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Mitakon 135mm F/1.4, does it actually exist?
  
 
azenis
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Mitakon 135mm F/1.4, does it actually exist?


So the lens supposedly shipped more than a year ago (some time early 2016). However, except a few official shots and the ones provided by DPR, I have yet to see a single review/shots made.

I was discussing a few fast lenses option longer than 85mm with a friend a few days back and we talked about it briefly. However, the lack of information on the ever great WWW actually got me thinking, was the lens a vaporware?

If not, has anyone on FM got it? How's the performance? Any sample shots to share?

From DPR shots, it shows well controlled CA albeit lacking a bit of contrast WO.



Jul 28, 2017 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Mitakon 135mm F/1.4, does it actually exist?


I shot with it at PhotoPlus Expo. The reason no one has it is because they only made 100 of them.

It's absolutely absurdly large, and very difficult to focus because the focus ring is enormous. Also has a long MFD of 1.5m. Here's one quick shot I took with it.








Jul 28, 2017 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Mitakon 135mm F/1.4, does it actually exist?


Thanks Jman, I think I saw your pics during my research.

This lens is surely approaching unicorn status. Tried all search engines and turned up empty on user reports. Rarer than few unicorn lenses like Konica 60mm F1.2 or even the legendary Zeiss 50mm F0.7 (not in q'ty, but in results available)

I dug a bit deeper into it. Mitakon is still taking order on a Made-to-Order basis because a few key glass elements cost upward of 2000USD for Mitakon to get them.



Jul 29, 2017 at 01:03 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Mitakon 135mm F/1.4, does it actually exist?


azenis wrote:
Thanks Jman, I think I saw your pics during my research.

This lens is surely approaching unicorn status. Tried all search engines and turned up empty on user reports. Rarer than few unicorn lenses like Konica 60mm F1.2 or even the legendary Zeiss 50mm F0.7 (not in q'ty, but in results available)

I dug a bit deeper into it. Mitakon is still taking order on a Made-to-Order basis because a few key glass elements cost upward of 2000USD for Mitakon to get them.


Where did you place your order?



Sep 28, 2017 at 05:53 AM







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