Forget the $13,000 Leica Summilux – this Mitakon 90mm f/1.5 lens is just $649

Mitakon 90mm f/1.5 lens
(Image credit: Zhong Yi Optics)

Zhong Yi Optics has just launched the Mitakon Speedmaster 90mm f/1.5 lens for full-frame cameras, being marketed as a budget alternative to the impressive Leica Summilux-M – which costs over $13,000. 

This super-fast, wide-aperture lens will come in Leica M, Canon RF, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts, and promises to produce distortion-free images with minimal aberrations. It's the latest in the manufacturer's line of ultra-fast primes, which includes the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 that's a bit of a favorite of ours. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.