Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Fri, 29 May 15 04:07:30 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA NANOHA 5X ultra macro lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1163/-nanoha-5x-ultra-macro-lens- Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:35:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1163@/talks/discussions
FS: Zeiss ZF 50mm F1.4 (Nikon Mount) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13047/fs-zeiss-zf-50mm-f1.4-nikon-mount Sun, 24 May 2015 23:25:47 -0600 thougts2uk 13047@/talks/discussions Hi there,

I am selling my Zeiss ZF F1.4 50mm (Nikon Mount) lens. I will also throw in a free Nikon to MFT adapter. I used this lens on one of my short films and have had little use out of it since. Comes boxed as new with all the original documents.

It's in perfect working order with no scratches on the lens, clear glass with no fungus. It really is like brand new. I am selling as I have recently purchased a new complete lens set.

Looking for quick sale $350 USD including shipping.

Message me directly if interested. stuart.howe@gmail.com

Kowa m43 cine lenses lineup http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8767/kowa-m43-cine-lenses-lineup- Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:22:52 -0700 astraban 8767@/talks/discussions image

Some good news for the format (including an 8,5 mm f/2.8)

How lenses are made http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/51/how-lenses-are-made- Wed, 04 May 2011 08:41:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 51@/talks/discussions

Cosina video

Samyang/Rokinon cine lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4029/samyangrokinon-cine-lenses Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:28:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4029@/talks/discussions Rokinon 35mm T1.5 cine lens will be available in U.S in few weeks and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 & 14mm T3.1 cine lens will be available in U.S in September.

Available at:

42.5mm F1.2 Mitakon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11285/42.5mm-f1.2-mitakon-lens Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:33:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11285@/talks/discussions image

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens features an incredibly fast aperture of f/1.2, making it ideally suited for low-light conditions shooting, greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery. Designed for the use with an APS-C-sized camera sensor, the lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length of nearly 64mm. Above features provide an excellent portrait shooting solution for mirrorless cameras users. The lens also houses with 7 elements in 9 groups of optical lenses to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness.


35-100mm m43 small lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8465/35-100mm-m43-small-lens Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:20:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8465@/talks/discussions image


  • Stabilizer - MEGA O.I.S
  • 7 bladed aperture
  • 12 lenses in 9 groups
  • 2 ED lenses, one aspheric
35-100mm F2.8 X lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4610/35-100mm-f2.8-x-lens-topic Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:01:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4610@/talks/discussions image


  • Lens Construction - 18 elements in 13 groups (2 ED lenses , 1 UED lens)
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Optical Image Stabilizer - POWER O.I.S.
  • Focal Length: f=35-100mm (35mm camera equivalent 70-200mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.85m / 2.8ft
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Filter Size: 58mm / 2.3in
  • Max. Diameter: Approx 67.4mm / 2.7in
  • Overall Length: Approx. 99.9mm
  • Weight: Approx. 360g

Good to have separate one :-)

Reviews and previews:


Price: $1499

Available at:



RJ Lens Turbo m43 adapters http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9086/rj-lens-turbo-m43-adapters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:13:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9086@/talks/discussions image


Above is Nikon F/G - m43 0.71x.


  • m42 to m43
  • Nikon F /G to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
  • Canon EOS (passive) to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
  • Canon FD to m43
  • Monolta MD to m43
  • Pentax K to m43
  • Pentax PKA to m43 (for lenses without aperture rings)

Improved optics making is sharper than Mitakon offerings.

Price: adapters without tripod mount - $122, with tripod mount - $129
Shipping: Price already includes shipping for all countries.

I want to buy this adapter.

75mm F1.8 Olympus lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3323/75mm-f1.8-olympus-lens-topic Thu, 24 May 2012 05:06:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3323@/talks/discussions image

  • 75mm focal length
  • F1.8 aperture with circular blades
  • 3 ED and 2 HR lens elements
  • Premium multi-coating using Olympus ZERO lens coating technology
  • High speed, silent focusing with MSC lens drive technology
  • All metal barrel
  • Precision manual focus ring

Available at:

Price: 799 EUR / $899

MTF, Construction:




Previews and reviews:

50mm lenses, fast ones http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/369/-50mm-lenses-fast-ones Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:12:30 -0600 Tesselator 369@/talks/discussions


During the shooting of the Takumar I caught some specular reflections. I recently built an automatic indoor bird bath for my parrot and it's got a little lightshow that goes off every time it turns on. Those lights showed up in the test chart without me noticing - and I'm way too lazy to reshoot. :D

These were all done on the 1m chart at ISO 100, with AE turned on. WB was set to the chart's white looking through the Canon FD 50/1.4 SSC and left there so the color differences (for white at least) could be compared. I only included the right and left corners cuz that's pretty much mid-area if shot on a FF anyway (not center, but mid).

