Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Tue, 02 Sep 14 22:33:59 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA FS: Rokinon Cine 10mm T3.1 MFT Mount $480 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11177/fs-rokinon-cine-10mm-t3.1-mft-mount-480 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:25:37 -0600 fosterchen 11177@/talks/discussions I've hardly used this lens since I bought it new.
Price includes US Shipping.
International shipping rates will vary.
PM me if intrested.

Deals: Lenses for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4123/deals-lenses-for-canon-nikon-sony-and-pentax- Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:32:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4123@/talks/discussions Lenses deals topic. All lenses not made for m43 systems are placed here.

Most actual are at the bottom.

FS: NEW Rokinon 14mm T/3.1 Cine lens for MFT - free priority shipping - $400 OBO http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11167/fs-new-rokinon-14mm-t3.1-cine-lens-for-mft-free-priority-shipping-400-obo Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:45:52 -0600 mrtorrent 11167@/talks/discussions Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine ED AS IF UMC for Micro Four-Thirds: Brand new, unused, nice fast cine lens with smooth, de-clicked manual aperture and standard gearing on both iris and focus rings, for use with a follow focus. Retails everywhere for $450.

Got this as part of a bundle from Adorama last week, and it has excellent reviews, but selling because I already have a good lens in this focal length.

Asking $400 or best offer. Free shipping by priority mail is included (within the USA).

Music Video Shot with GH2, DW Cluster 7, Moon T6 (modified to 110mbps) and Russian M39 Lenses. http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11166/music-video-shot-with-gh2-dw-cluster-7-moon-t6-modified-to-110mbps-and-russian-m39-lenses. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:34:35 -0600 IntoCRASH 11166@/talks/discussions

Lenses used: Jupiter 3 50mm f1.5, and Jupiter 9 85mm f2.0 M39 mount adapted to M4/3 A few clips were colored with FilmConvert. Edited in Sony Vegas. Enjoy!

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?

9mm F8 body cap Olympus. Maybe cheapest m43 fisheye. http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9950/9mm-f8-body-cap-olympus.-maybe-cheapest-m43-fisheye. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:11:40 -0600 ahbleza 9950@/talks/discussions image

Olympus' tactic of playing down the optical performance of this lens need not be necessary. Even though this lens only costs £90 and is little more than a body cap with some glass in it, it is still capable of delivering decent quality images. Those who fancy experimenting with the fisheye look but don't relish the thought of forking out proper fisheye money, this lens is ideal.


Overall, this lens is fun to use, thanks to its compact size and fuss-free operation.

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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)

FS: Small Lomo lens set 18-35-50 in OCT-19 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10507/fs-small-lomo-lens-set-18-35-50-in-oct-19 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:37:20 -0600 robmneilson 10507@/talks/discussions Up for grabs I have a small selection of Lomo lenses. All of them are in OCT-19 mount, and have 32 pitch focus gears installed. Each have been serviced in the last year by Super 16 INC. Lenses are in amazing shape for their age, and took me awhile to find good copies. $1950 plus shipping for the set. Pickup is available in the Houston Texas area.

OKC5-18-1 (1991)
OKC11-35-1 (1988) Kinor body style
OKC1-50-6 (1990)

Looking to sell as a set, and not break them up. In the wide shot I have a 22mm in the set, which I think I am going to keep. However if you NEED a 22mm I would consider selling it with this set.

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)
  • FD to m43
  • Pentax K to m43
  • Pentax PKA to m43 (for lenses without aperture rings)

Improved optics making is sharper than Mitakon offerings.

Price: $132
Shipping: Price already includes shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this adapter.

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).




14-140mm F3.5-5.6 Panasonic zoom lens, 2013 version http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6780/14-140mm-f3.5-5.6-panasonic-zoom-lens-2013-version Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:21:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6780@/talks/discussions image


  • 14-140mm lens
  • Power O.I.S. stabilization
  • F3.5 on wide - F5.6 on tele
  • Minimum aperture - F22
  • Diaphragm blades - 7
  • 14 elements in 12 groups, 2 aspherical + 2 ED lenses
  • Minumum focus distance - 0.30 m
  • Weight - 265 g
  • Diamater - 67 mm
  • Length - 75 mm
  • Comes with hood
  • 58 mm filter threads
  • $699 price

Available at:



Check near the end

FS: Kowa Prominar Anamorphic 16-H 2X lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11126/fs-kowa-prominar-anamorphic-16-h-2x-lens Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:51:09 -0600 JCVD 11126@/talks/discussions Up for sale this RARE Kowa Prominar Anamorphic 16-H 2X lens!

