The Mitakon 28mm f/5.6 is a Low cost Recreation of a Leica Summaron

Mitakon 28mm f:5.6

Chinese language lens producer Zhong Yi Optics has introduced the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens, a $299 recreation of the Leica Summaron M 28mm f/5.6 which the corporate says has a “trustworthy adherence to the unique lens traits whereas sustaining an reasonably priced worth for photographers”.

Whereas solely hands-on experiences will say for certain how carefully the Mitakon lens compares to the unique Leica Summaron model, Zhong Yi Optics says the brand new lens boasts a compact and light-weight design that’s excellent for photographers who carry their cameras (and lenses) with them in all places they go, in addition to making it a great alternative for Leica shooters because it has rangefinder coupling assist that permits exact give attention to Leica techniques.

This considerably extra reasonably priced model of the M 28mm f/5.6 lens (the unique Leica version costs over $3,000) is suitable with a number of digicam mount varieties together with the Leica M, Fujifilm X and G, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Pansonic Lumix L, and Sony E, permitting entry to a far higher vary of techniques than the unique it’s primarily based on.


The physique of the Mitakon 28mm f/5.6 lens is constructed with “sturdy metallic” and features a small knob on the main target ring to reinforce the usability of the compact lens for extra customers by offering a smoother, extra correct, and seamless focus adjustment.

The lens is constructed of eight parts organized in seven teams, with one being an extra-low dispersion ingredient to enhance picture high quality and ship sharp particulars throughout the entire picture with minimal area curvature. The 130-gram (0.29 pound) lens measures 51 millimeters by 44 millimeters (2.01 inches by 1.73 inches) and options an aperture vary of f/5.6 to f/22. It additionally has a most area of view of 76 levels and a filter thread dimension of 37mm.

The corporate says the handbook lens has been designed with portability and ease of use in thoughts for customers, with an extremely light-weight and compact dimension to make it a simple addition to photographers kits who wish to journey gentle. With a most replica ratio of 0.11x, the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 is right for a number of capturing kinds together with avenue pictures, landscapes, and occasion work/photojournalism, the place mobility and ease of use are critically vital.

Under are some pattern photos captured utilizing the Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens;

The Zhong Yi Optics Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens is obtainable immediately from the corporate’s on-line retailer in silver or black for $299

Picture credit: Zhong Yi Optics