Mitakon launches SpeedMaster 20mm, 35mm and 50mm T1.0 triple cine lens set

Mitakon 20mm, 35mm, 50mm T1.0 cine lenses
(Image credit: Mitakon)

You often get cine lenses sold in sets, but rarely at this price or with these specifications. The headline spec is the T1.0 maximum aperture, shared across all three lenses, for excellent low-light capability and shallow depth of field even with APS-C/Super35 cameras.

While APS-C might seem a poor relation to full frame cameras in the photography world, in filmmaking the Super35/APS-C format is alive and kicking and used widely. These Super35 cine lenses have also arrived at just the right time, as Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm and Canon are all beefing up their APS-C filmmaking credentials. Some of the best cine cameras and best cameras for filmmaking use the APS-C/Super35 format, such as the Sony A6700, Fujifilm X-H2S and Canon EOS R7.

These new lenses are available individually at $499 each – that's about £392/AU$770 – but they're also sold as a boxed set for $1299 (about £1020/AU$2006). Why? Because the best cine lenses are often used in sets by filmmakers who need to swap out lenses without also having to make adjustments to their rigs, matte boxes and focus pullers. These lenses don't just share the same pretty exceptional maximum aperture, they also have identical dimensions, filter sizes and aperture/focus throws.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at