Today we are happy yo be the first website to publish this quick video of the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X Super Macro lens by ZY Optics that was officially announced just a week ago.
We still didn’t get our hands on this very interesting super macro lens (we hope to do so in the near future – as soon as ZY Optics will have a review sample ready for us).
The Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X – is the first (high) super macro lens which fits a large number of mounts (so far there was only 1:1 or 2:1 at most and of course Canon had its own solution and there were quite a few other ways to reach this high magnification – but more options is always a good thing.
A few things to note – the min working distance is 20 cm (7.8 inches) if the lens can give you 4.5x magnification at this distance it means that it is much more useful than other super macro lenses that we tested in the past (see below) which have a much closer focusing distance.
In the meantime here is some info about the lens from the company official press release:
|Lens type||Manual lens|
|Max Format size||Full Frame|
|Lens mount||Canon EF / Nikon F /
Sony A / Pentax K /
Sony E / Micro Four
Thirds / Fuji X
|Number of diaphragm blades||3|
|Minimum working distance||0.2m|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||4.5:1|
|Minimum Reproduction Ratio||4:1|
As for pricing – the lens is going to be very affordable at under $200.
We have covered the topic of Super Macro extensively on LensVid in the past and we highly recommend that you read (and watch) our “Nanoha 5X Lens Review and Introduction to Super Macro Photography article“.
Some images ZY Optics published with the lens (shot with a Canon 5D MKII):