ZY Optics releases the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

Jopa

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slclick said:
The Mod at C anon W atch says it's a highly specialized lens for scientific and industrial needs. Yeah, and I have a container of CANONINC 50mm lenses to sell you.
I just bought 12 CANONINC lenses, 7 bucks each, going to stack them into one super duper macro. The manual says it's doable...
 

slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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Jopa said:
slclick said:
The Mod at C anon W atch says it's a highly specialized lens for scientific and industrial needs. Yeah, and I have a container of CANONINC 50mm lenses to sell you.
I just bought 12 CANONINC lenses, 7 bucks each, going to stack them into one super duper macro. The manual says it's doable...

Best post of the hour.
 

cayenne

EOS R6
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Mar 28, 2012
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yorgasor said:
chrysoberyl said:
yorgasor said:
Chaitanya said:
whats the working distance of this lens like? with Mp-e 65 its hardly 10cms and lighting is quite difficult to achieve, cant imagine how hard it will be to light subject with this glass.

Spec sheet says:
Minimum working distance 0.2m

I assume that's the maximum focus? I can't imagine getting 4.5x magnification at 20cm. I ordered the lens, as this is a topic I've been very interested in. I'd like to see what kind of snowflake photos I can get with this.

The price really is $199?

That's what I paid for mine. Well, I also paid $20 shipping. I think there was a free or cheaper option that might get through customs within 3 weeks or so, but I haven't always been lucky with those shipping methods with other foreign sellers.

So..what's your thoughts on this lens? Worth the money? Good images? Sharpness?

I just got myself some macro rails for shooting this year and while I have the canon 100L macro and tubes for it, I'd maybe like something a bit stronger too, and if this is *BANG* for the buck, I'd like to maybe try it...

Thanks in advance,

cayenne
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
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"Received" mine 2 days after I left for trip. Paid for the expedited shipping so it'd arrive before the trip :(

Well, now I'm back and I have the lens.

Quick summary:

-there's not much glass on this
-it focuses darn close to lens, but not as close as I was expecting based on my tube-experience. Must try with tubes too

Not commenting on quality yet, just did couple tests handheld with speedlite OCF on manual.
 

tpatana

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Nov 1, 2012
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Couple pics from the first tries (still handheld).

What's the object on first one?

And interesting bokeh on the second one.

(both fairly heavily cropped)
 

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tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
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Took picture of my 70-200, the back edge just where paint ends and mount begins. To bare eye there's couple tiny nicks on the paint. Mitakon makes it look worse.

Not cropped:
 

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cayenne

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tpatana said:
Took picture of my 70-200, the back edge just where paint ends and mount begins. To bare eye there's couple tiny nicks on the paint. Mitakon makes it look worse.

Not cropped:


WOW!!!
So, you're really liking the lens?
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
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cayenne said:
tpatana said:
Took picture of my 70-200, the back edge just where paint ends and mount begins. To bare eye there's couple tiny nicks on the paint. Mitakon makes it look worse.

Not cropped:


WOW!!!
So, you're really liking the lens?

The big problem is what to shoot.
 

cayenne

EOS R6
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Mar 28, 2012
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tpatana said:
cayenne said:
tpatana said:
Took picture of my 70-200, the back edge just where paint ends and mount begins. To bare eye there's couple tiny nicks on the paint. Mitakon makes it look worse.

Not cropped:


WOW!!!
So, you're really liking the lens?

The big problem is what to shoot.


Well, as you are able to find fitting subjects, please keep posting to this thread!!

Thank you!!

C
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
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CanonFanBoy said:
tpatana said:
cayenne said:
tpatana said:
Took picture of my 70-200, the back edge just where paint ends and mount begins. To bare eye there's couple tiny nicks on the paint. Mitakon makes it look worse.

Not cropped:
WOW!!!
So, you're really liking the lens?

The big problem is what to shoot.

Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Hmm... I live only 2 hour drive from the border. Worth considering...
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
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With 12mm tube. Not cropped.
 

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cayenne

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OH man...this is tempting.

I just got the canon 11-24L.....need to save my pennies and wait till I have time to devote to playing with and learning extreme macro...

But wow...the images for THIS price....tempting....

C
 
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