Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X Super Macro Lens Demo

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
Focal length 20mm
Lens mount Canon EF / Nikon F /
Sony A / Pentax K /
Sony E / Micro Four
Thirds / Fuji X
Maximum aperture F2
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 3
Elements 6
Groups 4
Minimum working distance 0.2m
Infinity Focus N
Manual Focus Y
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 4.5:1
Minimum Reproduction Ratio 4:1
Weight 230g
Diameter 62 mm
Length 60 mm
Colour Black
Filter thread N

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):

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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