Two New APS-C E-mount Lenses from Zhongyi Optics

zhongyi 24mm 42mm e-mount photokina

Zhongyi Optics Mitakon 42mm and 24mm for APS-C E-mount Cameras


Zhongyi Optics introduced two new lenses designed for the E-mount APS-C sensor (a6000, a5100, a5000, and NEX cameras) at Photokina 2014. The first is the Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 which translates to an EFOV of a 36mm lens on the APS-C. The Mitakon 24mm is attractively priced at $289. The second lens is a Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens which converts to 63mm on the APS-C sensor. The Mitakon 42mm is priced at $359. Both lenses are manual focus and provide a relatively large aperture for excellent low light shots. Both are very light and compact, perfect travel lenses.

Below are specs and sample images from the new Zhongyi Mitakon lenses.


zhongyi 24mm 42mm e-mount photokina
zhongyi 24mm 42mm e-mount photokina

Zhongyi Optics Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 for APS-C E-mount Cameras



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Sony A7s (Crop Mode) Samples from Zhongyi Optics Mitakon 24mm f/1.7


Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 Lens Specifications
  • Lens type Manual lens
  • Max Format size APS-C
  • Focal length 24 mm
  • Lens mount Sony E
  • Aperture
    • Maximum aperture F1.7
    • Minimum aperture F22.0
  • Aperture ring Yes
  • Number of diaphragm blades 12
  • Optics
    • Elements 9
    • Groups 8
  • Minimum focus 0.15 m
  • Distance scale Yes
  • Physical Characteristics
    • Weight 8.7 oz (246 g)
    • Diameter Ø2.4 in (Ø61.5 mm)
    • Length 2.2 in (55 mm)
  • Colour Black / Silver
  • Filter thread 49 mm

zhongyi 24mm 42mm e-mount photokina
zhongyi 24mm 42mm e-mount photokina

Zhongyi Optics Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 for APS-C E-mount Cameras


Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens Specifications
  • Lens type Manual lens
  • Max Format size APS-C
  • Focal length 42.5 mm
  • Lens mount Sony E
  • Aperture
    • Maximum aperture F1.2
    • Minimum aperture F16.0
  • Aperture ring Yes
  • Number of diaphragm blades 9
  • Optics
    • Elements 9
    • Groups 7
  • Minimum focus 0.45 m
  • Distance scale Yes
  • Physical Characteristics
    • Weight 11 oz (310 g)
    • Diameter Ø2.4 in (Ø60 mm)
    • Length 2.1 in (52.5 mm(
  • Colour Black / Silver
  • Filter thread 49 mm

Press Release from Zhongyi Optics

Zhongyi Optics Announces Two New Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras in Photokina 2014

New 42.5mm f/1.2 & 24mm f/1.7 with Sony E / M43 / Fuji X mounts available in Photokina

Shenyang China, Sept 14, 2014 – Shenyang Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics), a leading Chinese manufacturer of camera lenses, has unveiled two fast prime lenses for mirrorless camera users.

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens features an incredibly fast aperture of f/1.2, making it ideally suited for low-light conditions shooting, greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery. Designed for the use with an APS-C-sized camera sensor, the lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length of nearly 64mm. Above features provide an excellent portrait shooting solution for mirrorless cameras users. The lens also houses with 7 elements in 9 groups of optical lenses to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness.

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 Lens is a fast prime wide-angle lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it ideally suited for everyday shooting applications. The fast f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails greater control over the focus position for shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The 0.15m ultra close minimum focus distance benefit users in image composition. The lens incorporates 9 elements in 8 groups with ED lenses in order to minimize chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy. The compact size (55mm x 61.5mm) and light-weight (246g) of the lens also make it perfect for mirrorless camera users.

Both of above lenses comes with Sony E, Micro four thirds and Fuji X mounts. It will be available for trial in the booth of ZY Optics in Photokina 2014. (Hall 5.1, booth K-049)

Pricing and Availability

Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 & Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 will be available in this winter at ZY optics authorized resellers and at the new official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). Pre-order will start in the end of Sept in our official website. The recommended retail price of 42.5mm f/1.2 will be at USD 359 and 24mm f/1.7 will be at USD 289. Both lenses are priced at a highly affordable price to make these excellent lenses available for every mirrorless camera user.

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