Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Mon, 03 Aug 15 04:38:12 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 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


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

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.

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: Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS Lens $1075 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13423/fs-samsung-16-50mm-f2-2.8-s-ed-ois-lens-1075 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:43:43 -0600 brianl 13423@/talks/discussions Samsung NX Mount 24.6-77mm (35mm Equivalent) Aperture Range: f/2.0-22 Three Aspherical/Two ED/Two XHR Elements 18 Elements in 12 Groups Optical Image Stabilization Splash/Dustproof Ultra-Precise Stepping Motor 9-Blade Circular Aperture Diaphragm 72mm Filter Diameter located in California

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

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:

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.

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:


Lens Modifying http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6498/lens-modifying Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:58:37 -0600 producer 6498@/talks/discussions I've read and watched all the available info about modifying the lens Pentax/Cosmicar/Rainbow 8-48mm f1.0.

I just received Canon TV C-Mount Lens 8-48mm f1.0 which looks like Rainbow model:


But the guides of modifying show difference between Rainbow and Canon at the thread construction inside.

Please anyone who has CANON 8-48mm f1.0 for help about the right modifying!!!

Big thanks in advance!

SLR Magic 2x ANAMORPHIC lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4466/slr-magic-2x-anamorphic-lens Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:35:25 -0600 slrmagic 4466@/talks/discussions Dear All,

We have received 4 email requests from members of this forum on the possibility of designing an Anamorphic lens. We had this thought for the past year and did a lot of research. There is one common request which is to have horizontal flares. The others requests did not have any common grounds. We came up with an idea for a 25mm f/3.2 1.35x or 35mm f/3.2 1.35x Anamorphic lens for micro four thirds. Shooting at 16:9 would give a 2.40:1 anamorphic output. Just before we decided to go ahead with the project we had a second thought. 2 Years ago we asked openly on dpreview.com forum for what photographers wanted and the general consensus was our SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm T1.6 lens.


It did not fulfill the needs and wants of everyone but we made what most people agreed on by means of a discussion. It ended up being a popular lens that we still are having problems meeting demand and we think it had a big part to do with asking photographers. If we did not ask around we probably made a 12mm f/2.8 lens. As it turned out quite well last time we want to make our next lens an open discussion again.

Here are some of the possible options we received and please feel free to throw in extra ideas. I hope people experienced with shooting in Anamorphic can also throw in ideas.

Anamorphic Adapter (1.33x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x) Dedicated mFT Anamorphic adapter for reasonable size Anamorphic adapter compatible with FF lenses 50mm f/2.8 Anamorphic lens (FF, APS-C, or mFT) Expected MSRP (Sad fact but it as direct correlation to IQ)

Kind rgds., SLR Magic Team

P.S. We will be at Photokina 2012 and would like to welcome any cinematographers with Anamorphic lens ideas to drop by our booth for idea exchange! We will be in Hall 3.1 B059

Hidden gems among lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/80/hidden-gems-among-lenses Thu, 12 May 2011 00:39:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 80@/talks/discussions
First one - Vivitar 28-200mm F3.5-5.3

1) Buy only original 28-200mm as in picture below. Tokina is absolutely different lens with different optical formula (look at crop from Vivitar box, Tokina have fewer elements).
2) For Pentax, lens could come either in PK/A or PK A/R mounts. In former you must remoive Ricoh pin. On both you must use file to remove excessive lever protection.
3) Closed down, lens is PP friend. Good wide open, but as on many old lenses have some abberations. Contrast is lower due to many glass surfaces and not top-notch coatings. Abberations are almost absent if close down (see below).
4) Corners are controlled quite well.

Available at:


Some links:


Lens and box photos:





FS Sigma 18-35 F1.8 (Nikon Mount) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13136/fs-sigma-18-35-f1.8-nikon-mount Sun, 07 Jun 2015 22:27:21 -0600 thougts2uk 13136@/talks/discussions Hi there,

I am selling my Sigma 18-35 F1.8 lens (Nikon Mount) Only used on one project, but now I have changed camera system so no longer require the lens. It comes as boxed as new with all original documentation.

$650+20USD postage.

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.


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



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:

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.

Available at:

FS METABONES EF - MFT SPEEDBOOSTER (AS NEW USED ONCE) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13122/fs-metabones-ef-mft-speedbooster-as-new-used-once Thu, 04 Jun 2015 22:49:11 -0600 thougts2uk 13122@/talks/discussions Hi there,

I am selling my Metabones EF - MFT adapter. It is as new with the original hard case and accessories.

Used it for one day on the GH4 with the Canon Cine-Lenses - Amazing! Am only selling due to upgrade in Camera equipment.

$500 including shipping

Who is recommended for modding and cleaning Fujinon 1" C-mount lenses? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13142/who-is-recommended-for-modding-and-cleaning-fujinon-1-c-mount-lenses Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:54:59 -0600 Brandt 13142@/talks/discussions I just bought a lens that appears to have just sat on a reseller's shelf. The lubricant in the helicals has turned to non-lubricating goo and the movement is very stiff and sluggish. I want to have it cleaned/overhauled and modified so that it is parfocal on the BMPCC throughout its zoom range.

Three names come to mind to bring this lens production ready: Bernie O'Doherty in New York Edward Koehler in Germany Les Bosher in Wales.

Does anyone have other recommendations for engineers who can do this work?


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

Used Sigma 18-35 lens purchase Help needed http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13070/used-sigma-18-35-lens-purchase-help-needed Fri, 29 May 2015 04:20:47 -0600 club_irate 13070@/talks/discussions Hi, there is this person selling his Sigma 18-35 ART 1.8 lens which is 1 year old which i am planning to purchase. I asked him to shine the lens through with a flashlight and it has this dust inside the lens which you can see in the pic. Can anyone here who has a good understanding of this check it out and suggest if the level of dust seen in the pic is fine for me to go ahead and wont hamper the image quality.

Direct Link: http://www.4shared.com/download/TSeWp89Vce/Shining_light_thru_lens.jpg?lgfp=3000 (Its a larger size picture so that you guys can zoom in for a better look).

Other pictures: http://www.4shared.com/download/CrrLTrBhce/DSC00044.JPG?lgfp=3000


Not sharing the exterior pics of the lens as that looked good.

Thanks in advance.

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
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:

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:



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.