ZY Optics has launched a redesign to its Mitakon 50mm F0.95 lens to be compatible with Leica M cameras as it supports rangefinder coupling for focus assistance. It's a follow-up to their more popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 III, which is available in Sony E, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mounts. 

The Mitakon series is growing fast. The lineup already has four focal lengths available that are compact, lightweight, and have the video creator in mind.

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The Mitakon 50mm F0.95 (Leica M) follows the Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm F0.95, which is designed for Micro Four Thirds sensors, and the Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm F1.4, designed for the Fujifilm GFX medium format cameras. 

The 50mm F0.95 (Leica M) has a different optical design than the other three lenses. It features 11 elements in 8 groups with two extra-low dispersion elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberration. A 9 blade aperture design captures a pleasing bokeh and 18-point sun star. 

The full-frame lens is manual focus, but when using certain adapters, it does support autofocus when using Sony E or Nikon Z lenses. ZY Optics says both the Megadap MTZ11 and Techart TZM-01/LM-EA7 are supported and are compatible with AF-S, AF-C, AF-F, and Face/Eye detection. Additionally, the lens supports Leica's rangefinder coupling focusing system which helps shooters focus through the camera's viewfinder. 

The lens weighs 1.49lbs (675g) and has a minimum focusing distance of 40" (100cm), making it ideal to use with gimbals. The separate focus and aperture rings do have a pitch to them, allowing you to easily add a follow focus system. 

The Mitakon 50mm F0.95 (Leica M) is available in two finishes, black or silver. Both are priced at $799, which is the same price as the Speedmaster 50mm F0.95 III.

All four lenses are available now.