Please see Part I of this article here.
Continuing the comparison between the Canon 50mm f/0.95 from 1963 and the 2014 Zhongyi Mitakon 50mm f/0.95. Although these two lenses have identical focal length and aperture, there are some significant differences between their rendering styles.
Another significant difference is in the minimum focal distance of each lens. The Canon MFD is approximately 1 metre. The Mitakon can focus much closer, approximately 40 mm.
4. Comparison of Bokeh
5. Equal defocus comparison of Bokeh (1 metre focus)
Conclusion: the Canon exhibits a classic bokeh with brighter rings at the outside of the disk. The Mitakon exhibits a modern, well-corrected bokeh with a more ideal gaussian disk.
c. Mitakon maximum defocus (MFD 40mm)
I will continue the comparison as time allows. Thanks for reading!
All images taken with the Sony A7II.