Mitakon ZhongYi lens design adoption by other photo brands

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JayPhizzt Senior Member • Posts: 1,781
Re: Mitakon ZhongYi lens design adoption by other photo brands
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Aoi Usagi wrote:

This is not surprising. Most of those fast chinese lenses are old double gauss (Biotar/Planar) formula lenses that has been used for probably a century, but with a built in speedbooster/focal reducer at the back end. That's how they get those fast speeds and poor wide open image quality.

You obviously haven't used the Mitakon. Center sharpness is definitely good wide open and it also retains the contrast well. Corner sharpness is however poor, but that doesn't matter since you only do oof shots wide open anyway.

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