The MS-Optics 17mm 4.5 Perar is Miyazaki’s widest M-mount lens so far and thanks to a reader I got the chance to have a closer look at it. I like very small lenses, I like ultra wide lenses, so nothing can go wrong here, right? Lens is being tested on 42mp Sony A7rII and 24mp Leica M10
Especially in the western world it is hard to find any useful information on the MS-Optics lenses, let alone an overview. Having used quite a few of them myself I decided to put such an overview together and collect as much information as I can.
The guys from mkdirect51.com as well as japanexposures.com allowed me to use their product pictures and I also made use of some more from fotoborse.blog.jp. All of these are online shops selling MS-Optics lenses and I already personally bought at least one lens from Japan Exposures as well as MK Direct and had good buying experiences in both cases. Further information comes from the books “The World of Miyazaki Lenses” Part 1 and 2.
You can find pictures of the all the MS-Optics M-mount lenses and scans of their data sheets here. These data sheets are in Japanese, you can use e.g. the Google Translate app on your phone to decipher them, it works reasonably well. Nevertheless, I already collected the specifications from these texts and translated them for you.
I didn’t get a chance to use all of these lenses myself yet. If you are located in the EU, happen to own one of the lenses without a review, and would be willing to send it to me for a few weeks to write one, it would be greatly appreciated. Just leave a comment to get in contact!
Affordable yet compact cine lenses are a big and interesting market for new lens manufacturers these days, but only few of these lenses cover the whole fullframe area. The guys at 7Artisans decided to enter the market with their Spectrum Cine lens line up consisting of a 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lens, all with a T-Stop of 2.0 and shared mechanics. Let’s have a closer look.
The Syoptic 50mm 1.1 was one of the big surprises for me in 2022, as it was a very capable, fast 50mm lens with surprisingly appealing bokeh rendering and a very affordable price tag.
Unfortunately there were also some issues: almost unreachable filter thread, loose focus rings in the first production run and allegedly some issues with product support.
Now the “official” and improved version of this lens is available branded as Mr. Ding Studio 50mm 1.1 Noxlux. Let’s have a look together. This lens will be reviewed on the 42mp Sony A7rII and the 24mp Leica M10.
This lens is in many aspects identical to the Syoptic 50mm 1.1, so I will reuse a few sections of my review of that lens.
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