Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Sat, 25 Oct 14 07:20:50 -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)
  • 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: $132
Shipping: Price already includes shipping for all countries.

I want to buy this adapter.

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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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
FS. Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35 2.8 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11613/fs.-panasonic-lumix-g-x-vario-12-35-2.8 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:25:53 -0600 katig 11613@/talks/discussions Good condition (minor/micro signs of use on the lens body, perfect glass), no original packaging, no lens hood (lost it because I never used it). 690€+shipping (I'm in Croatia, part of EU) via Paypal

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.


18-105mm F4 PZ OSS E lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10195/18-105mm-f4-pz-oss-e-lens Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:39:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10195@/talks/discussions image




Testing out the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Lens and my new GH2 (No HACK) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5546/testing-out-the-voigtlander-nokton-25mm-f0.95-lens-and-my-new-gh2-no-hack Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:37:44 -0700 disease8 5546@/talks/discussions I had a play around with the GH2 in a Graveyard in South London. It was a very cold day and so quite hard to keep everything smooth. I was using a super cheap £30 tripod a Velbon C-400 which comes with a PH-24B fluid head. I also experimented with a technique where you slowly tip the tripod towards an object/subject whilst tipping the tripod head up to keep it level. It gives the impression that you are using a slider track.

Although I have worked with still photography and video operating I haven't had much experience with this more artistic film work so I would love some feedback. Most of the shots I was on a very wide aperture, around 0.95-1.4 and kept my ISO very low. I haven't really done any colour correction and I am not entirely happy with the edit. I did it more as a test and rushed the edit a little whilst at a friends house (so I couldn't concentrate 100%). One thing I have noticed is that there is a "judder" effect going on constantly throughout, like it is missing some frames. Not sure if this is because I am using a cracked version of premiere or its the way I exported it.

Anyway here it is (its kind of depressing).

12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 Olympus official topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1722/12-50mm-f3.5-6.3-olympus-official-topic Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:38:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1722@/talks/discussions

* Super fast AF
* Powerzoom
* Lack of stabilization
* Focal length: 12-50mm
* Aperture: f/3.5-6.3
* Close focusing: 0.35 meter (0.98 ft)
* Macro: 0.2 to 0.5 meter (0.66-1.6 ft)
* Filter size: 52
* Focus and Aperture rings
* Powerzoom button on the left side of the lens
* $499 estimated price
* Available Mid-January 2012

Olympus adds to its powerfully simple and growing PEN family with the first fully-compatible interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens to incorporate an electronic motorized zoom. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (35mm equivalent 24–100mm) delivers smooth, quiet zooming that gives you versatility, portability and maximizes the performance of the Olympus PEN® compact system cameras.
The sophisticated new lens has a zoom ratio of approximately 4.2x, allowing photographers to capture anything from detailed, wide-angle group shots to medium telephoto-range images so you can get up close and personal for intimate portraits of children and pets – even indoors. The photographer can control the zooming speed by turning the barrel – slowly for drama, quickly for performance, or at an intermediate rate. Manual zooming is also available for those looking to take full control.
In macro mode, which can be set by pushing the zoom ring forward while depressing the macro button on the side of the lens, focusing is possible between 8 and 20 inches for close-up shooting with a maximum image magnification of 0.72X (35mm camera equivalent). The L-Fn (Lens Function) button suspends the autofocusing operation temporarily to avoid unintended focusing on obstacles that appear suddenly between the camera and the subject.
Perfect for brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) video capture, the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ has also been enhanced with a linear motor that drives smooth and quiet autofocusing for stress-free shooting.
New lens elements and glass materials ensure the clearest possible imaging performance, and the proven dust and splashproof mechanism originally featured in the Four Thirds SHG (Super High Grade) series lenses is now incorporated for the first time in a Micro Four Thirds System lens. Multiple sealing rings, fitted throughout the lens body, prevent water splashes and dust from penetrating, making the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ a versatile zoom lens for the toughest conditions.

Via: http://www.43rumors.com/]]>
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.

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:

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

14mm F2.8 Samyang, Rokinon lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/374/14mm-f2.8-samyang-rokinon-lens-topic Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:05:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 374@/talks/discussions

Mount: Canon (buy cheap converter for m43, lens has aperture ring, so it is ok)

Price: $299 only

Amazing lens. Sharp as hell. I have one with original Samyang name.
Only negative is some distortion present. But I love it anyway.

Where to get? - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MX5AVK/]]>
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

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:

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
FS: Panasonic 14-140mm Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11493/fs-panasonic-14-140mm-lens Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:19:47 -0600 matt_gh2 11493@/talks/discussions I'm selling a Panasonic 14-140mm Mega OIS lens. This is a great lens in great condition. The price is $295 and that includes free shipping in the US (I will ship overseas - just PM to discuss shipping cost).

Thanks, Matt

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

Available at:

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: 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.

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:



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.

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.


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