This test obviously won't tell everything about a lens like how sharp it is when focused to infinity or what the bokeh is like, but I guess it's a pretty good comparison for these to show sharpness at one meter. And 1 to 3 meters is nice bust portraiture with a 50mm on the GH1.

The chart numbers are to be multiplied by 100 to get LPP (Lines Per Picture). But actually, since I was pulled out just a tad in order to use the box for framing the shots, maybe multiplying by 107 or so would be more accurate. :D I shot them all in 4x3 format on a Linhof tripod, with the 10s timer, using the 15X zoom MF assist - using the right-most red box (above) as the focus point.

The Canons seem to be the winners (in this test) but all of those are IMO excellent lenses - except the Rokkor-PF F/1.7 maybe. And it's an awesome looking antique. I have a bunch of other 50's that start at 2.0 or greater which are also very wonderful - like the 55/2.8 Nikkor Micro, the Minolta AF 50/2.8 Marco or some of the Zeiss/Jena Biotars and various Tessar implementations, etc..

I also wanted to test the Voigtlander 50/1.5 but I can't seem to find my adapter.]]>
Samyang 10mm F2.8 EF Mount+ Speedbooster or SLR MAGIC 12mm T1.6mm mft http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12981/samyang-10mm-f2.8-ef-mount-speedbooster-or-slr-magic-12mm-t1.6mm-mft Wed, 13 May 2015 02:27:32 -0600 club_irate 12981@/talks/discussions I have a GH2 and will be getting a GH4 soon. I have the SLR Magic 12mm lens with me which is a 24mm equiv on the GH2 and will be 28mm on the GH4 in 4K mode. The samyang with the SB will be wider (14mm on the GH2 with SB & 16mm on the GH4 in 4K mode and will be a F2).

Which out of the 2 is the better lens? I have the option of selling the SLR Magic to a film maker i know and the Samyang costs roundabout the same as what i am selling the 12mm for.

Kindly advice.

P.S- I have been recommended to go for the Samyang compared to a Tokina 11-16mm (EF) as they said It's sharper and has better CA control. Views on this.

FS: Metabones Nikon to M43 Speedbooster Adaptor http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12975/fs-metabones-nikon-to-m43-speedbooster-adaptor Tue, 12 May 2015 14:05:53 -0600 kingmixer 12975@/talks/discussions Metabones Speedbooster for using Nikon mount lenses on any Micro Four Thirds mount camera. Functions perfectly and no defects, there is only some wear on the paint on the bottom side. $300 shipped anywhere in the US.

FS: Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 DI VC USD Nikon, Nikkor 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12952/fs-tamron-70-200mm-f2.8-di-vc-usd-nikon-nikkor-18-35mm-f3.5-4.5g Thu, 07 May 2015 22:41:32 -0600 InnerSpark 12952@/talks/discussions Two lenses for sale, I've unfortunately parted ways with my D810 and are just keeping the NIkon lenses that I'll be using with my BMCC.

$900 + Shipping for the Tamron

$650 + Shipping for the Nikkor

If you are anyone you know are interested please let me know. PM me or email at


Both lenses come with original box and are in excellent condition. There are no damages or signs of use.

FS: Canon FD Lens Collection, RJ Speedbooster, Lanparte Gear Rings http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12923/fs-canon-fd-lens-collection-rj-speedbooster-lanparte-gear-rings Sun, 03 May 2015 16:41:10 -0600 x_worpig_x 12923@/talks/discussions I'm selling off my FD collection because they have been sitting on my shelf for 6 months now. Everything is in great condition. I want to stress that i'm selling this as a bundle, and will not be parting anything out. I need money fast, and I just don't have the time to deal with multiple sellers.

The package includes:

3 Lanparte Focus Rings RJ Speedbooster (FD to m43) Regular Adapter (FD to m43) Canon 20mm 2.8 Canon 24mm 2.0 Canon 50mm 1.4 Canon 50mm 1.8 Canon 100mm 2.8 Cloth

Here are better pictures of the lenses: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9uvcCfg0MekfnNuMUFtTlR3U3lZWEEzbmZ2cGxYSWQ1bUl5eFBLUTRHbkdxZjRDSmlfVlk&usp=sharing

Price $450 U.S shipped for everything.

