World first! 50mm T1 full frame lens for PL mount is now shipping

Zhong Yi Optics 50mm T1 PL mount
(Image credit: Zhong Yi Optics)

Almost a year after launching its first cine lens, Zhong Yi Optics has started shipping the Speedmaster 50mm T1 Cine lens in a new housing design. 

Apparently it took the team at a year  to optimize the design of the Speedmaster 50mm T1 Cine. It is now equipped with the filmmaking industry’s standard 0.8 mod gearing, which helps the precise working of follow focus units, and 105mm filter thread and 114mm outer diameter, as they are the common specifications of cine lenses on the market. 

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.