The lens is quite old, regarding this, it is in very good condition. It doesn't have scratches, haze or fungus!

It comes with two Redstan clamps, which is a very good quality (and very expensive).

Since this is a rare lens with quality clamps, the asking price is 1100 USD (I can accept EURO also). I am opened for offers too, so please PM me!

I am in the European Union, between EU member countries there is not costum duty tax! I ship worldwide!

I hope to be able to afford a GH4 after I sold this. :)

All the best to you guys!

FS: Iscomorphot 8/1,5X - Isco-Göttingen Anamorphic lens! http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11125/fs-iscomorphot-815x-isco-goettingen-anamorphic-lens Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:52:25 -0600 JCVD 11125@/talks/discussions Hello guys!

Up for sale this VERY RARE Iscomorphot 8/1,5X - Isco-Göttingen Anamorphic lens!

The lens is quite old, regarding this, it is in very good condition. It doesn't have scratches, haze or fungus, it only has coating marks on the front and rear elements. It looks scrary on the photos, but it is only coating and not a deep scratch, sometimes this happens with coatings on 40-50 years old german lenses. I never ever noticed any quality loss.

Since this is a very rare lens, the asking price is 1500 USD (I can accept EURO also). I am opened for offers too, so please PM me!

I am in the European Union, between EU member countries there is not costum duty tax! I ship worldwide!

I hope to be able to afford a GH4 after I sold this. :)

All the best to you guys!

15mm F1.7 Leica m43 lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8456/15mm-f1.7-leica-m43-lens-topic Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:47:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8456@/talks/discussions

Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard.


The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest LUMIX GM digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.

In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.

In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.


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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:

12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3283/12-35mm-f2.8-panasonic-lens-topic Sun, 20 May 2012 20:41:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3283@/talks/discussions image

Price: $1299, 1100 Euro, 999 pounds

Avilable at:

Press release:


Previews and reviews:


The vintage lens "max aperture" gallery http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11061/the-vintage-lens-max-aperture-gallery Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:18:36 -0600 joethepro 11061@/talks/discussions
  • Post photos taken with your vintage manual lenses at wide open aperture, preferably at f/1.4 or faster, but other lenses with slower max apertures are also welcome.

  • List the lens, the camera, and the aperture (includes speedboosters!)

35mm F1.7 Fujian CCTV TV lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4942/35mm-f1.7-fujian-cctv-tv-lens- Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:28:48 -0600 nickr 4942@/talks/discussions Just bought the Fujian 35mm F1.7 C mount lens from dino direct in China. Took about 3 weeks to get , only cost 20 bucks. Lens is excellent for vintage film look. Stepless f stops for smooth transitions. Looks like a copy of SLR Magic, for alot less. Best 20 bucks I ever spent.

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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:



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.

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

12mm f/2.0 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/502/12mm-f2.0-olympus-m.-zuiko-digital-ed-lens Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:50:42 -0600 No_SuRReNDeR 502@/talks/discussions
Available at:

* http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-Thirds-Cameras/dp/B0058PL9R0/
* http://www.ebay.com/sch/Lenses-/3323/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=12mm+olympus
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:

12-32mm Panasonic m43 lens, aka little gem http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8466/12-32mm-panasonic-m43-lens-aka-little-gem Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:07:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8466@/talks/discussions image




  • 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1ED lens)
  • MEGA O.I.S.)
  • 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Minimum Aperture - F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance - 0.2m
  • Filter Size - φ37mm
  • Overall Length - 24mm
  • Weight - 70 g

Useful links:


Sharpness and aperture http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1467/sharpness-and-aperture Wed, 16 Nov 2011 05:26:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1467@/talks/discussions
Let’s look at a very good wide-aperture prime, the Canon 35mm f/1.4 “L” lens. Here are the Imatest results for fifteen Canon 35mn f1/.4 lenses measured at both f/1.4 and f/2.8 apertures. (The number on the vertical axis is the MTF 50 weighted average for the entire lens, that on the horizontal axis is MTF50 at the center point).


More lenses compared:

Small conclusion:
1.Some lenses benefit greatly from being stopped down, others very little.
2.For those lenses that do benefit, stopping down just to f/2.0 provides the majority of resolution improvement. The difference between wide open and f/2.0 is generally much greater than the difference between f/2.0 and the maximum resolution.
3. Getting the edges and corners sharp requires stopping down to at least f/4 for most wide-aperture primes, and some really need f/5.6. Stopping down to f/2.8 may maximize center sharpness but often makes only a slight difference in the corners, at least on a full-frame camera.
4. None of the lenses performed any better after f/5.6 (for the center) or f/8 for the corners. Most were clearly getting softer at f/11.