100-300mm Panasonic m43 lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2051/100-300mm-panasonic-m43-lens-topic Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:42:11 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2051@/talks/discussions image

Available at:

14-150mm F3.5-5.8 Di III Tamron m43 zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5941/14-150mm-f3.5-5.8-di-iii-tamron-m43-zoom-lens Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:40:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5941@/talks/discussions image


  • Focal length - 14-150mm (equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm/full-frame format)
  • Maximum aperture - F/3.5-5.8
  • Lens construction - 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focus distance - 0.5m (19.7 in.)
  • Maximum magnification ratio - 1:3.8 (at f=150mm: MFD 0.5m)
  • Filter size - φ52mm
  • Length - 80.4mm (3.2 in.)
  • Entire Length - 85.24mm (3.4 in.)
  • Diameter - φ63mm
  • Weight - 280g (9.9 oz.)
  • No. of diaphragm blades - 7 (Circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture - F/22
  • Flower-shaped lens hood included
  • m43 mount

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Cheap anamorphic lenses for m43 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2455/cheap-anamorphic-lenses-for-m43 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:01:34 -0700 ipcmlr 2455@/talks/discussions Was looking for a cheap anamorphic lens to be used on personal videos... Anyone have any suggestions?

25mm f1.4 Leica DG Summilux http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/712/25mm-f1.4-leica-dg-summilux- Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:04:25 -0600 Mimirsan 712@/talks/discussions

Available at:



I sold my 20mm and gots me one of these babies a few days back (first batch in UK) for a really good price (under £400 early display copy no box or pouch but got the hood!).
Also owning a Voigtlander 25mm 0.95 & Voigt 35mm f1.4 Id thought I would share my personal thoughts in comparison.
Well to start...The lens is good....damn good.
Sharp even at F1.4 Detail and rendition of colour is beautiful.
AF is very fast and accurate on my GH2 not so fast on my GF1...but still faster than the 20mm f1.7
Very controlled image...by this I mean it has very little CA and no flares

But heres the Cons
Price...I was lucky to get this cheap but general UK retail is near £560!...that im sorry is ludicrous...It has astounding optics and yeah okay f1.4 with fast accurate AF is probably why but no!
Why? Build...Plastic! (albeit harder plastic than other Panny lenses)
The voigts FEELS expensive (heck even my Super Tak 50mm f1.4 feels more expensive) you know its crafted...but the Leica? Just off the mass produced factory line...for that price we deserve SOLID BUILD!

Lacks the ability for creativity because of its very controlled image...by this I mean its lacking character...much like the 20mm f1.7.
You can have more creative image with the Voigt.
Focus ring for MF...I just dont like it...theres no give...its just silly smooth so hard to be pinpoint accurate. The Voigt has very nice dampened focus ring and can be accurate even at f0.95

I would say if it was cheaper then get one as it is really superb...but as the price is very close to the voigt 25mm f0.95 I would say get that if you can live without the AF as it gives more stops of light and feels like you bought something that justifies the cost.
Is it better than the 20mm?....absolutely without question BUT if you have the 20mm and cant afford the Leica...dont lose sleep over it.

Anyway I leave this with a quick snapshot of my little girl taken with the Leica & GF1 (both at f1.4 in jpg right out of camera no post)...I was amazed by the detail even on a ye olde GF1 so can give you a idea of the quality.

15-30mm F2.8 Tamron http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11347/15-30mm-f2.8-tamron Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:58:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11347@/talks/discussions


40mm f0.85 Handevision IBELUX coming to m43 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9079/40mm-f0.85-handevision-ibelux-coming-to-m43 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:41:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9079@/talks/discussions image


A mutual passion for photography and the art of image capture between two companies’ owner has led two special firms, Shanghai Transvision and German IB/E Optics, to collaborate on an industry-shaking new innovation. By merging Geman high-quality engineering standards with Chinese cost-effective production infrastructure, the new camera lens brand Handevision (“Han” means China in Mandarin and “De” is the word for Germany).

After many months of collaboration between engineering and production teams, final quality control assessments have concluded and the IBELUX 40mm f0.85 high-speed lens, the fastest lens in the world, is nearly ready for release. Available for sale by February, 2014, this lens will be available for Sony NEX, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 digital mirrorless camera mounts (MSRP is $2,080 USD).




FS: Zeiss ZF F1.4 50mm (Nikon Mount) Boxed as New http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12864/fs-zeiss-zf-f1.4-50mm-nikon-mount-boxed-as-new Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:07:24 -0600 thougts2uk 12864@/talks/discussions Hi there,

I am selling my Zeiss ZF (nikon mount) F1.4 50mm lens. It comes boxed as new. I only used this for one project and now that has come to an end I no longer need the lens. I will also include free the Nikon mount to MFT adapter. Comes boxed with all the original documentation.

$500 including postage.

