Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released the Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 III is now available for a recommended retail price of $399. The Mitakon 17mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture for working in low-light conditions. Similar to their 25mm f/0.95, the new lens also affords a great degree of control over the dramatic depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus and 3-dimensional image. It can focus as close as 30cm (11.8 inches).
The new 17mm f/0.95 lens features 12 elements in 9 groups optics system with 1pc of extra-low dispersion element and four high-refractive index elements to minimize the chromatic aberrations. The lens weighs only 461g (0.92 lbs) and 65.4mm (2.57” long).