Chinese manufacturer, Zhong Yi Optics has recreated the iconic Leica Summaron M 28mm f/5.6 lens to produce a new 28mm lens for today’s mirrorless cameras.

The new Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens shown with the supplied lens hood. (Source: Zhong Yi Optics.)

Available in mounts for Canon RF, Fujifilm X and GFX, Leica M, Panasonic Lumix L, Nikon Z and Sony FE cameras, the new manual focus lens weighs only 130 grams and is 44 mm long. Its optical design consists of eight elements in seven groups and the lens has five diaphragm blades. With rangefinder coupling support, this lens enables precise focus on Leica cameras. It also delivers sharp details across the entire image frame, with minimal field curvature that maintains high resolution from the centre to the edges of the frame. The compact size and light weight of this lens make it ideal for photojournalism and street photography where accurate capturing of detailed images is essential. This is made possible by the relatively slow, f/5.6 maximum aperture.

The lens is constructed from durable metal, ensuring reliable performance and longevity, with a small knob on the focus ring to make manual focusing easier and more precise. The new Mitakon Creator 28mm f/5.6 lens is available now on the company’s official website and through authorised resellers. The US retail price is $299. Click here to visit the product page.