Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Thu, 02 Oct 14 08:27:42 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 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.

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: 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.

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

  • APS-C image circle
  • Lens mounts - Sony E / M43 / Fuji X
  • F1.2 -F16 aperture
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • 9 elements in 7 groups
  • 0.45m minimum focus distance
  • 310 g
  • 49 mm filters
  • USD 359

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 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:



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

Available at:

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

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.

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).




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:


FS: Rode NTG-2 and 2 Pentax Lenses (28mm SMC f2.8 & 50mm SMC f1.4) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11314/fs-rode-ntg-2-and-2-pentax-lenses-28mm-smc-f2.8-50mm-smc-f1.4 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:46:07 -0600 matt_gh2 11314@/talks/discussions Hi all,

I'm selling a few things, all in very good condition. I have a Rode NTG-2 microphone that I'm selling for $150. That includes free shipping and comes with the foam wind screen and the Rode soft carry case. I also have 2 Pentax Lenses that I would say are perfect, but because I'm not a lens expert I'll just call them "very good". I used them briefly but decided to stick with my 28mm & 50mm Lomo lenses for the particular look I'm going for on my next project. I don't see any problems at all with the glass, and the images looked perfectly clean when I used them on my GH2. I'm selling them each for $100. That includes free shipping, as well as a free Pentax to m43 adapter, so these are ready to use once you receive them. They both have front and rear caps, as well as a clear screw on filter for protection. If you want to buy the 2 lenses I can offer them both for $180.

I keep all my gear properly stored in Pelican cases, and will also be very carefully wrapping and packing these before I ship them to you.

Thanks, Matt

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)

What are the benefits of a constant aperture lens? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11367/what-are-the-benefits-of-a-constant-aperture-lens Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:01:39 -0600 mpgxsvcd 11367@/talks/discussions It seems like all of the high end lenses are constant aperture. What are the benefits and drawbacks of a constant aperture lens?

The biggest benefit I can think of is that the exposure will stay constant as you zoom. You can fix the shutter speed, focal ratio, and ISO values and then zoom without needing to change them. That sounds great but do we really need that?

With cameras that have Auto ISO available in manual mode can’t you just let the auto ISO control the exposure while you zoom?

Also aren’t all lenses constant aperture, just not always at their wide open apertures? If you stop down to the minimum aperture of the lens then the aperture will remain fixed in aperture priority or manual mode while you zoom even if the lens isn’t a true “Constant Aperture” lens.

What happens as you zoom? Aren’t these lenses still changing the aperture in order to keep it constant? Doesn’t that mean that your depth of field will change as you zoom? If the focal ratio of a not constant aperture zoom lens increases as you zoom in could it then keep depth of field constant as you zoom if so desired? Would that ever be desirable?

Couldn’t a constant aperture zoom lens have a slightly wider aperture or slightly longer focal length if it wasn’t a constant aperture lens wide open? Aren’t they crippling the lens slightly in order to make it constant aperture wide open?

Also what about being parfocal. Isn’t maintaining focus as you zoom more important than maintaining focal ratio especially in cases where you can let Auto ISO solve the changing exposure issue?

I am just curious as to why we insist on having constant aperture lenses. To me the benefits of a constant aperture lens do not outweigh the benefits of a non-constant aperture lens as long as your camera allows auto ISO in the modes you are shooting with.

With that being said the 35-100mm F2.8 is pretty much the only lens I use on my GH4 now. However, I really don’t zoom that often while filming so I am not sure I use it to its full abilities.

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

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


24mm F1.7 Mitakon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11276/24mm-f1.7-mitakon-lens Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:28:26 -0600 AlbertZ 11276@/talks/discussions image

  • APS-C Image circle
  • Lens mounts - Sony E / M43 / Fuji X
  • F1.7-F22.0 aperture
  • 12 diaphragm blades
  • 9 elements in 8 groups
  • Minimum focus distance - 0.15 m
  • 246 g
  • Filters - 49 mm
  • USD 289

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 Lens is a fast prime wide-angle lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it ideally suited for everyday shooting applications. The fast f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails greater control over the focus position for shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The 0.15m ultra close minimum focus distance benefit users in image composition. The lens incorporates 9 elements in 8 groups with ED lenses in order to minimize chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy. The compact size (55mm x 61.5mm) and light-weight (246g) of the lens also make it perfect for mirrorless camera users.


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
14mm F2.0 Schneider Kreuznach lens and other their lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3574/14mm-f2.0-schneider-kreuznach-lens-and-other-their-lenses Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:26:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3574@/talks/discussions image

Press release:


  • Has nano coating (ala latest Panasonic lenses)
  • AF

Quite weird lens. Hope it'll be good performer.

Small and lightweight zoom for S35 with good focal range? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11319/small-and-lightweight-zoom-for-s35-with-good-focal-range Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:34:05 -0600 Brody 11319@/talks/discussions Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a zoom that covers S35 with an f/stop of about 2.8 (ideally fixed) that would be small and lightweight more or less in the range of something like 20-85mm and/or 35-120mm.

I hope to avoid still lenses for mechanical reasons and also to get that "warmth" and organic nature one might get from older cine lenses. I might consider older still lenses that are all manual and have good mechanics.

Versatility, size and weight are my major concerns. I'm not trying to find optical perfection here. In fact imperfections (low corner sharpness, flaring, etc.) are welcomed as I prefer older glass with digital capture anyways if it gives me good center sharpness.

Modern cine zooms are huge and bulky and expensive and I'm not looking to rent. That's why I've been thinking about older lenses mostly. Ideally something that could be converted to EF mount. Flexible budget depending on the lens.

I've been digging the net for some days now and I've come mostly empty handed. Only option I found was this small 1kg Optar 25-80 T3.4 but I was hoping to widen my options. (http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?31664-Optar-25-80mm-PL-mt-Lens-for-sale)

Any suggestions?

Cheap lens for GH4 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11303/cheap-lens-for-gh4 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:41:21 -0600 tinbeo 11303@/talks/discussions Is anyone used this lens http://www.ebay.com/itm/171435798985 Sound very interested and cheap

17mm SLR Magic topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7738/17mm-slr-magic-topic Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:54:43 -0600 Renovatio 7738@/talks/discussions http://www.43rumors.com/new-fast-slrmagic-17mm-lens-coming-soon-and-new-35mm-f0-95-version-too/

Finally comes the first alternative to voigtlander 17.5mm! And to think that the 17mm could also be better in terms of focal length: in fact the crop in 16:9 mode should be a bit more of 2x, is not it? So to get even closer to the equivalent 35mm, it's better than 17.5 (just to make a speech of fanaticism, but there is!) So: what expectations we can feed? The build quality does not come close to voigtlander perhaps, but in terms of image quality, now we should be very close, is not it? Also the price will certainly be lower, you know if you can buy from a third party and take advantage of a street price lower? Let's keep up to date

Just got my BMPocket, need a lens for specific use http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11191/just-got-my-bmpocket-need-a-lens-for-specific-use Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:40:37 -0600 rockroadpix 11191@/talks/discussions Ok, what I am looking for is a wide angle lens that has a low profile, preferably a wide zoom for when I go skiing. What is the best choice? 12-32, 14-42 or whatever? the power zooms? Inquiring minds. If it's fast, that's just gravy, but I don't really need 2.8 or the like.

As an aside, not so happy with the crop when using my Voigtlander 25, but that's another thread...

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.]]>
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!

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).

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.

Available at:


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.

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!