi’.
For more information about Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company Limited and our products information, visit our official website http://www.zyoptics.net

Product Page
http://zyoptics.net/product/mitakon-speedmaster-50mm-f-0-95-iii/

Deal: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens – $369 (reg. $549, today only)

Rokinon 50mm

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′

Only for today (3/18/19) B&H Photo has the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $369. Compare at $549. Free shipping. Other mount options also discounted.

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