Mitakon Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6 Launched – Affordable GFX / XCD Mount Lens

Mitakon Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6 Launched - Affordable GFX / XCD Mount Lens

Mitakon has released an affordable medium-format lens for the FUJIFILM GFX and Hasselblad XCD systems. The Mitakon Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6 is a manual-focus lens with a 9-blade diaphragm, which sells for less than $600. Let’s take a look!

Mitakon is a brand under the Chinese company ZhongYi, specializing in manual lenses at affordable prices. On this occasion, they introduce the Mitakon Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6, a versatile lens with a large aperture that allows capturing images in low-light situations and with a good amount of bokeh for those looking for blurry backgrounds. Its focal length (around 63mm full-frame equivalent) makes it a versatile option for everyday filming and photography situations. 

The lens is available in GFX and XCD mounts. – Source: ZhongYi

Lens Overview

The Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6 has a filter thread of 77mm and features an optics system with ten elements in 6 groups. The lens has 4pcs of HRI (High Refractive Index) and 1pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) to minimize chromatic aberrations. Mitakon ensures it meets the demands of medium format sensors thanks to its clarity and accuracy in rendering details. The lens features a rounded nine-blade diaphragm that will give users a diffused out-of-focus rendering when shooting at wide apertures.

Finally, the lens is made of metal and weighs 850g (1.87 lbs) in the GFX version and 900g (1.98 lbs) in the XCD version. It also features a built-in retractable lens hood, which is convenient for those like me who always lose the hood in some bag. 

The lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.6 and a minimum focus distance of 50cm (19.6in). – Source: ZhongYi.

Mitakon Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6 specs

  • Focal Length: 80mm
  • Aperture: Maximum: f/1.6, Minimum: f/22
  • Camera Mount Type: Fujifilm G, Hasselblad XCD
  • Format Compatibility: Medium Format
  • Angle of View: 38.5°
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.26x
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 50 cm (19.6in)
  • Elements/Groups: 10 Elements in 6 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Filter Thread: 77 mm
  • Dimensions (DxL): 83x 83.2mm (32.7in x 32.8in)
  • Weight: GFX: 850g (1.87lbs)   XCD: 900g (1.98lbs)

Price and availability

The Mitakon Speedmaster 80mm f/1.6 is now available to order for $599 for the FUJIFILM GFX and Hasselblad XCD systems. 

What do you think of this new lens for the GFX and XCD mounts? Have you used Mitakon lenses previously? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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