Email me any questions directly; stuart.howe@gmail.com

35mm F2 YUNGNUO lens for Canon http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12092/35mm-f2-yungnuo-lens-for-canon Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:48:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12092@/talks/discussions image

  • Closest focusing distance - 0.25m
  • 7 aperture diaphragm



35-100mm F2 Olympus 43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/500/35-100mm-f2-olympus-43-lens Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:49:38 -0600 Jspatz 500@/talks/discussions Sigma lenses win Global Awards - Twice http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12829/sigma-lenses-win-global-awards-twice Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:25:15 -0600 goanna 12829@/talks/discussions

SIGMA wins TIPA Awards 2015 Global Vision Lenses, for Zoom and Prime


(Mark Roeder, April 2015) top technology combined with the highest image quality, unique art manufacturing and stringent quality control - this is the high-quality high-performance lenses Sigma's Global Vision. With two products from our range convinced the experts from Japan this year again, the jury recognized the TIPA Awards and won two awards were equal. The SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary been named the winner in the category "Best Entry Level DSLR Lens", SIGMA 24mm F1.4 the new DG HSM kind brought in the category "Best Expert DSLR Prime Lens" the victory.

(in German) http://www.artikel-presse.de/gleich-doppelt-ausgezeichnet-sigma-gewinnt-tipa-awards-2015-fuer-global-vision-objektive.html

FS: Vintage Arri Zeiss lenses (with PL adapters) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12448/fs-vintage-arri-zeiss-lenses-with-pl-adapters Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:29:51 -0700 robmneilson 12448@/talks/discussions Love these old lenses, but I'm thinking of financing a new camera and if I go through with the purchase these lenses will have to be sacrificed!

I have a set of Arri Zeiss lenses, in standard mount with PL adapters. The set is 24/32/50/85 all lenses have arri pitch gears installed, and 80mm fronts. The 50/85 are clickless, but the 24/32 have not been de-clicked. Glass is very nice, though the 24 has some cleaning marks on the front. These lenses range from the late 60's to early 70's and are the pre T* coating. I'll also throw in a set of Tiffen diopters +1, +2, +4.

You can view photos of the set here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1d97lhvt6...YCmieGkwa?dl=0 Also, you can view a promo spot shot with these lenses here: http://www.savagehenryfilms.com/port...cs-7-layer-set (sorry for the excessive flares, but the client gets what they asked for!)

Looking for $7500 for the set.

16-50mm F2-F2.8 Samsung lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11949/16-50mm-f2-f2.8-samsung-lens Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:54:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11949@/talks/discussions image


  • 16-50mm F2-2.8 S
  • 18 elements in 12 groups
  • 82.6°- 31.4° Angle of View
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Around $1200

Available at:

85mm F1.4 Zeiss Otus lens, $4500 only http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11202/85mm-f1.4-zeiss-otus-lens-4500-only Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:10:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11202@/talks/discussions image



  • Focal length - 85 mm
  • Aperture - F1.4 – F16
  • Focusing range = 0,8m – ∞
  • 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Filter thread - M86 x 1.00
  • Dimensions (with caps) ZF.2: 138 mm (5.43‘‘)
  • Weight ZF.2: 1140g ZE: 1200g
  • Camera mounts - F Mount (ZF.2) and EF Mount (ZE)

The Otus 1.4/85 will be available worldwide with the F-mount (ZF.2) or EF-mount (ZE) from mid-September. The expected recommended retail price is €3,360.50* or US$ 4,490* (excl. VAT).

Available at

FS: Complete set of primes w. case and a GH-2 included http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12478/fs-complete-set-of-primes-w.-case-and-a-gh-2-included Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:02:26 -0700 allenswrench 12478@/talks/discussions Hi everyone, I am selling my set of primes: * Noktor 12mm, T1,6 * Canon 24mm F2,8 * Canon 28mm F2 * Canon 35mm F1,8 * Canon 50mm F1,4 * Canon 85mm F1,8 The following is also included: * Panasonic GH2 camera included with a 64GB SanDisk (85Mb write) media, charger and 2 batteries * Pelicase 1500 case with a lifetime warranty * Step up rings and caps on all lenses * 4/3 adapter on every lens for quick swap (except the 12mm which is 4/3 native). * Variable ND filter All the lenses are in great condition, please see attached photos. This is the E-bay listing: http://www.ebay.nl/itm/171693907663?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 I will ship it for free in the EU, Including the GH-2 camera box if you wish. I am willing to offer a better price for the members of this forum, please contact me if interested, or if you have any questions. Please see my other two listings as well, if you are looking for a GF-2 or a 20mm pancake.

FS: SLR Magic 12mm Gear (for V1 and V2) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12658/fs-slr-magic-12mm-gear-for-v1-and-v2 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:17:49 -0600 thougts2uk 12658@/talks/discussions Hi Guys,

I am selling my SLR Magic 'official' FF Gear.

Including delivery $25 USD.

As new only been used on 2 shoots.


please email me directly; stuart.howe@gmail.com