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09-04-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Chinese Mitakon PK-A f2 85mm

Just spotted a discussion on about an interesting new lens coming from China. I doesn't look very attractive but the price does.

Lens spec.:
* Focal length: 85mm
* Angle of view: 28.5
* Lens Construction: six elements six groups, Double Gaussian
* Minimum Aperture: F22
* Minimum Focus Distance: 0.85m
* Filter Diameter: 52mm
* Size: 64 (diameter) 58 (length) mm
* Weight: 270 grams
* Price: approximate $80 USD
Images linked from Chinese forum

Apparently the normal version is black and this silver version is the pre-order special.

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09-04-2010, 11:48 PM   #3
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looks pretty decent IMO. has it's strong points like bokeh, contrast and punchy color. very good subject isolation. it has a pretty interesting aperture blade shape which could influence the way how OOF blur is rendered (not just OOF highlights). I see that it's a PK/A, so that would be of luxury and benefit. for that price, it is very good for those who missed out something at that focal length. IMO, it works primarily as a portraiture lens. kinda look different on how it renders compared to other 85.

although I don't like the actual user sample images that look like shit. I'm still waiting for any impressive portraiture work done by owners.
09-05-2010, 02:43 AM   #4
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btw there's also talk about a 2/35mm and if I understood right it will be capable of 1:1 macro?


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