Big, Fast And Heavy - Mitacon For E-Mount
If thou hast a Sony E-mount camera and wouldst see in the dark, hie thee hence and look at the Mitacon f:0.95 lens that has just arrived.
It be called the 50mm f:0.95 Speedmaster and presenteth itself in what may well be the most imaginative case we have yet seen. Even the Japanese - normally the masters of packaging - have not done something as artistic as this. Definitely not a cardboard box that you toss in the bin...
The lens itself is well-built. It is of the HLS design and features an aperture ring without click stops - I think this is deliberate so as to allow easier use during video work. The focusing mechanism is slow, but steady.
The price is moderate, considering the remarkably large maximum aperture of 0.95. Combined with the sort of extended ISO capability of some of he Sony cameras, this should make low-light shooting even more practical.
In-store right now. (Available here) Videographers please take note.