Cosina Will Soon Announce A Nokton 50mm f/1 For The RF Mount

NOKTON 50mm F/1

Good news for those looking to an ultra-fast prime lens for the EOS R camera system. A NOKTON 50mm f/1 aspherical lens is coming.

Cosina will soon release a NOKTON RF 50mm f/1 aspherical lens, along with other new prime lenses. Indeed, we expect 5 new lenses, these:

  • NOKTON 50mm F1 Aspherical RF-mount
  • NOKTON 35mm F0.9 Aspherical X-mount
  • NOKTON 55mm F1.2 SLIIs
  • ULTRON 27mm F2 X-mount Black
  • ULTRON 27mm F2 X-mount Silver

Here are the specifications for the NOKTON 50mm f/1 (thanks Mistral75):

Focal length50mm
Maximum aperture1:1
Minimum apertureF16
Lens configuration7 groups 9 elements
Angle of view48.0°
Number of diaphragm blades12
Shortest shooting distance0.45m
Maximum shooting magnification1:6.9
Maximum diameter x total lengthΦ79.3×64.0mm
Filter sizeΦ67mm
Lens hoodDedicated screw-in hood included
Aperture ringEquipped (manual aperture)
Electronic contactsAvailable
Exif informationCorrespondence
OtherSelective Aperture Control System

No specifications so far. All we know for the time being is that the new Cosina lenses will have electrical contacts to communicate with the camera. Moreover, a mechanical system is used for aperture interlocking, and an aperture switching mechanism for moving images is also present.

All upcoming Cosina lenses pictured below, click to enlarge.

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Today Only: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III – $479 (ref. $799, EF & RF mounts)

Speedmaster 50mm F/0.95

Only for today (10/6/2022) B&H Photo has a 40% discount on the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III, both RF and EF mount options. Please note: the EF mount version seems to be not the “III” version.

At a glance:

  • EF & RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Five Ultra Low Dispersion Elements
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Depth of Field and Distance Scales
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III on sale at $479 (compare at $799):

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Review (excellent value for money, ePhotozine)

RF 50mm F/1.8 STM Vs EF 50mm

The classic 50mm lens, the Nifty-Fifty, got a new incarnation with the inexpensive Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM for the EOS R system. Inexpensive but quite the performer.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

ePhotozine reviewed the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, and they seem to be rather fond of the lens. They praise many thing on this lens, as sharpness, no distortion, fast and precise focusing, and more. From their conclusion:

The standard 50mm lens, long neglected, has more recently seen a resurgence in popularity. It is easy to see why – relatively low cost, fast, bright maximum apertures, fast focusing, the lens that can be taken anywhere no matter how low the lighting and the one that delivers the goods.

Although, ideally, it would have been good to have weather resistance and the lens hood included as standard, let’s not be churlish as the lens remains excellent value for money and performs very well overall. To many zoom orientated photographers the fast 50mm can be something of a revelation.

Highly Recommended.

Read the review at ePhotozine…

It’s just a shame Canon asks $40 for the lens hood, a piece of plastics they could well deliver with the lens. More Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review stuff are listed here. This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review: The Best Prime Lens You Can Get?

Rf 50mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review. We know that the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is an outstanding lens, one in the “boutique lenses” collection to show what the EOS R and the RF mount are capable of.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

Peter McKinnon reviews the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L, and has no doubts that it is the “best prime lens. period“.

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF lenses: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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