A mysterious new 35mm f/0.95 lens from “ShenyangZhongyi”


The Chinese company “ShenyangZhongyi” is developing a new 35mm/f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds! The picture on top shows the lens design (rendering). But some first early image samples have been posted on Xitek (Click here). Click the thumbnails below to enlarge the size of the picture.

This would become the fourth m43 lens with f/0.95 aperture. The other three are the:
Nokton 25mm (here on eBay) Nokton 17.5mm (here on eBay) Noktor SLRmagic 50mm (here on eBay)

  • Bidou

    Does it cover an aps c sensor ?

    • admin


      • good find @admin images looking great too…

      • Vivek

        That is good!:) Should put it in the Sony section? :)

        I will buy it for my NEX’. :)

    • Jesper

      That’s why it has a rather unusual focal length. 35mm will be roughly 50 on aps-c. They even said this lens will be available for X-pro 1, NEX in the forum

      • ght

        So this lens will be in an e mount? Do they discuss price and due date? But no micro four thirds mount mentioned?

  • bli

    Does it autofocus?

  • Jesper

    Not really sure about relations between this company and SLR-magic, but through the discusion in that forum it seems to me that shenyan zongyi “formal partner with Mitakon” has produced some lenses labled with SLR magic. Same company or just OEM?

    • Anonymous

      this company produced E 28f2.8

  • matt

    If panny would include peaking in gh2, it would be nice bokehmaster alternative to oly 45mm f1.8

    • avds

      Too bad the bokeh from this lens doesn’t look very good judging by these pics – hollow circles with striking bright outer rings (“condoms”)… Though the overall IQ looks pretty amazing.

  • Camaman

    Hopefuly it will not be a toy.

  • OlyFan

    Nice contrasty images! Hopefully the quality will be top-notch and the price chinese!

  • They should do this in M-mount.

  • JF

    !!!!! E-M5 REVIEW AT DPREVIEW !!!!!!!

    • Miroslav

      80% Gold award! Best m4/3, but still a percent behind NEX-7. Do proper grip, flash and focus peaking beat five stop IBIS by percent?

      • I have to agree with this quote from the DPreview conclusion:
        ” If you’re absolutely unwilling to compromise on image quality then spending twice the money and moving up to the bulk of a full-frame is the only way of gaining a significant step up from the E-M5.”

        I guess they agonised how to word this. Basically saying there is no point in the size/cost/lens choice compromises you get if you buy into the NEX or X-Pro1!

        • Miroslav

          Well, Sony strategy makes one wonder what they are trying to accomplish with a system that has more bodies than lenses. In the short term, they may gain market share by going after P&S upgraders, but once those people wish for something more from their NEX cameras, they’ll have to look some other way.

          X-Pro1 size defies the prime reason for going mirrorless. In that price/size range there are much better choices out there.

  • BLI

    It looks kind of similar to the Olympus high-quality, non weather-sealed line (12/2, 45/1.8, 75/1.8) — as opposed to the weather-sealed line (12-50… ok — maybe not top quality, and the 60/2.8, and hopefully a 3-400 fast birdie lens).

  • Miroslav

    If ShenyangZhongyi is able to make lenses on par with SLR Magic, than this is excellent news.

    • rUY

      of course, SLR Magic is a trader, they put label on 1 – 2 lens that made by shenyangzhongyi.

  • ght

    What about price? $399 or less?

    • Bob

      Should be in the $85 range

  • Duarte Bruno

    Excellent bokeh and contrast characteristics.
    This one is a real show stopper!

  • P4INKiller

    Looking good.
    I’ll wait for bigger samples.

  • Micro 4/3 is the land of fast glass and fast cameras. Love it!!

  • Bob

    The bokeh looks smudged and hazy and images have a yellow tint to it.

  • Jeff

    If it’s a metal body and the images look as good as the samples imply… My god… I’ll preorder the moment it’s available as long as it’s under $1000.

  • Marla2008

    This thing needs to exist in m4/3 mount, AND autofocus… If it does I’d be willing to plunk a good amount of money on it, but if it’s just another manual lens, Meh…..

  • Tremendous things here. I’m very happy to peer your article. Thank you a lot and I am looking ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

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