Battle of the Bokeh(mon): Sigma 30 f/1.4 vs Sony 35 f/1.8 vs Mitakon ZY 35 f/0.95

It’s war between Sigma (, Sony (, and Mitakon (

Bokeh, bokeh, bokehmon. These are 3 very fast 50mm equivalent primes for Sony E. Is the cheapest the best one? Is Japan still king? Let’s hit the streets with Warren, Lok, and Ian to find out which is the very best.

Main Features:

Sony 35mm E f/1.8

Compact, lightweight fixed F1.8 E-mount lens

New optical design -Built-in optical image stabilization

Silent and smooth focusing for shooting movies

Superb focusing operation

7 blades (Circular aperture)


Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM

Sigma’s new Art line of lenses

HSM (hypersonic motor)

Rear focus system

TSC (Thermally Stable Composite)

High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount

Flare and ghosting reduction

Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups

Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm)

Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.8

Minimum aperture: F16

Filter size: 62mm


Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II

Sony E Mount/APS-C Format

52.5mm (35mm Equivalent)

Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16

One Extra-Low Dispersion Element

Two Extra-High Refractive Index Elements

One High Refractive Index Element

Manual Focus Design De-Clicked Aperture Ring

Depth of Field and Distance Scales

Nine-Blade Diaphragm