Read full article at: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2011/11/stop-it-down-just-a-bit

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

Via: http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/release_2013/0129.html

24mm F1.4 Samyang official topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/658/24mm-f1.4-samyang-official-topic Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:08:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 658@/talks/discussions
Optics of the lens has been constructed based on the system of 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups. It should be noted that 4 lenses has been made of the low-dispersion glass (ED), while two another are aspheric lenses. We have also employed multi-layered and anti-reflexive coatings of UMC type adding to the perfect light transmission. Samyang 24 mm F1.4 ED AS UMC has been designed to work with most popular reflex cameras produced by renown manufacturers and equipped with small-image sensors or smaller. The lens will be available with a mount for the following systems: Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon AE, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha.


24mm focus is tailor-made for most of the sensors available on the market today. In the case of full-frame cameras, it constitutes a high-quality wide-angle lens perfect for street, landscape and architecture shooting. Whereas photographers using DX sensors will get just perfect lens for the purposes of calmer journalist and landscape photography. The lens attached to Four Thirds cameras will create a universal and bright construction corresponding to the 50mm focus.


The lens should be available for sale by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2012. The exact price will be announced at a later date. Soon, we will be able to present sample photos taken with this sophisticated device.




From: http://www.samyang.pl/article,8,news

Who knows this anamorphic lens? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10903/who-knows-this-anamorphic-lens Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:26:49 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 10903@/talks/discussions I found this in a little shop here in my country where sometimes I find interesting things for little money. He asks me about U$14, but above the price I want to know if I can take advantage on M4/3 or a waste of time.

Also the optical has a small stroke about an eighth of an inch over the glass. Unfortunately the photos a little kick fast and the front is out of focus.

Birger Engineering still exist? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10888/birger-engineering-still-exist- Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:12:08 -0600 elementalracer 10888@/talks/discussions Does anyone here know if Birger Engineering still exists? Their website looks like it hasn't been updated in over a year. I have a Birger Canon EF mount for a RED ONE that needs to be serviced and I'm not sure where to send it off to? I sent them an email just to try but I have yet hear back from them.

Anyone out there happen to have any dealings with them recently? Or possibly know of another place one could send a lens mount like this to get repaired?

Thanks guys!

Fotodiox, Excell, Lens Turbo analogs for m43 and NEX http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7356/fotodiox-excell-lens-turbo-analogs-for-m43-and-nex Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:57:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7356@/talks/discussions image


The Vizelex Light Cannon from Fotodiox Pro is an advanced lens mount adapter that not only attaches a Nikon Lens (including G & D type) to a Micro 4/3 (MFT) camera body, but has added light focusing optics which makes the lens wider by a 0.72x factor and increases the maximum aperture of the lens by 1 stop. This effectively allows use of your 35mm lenses on a crop sensor camera and not lose the angle of view normally associated with lens mount adapters (ie, 50mm lens stays roughly a 50mm lens equivalent).

Additionally, this light focusing optic gives a faster than normal aperture, turning a f/2.8 into the equivalent of a f/2.0; perfect for shooting in low light situations, when you need a faster shutter speed, or want a lower ISO sensitivity! The blue dial on the adapter is an aperture adjustment dial which allows the iris to be adjusted on even the Nikon G & D lenses; on older Nikon lenses with a aperture dial on the lens, the blue dial on the adapter can act as a depth of field preview lever allowing you to switch back and forth between wide open and stopped down to a certain f-stop.

As with all Fotodiox Pro series adapters, these adapters have been specially crafted to endure professional use. The leaf spring design in the adapter holds the lens tight to the camera body ensuring there is no play between the camera and the lens. The all metal design and polished surface is designed to guarantee a smooth mounting and long lasting experience. With unique styling, the lens mount adapter maintains a professional appearance. Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm, auto-focusing, or any other functions will not operate correctly while using this adapter. Because of this “stop-down mode” will need to be used when metering since the lens does not have the ability to have its aperture controlled by the camera body. You can shoot with manual mode or aperture priority mode. Infinity focusing is guaranteed

  • Crop Factor Gain 0.72x
  • Aperture Control Yes via Adapter
  • from $149


Their own site