Enagdget asks: “Photographers, tell us your thoughts about the Nikon Z6”. Check out their comment system 🙂
This is an excerpt from a Sima Q&A posted by Imaging Resource:
William Brawley: I have another question: Have there been any plans to make lenses in Canon RF or the Nikon Z-mount?
Kazuto Yamaki: We are still checking their systems, and it’s a bit too early to make comment. But right now, we’re checking the compatibility between our lenses and their mount adapter. We already know that it works almost perfectly, but in some specific settings and [for some] operations, our lens does not work perfectly [with their adapter yet], like continuous burst mode…
Dave Etchells: …and some particular focus settings, or whatever.
Kazuto Yamaki: Yeah, yeah. So our software engineer is now checking all the details, and if he finds some minor issues, we’ll solve it.
Dave Etchells: Yeah, you solve it and you do a firmware update on the lens to fix that.
Kazuto Yamaki: Right. But at the same time, we are looking at their system.
In a recently released Dpreview interview Tamron said this confirmed they are working on makin Z-mount autofocus lenses:
Yes, we’re also looking at that area. We have to do a lot of research and development into the reverse engineering, because they don’t disclose the details of their systems, so it’s a really hard job for us.
Life+Guard launched these two new covers for the Nikon Z system. On top you see the Nordic Titanium cover and below the Martix Black cover:
ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III, designed for Nikon Z
Shenyang China, Apr 17, 2019 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) have released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras.
Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.
The new version III features a new optics design which offers a slightly more compact size and a better flare resistance. A carefully-designed 10 elements in 7 groups optics system with 1pc of HRI (High Refractive Index) & 5pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality.
An eleven-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused out-of-focus rendering (bokeh). The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.
Pricing & Availability
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). The Recommended Retail price (before tax) is USD 799/pc.
About ZY Optics
Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) is a leading Chinese camera lens & adapters manufacturer. We currently manufacture lenses and lens turbo adapters under the brand name of ‘Mitakon’ & ‘Zhongyi’.
For more information about Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company Limited and our products information, visit our official website http://www.zyoptics.net