• Back from the Drawing Board: Mitakon 85mm 1x-5x Macro Lens Redesigned

    1 month ago - By Peta Pixel

    Late last year, macro photographers rejoiced at the announcement of a worthy competitor to the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x macro lens, which has been heralded as the best high-magnification macro lens since its release in 1999. The Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1x-5x lens held a lot of promise, but it was immediately apparent that something was wrong.
    In an article I wrote after the release of the lens, I compared it to an assortment of other lenses capable of achieving similar magnifications, and it performed so badly that I was left scratching my head. How could it be significantly worse than...
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