Mitakon ZhongYi lens design adoption by other photo brands

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Mitakon ZhongYi lens design adoption by other photo brands
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Probably most of Fuji X shooters know about Mitakon ZhongYi manual focusing lens due to fast aperture F0.95 SPEEDMASTER series (and their most famous 35mm F0.95 mark II lens)

Another known fact is - negative story of exploiting of Meyer Optik Görlitz brand name by re-branding optics of $600 Mitakon 35mm F0.95 mark II and selling that lens as "Made in Germany" for $3000 (not to be confused with newest owner of that lens brand)

And the latest known appearance of Mitakon 35mm F0.95 mark II optical design - are mechanically redesigned Risespray 35mm F0.95, and 7Artisans 35mm F0.95 lens on market, that have optics looking exactly like Mitakon and having similar optical performance. However in this case it's looks like a positive story, because that lens have noticeably lower price - $250 - $300.

I was not completely sure about Risespray/7Artisans adoption of Mitakons optical formula, because can't find exact design picture of Mitakon 35mm F0.95 mkII. But today I discovered another connection - adoption of Mitakon 50mm F0.95 optical design.

Here's design picture from MX camera site, for Mitakon 50mm F0.95 lens (one of older versions):

And here's design of 7Artisans 50mm F1.05 lens they post on official site. Looks very close to Mitakon's optics, probably one of latest versions with improved formula:

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