The Mitakon 28mm f/5.6 is a Cheap Recreation of a Leica Summaron

Mitakon 28mm f:5.6

Chinese language lens producer Zhong Yi Optics has introduced the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens, a $299 recreation of the Leica Summaron M 28mm f/5.6 which the corporate says has a “trustworthy adherence to the unique lens traits whereas sustaining an reasonably priced value for photographers”.

Whereas solely hands-on experiences will say for certain how carefully the Mitakon lens compares to the unique Leica Summaron model, Zhong Yi Optics says the brand new lens boasts a compact and light-weight design that’s superb for photographers who carry their cameras (and lenses) with them all over the place they go, in addition to making it a great alternative for Leica shooters because it has rangefinder coupling assist that allows exact deal with Leica programs.

This considerably extra reasonably priced model of the M 28mm f/5.6 lens (the unique Leica version costs over $3,000) is suitable with a number of digicam mount sorts together with the Leica M, Fujifilm X and G, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Pansonic Lumix L, and Sony E, permitting entry to a far higher vary of programs than the unique it’s based mostly on.


The physique of the Mitakon 28mm f/5.6 lens is constructed with “sturdy metallic” and features a small knob on the main target ring to boost the usability of the compact lens for extra customers by offering a smoother, extra correct, and seamless focus adjustment.

The lens is constructed of eight components organized in seven teams, with one being an extra-low dispersion component to enhance picture high quality and ship sharp particulars throughout the entire picture with minimal area curvature. The 130-gram (0.29 pound) lens measures 51 millimeters by 44 millimeters (2.01 inches by 1.73 inches) and options an aperture vary of f/5.6 to f/22. It additionally has a most area of view of 76 levels and a filter thread measurement of 37mm.

The corporate says the handbook lens has been designed with portability and ease of use in thoughts for customers, with an extremely light-weight and compact measurement to make it a simple addition to photographers kits who wish to journey gentle. With a most replica ratio of 0.11x, the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 is good for a number of capturing kinds together with road pictures, landscapes, and occasion work/photojournalism, the place mobility and ease of use are critically essential.

Beneath are some pattern photos captured utilizing the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens;

The Zhong Yi Optics Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens is on the market immediately from the corporate’s on-line retailer in silver or black for $299

Picture credit: Zhong Yi Optics

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