Mitakon releases 50mm T1 cine lens for MFT cameras at an amazing price

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm T1
(Image credit: Mitakon)

F/1.0 lenses are rare enough in lenses for stills cameras, but the more stringent light transmission specifications of cine lens means this level of light-gathering power is pretty extraordinary.

Almost as extraordinary as the price, in fact. The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm T1 should be on sale as of now, and at a price of just $399 – that’s about £355, or AU$633.

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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