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Mitakon Creator 35mm F2

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1 8,387 Fri June 17, 2016
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Mitakon Creator 35mm F2

Mitakon Creator 35mm F2
Mitakon Creator 35mm F2
Mitakon Creator 35mm F2
Mitakon Creator 35mm F2


The Mitakon 35mm F2 is a fast, manual focus wide-angle lens on full-frame/normal lens on aps-C.

Mitakon Creator 35mm F2
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
Yes (no A setting)
Manual, 9 blades (rounded)
7 elements, 5 groups
Mount Variant
Check camera compatibility
Max. Aperture
Min. Aperture
Min. Focus
25 cm
Max. Magnification
Filter Size
55 mm
Internal Focus
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 45 ° / 38 °
Full frame: 63 ° / 54 °
Lens Cap
Weather Sealing
Other Features
Diam x Length
68x65 mm (2.7x2.6 in.)
310 g (11 oz.)
Production Years
(in production)
$149 USD current price
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Registered: December, 2011
Location: HArtford CT
Posts: 46
Lens Review Date: June 17, 2016 I can recommend this lens: No | Price: $160.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: Bokeh
Cons: Completely Manual - Aperture stopdown mechanism could improve usaeability
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 5    Value: 7    Camera Used: K1   

Yes I bought it. Bought it before I bought the Pentax DFA 28-105, so now I don't really have a mission for this lens. The lens is reasonably sharp - which of course will depend on your ability to obtain proper focus manually- the camera will confirm focus with a beep. The tricky part is then stopping down (assumption) to take your shot without moving the focus ring. I gave handling a low 5 precisely because of this. I did not observe any negative attributes in the optics. This lens seems to be more about meeting technical requirements for optics rather than "creator" comforts.

If your workflow involves a tripod and buckets of time to compose your shot this lens may work very well for you. Because of the completely manual features you indeed become the Creator - cant blame automation here. Rest assured focus and exposure will be precisely what you set them at - nothing will change unexpectedly during exposure.

The lens is heavy and well machined. Focusing ring is smooth and precise as well as the aperture ring. I should mention here there is no communication between the camera and lens - no aperture coupling. You may open the lens fully to focus and frame your shot but if you want to shoot at a lower aperture you have to set that lower aperture before exposure.

This is a lens for artists , not for snapshooters. Photo below was shot with the Mitakon right after I unboxed it - Pentax lens is just being a model here. Only sharpening and crop was applied to the Raw image. Pic was shot with the lens wide open at f2 from about 2 feet using LiveView on the K1. Beautiful bokeh
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