Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Sat, 23 Jul 16 20:57:05 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 50mm F1.4 ZA Planar Sony lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15341/-50mm-f1.4-za-planar-sony-lens Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:48:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15341@/talks/discussions image


  • 12 elements 9 groups, 2 aspherical and 1 ED element
  • 11 diaphragm blades
  • Min focus - 0.45 m
  • Ultrasonic motor
  • 778 g
  • 84x108mm
  • Price - $1500
  • Available - July

Preorder soon at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1264965-REG/sony_sel50f14z_planar_t_fe_50mm.html


Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).

This 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISS® brand. It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from center to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4. The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISS® T* Coating that minimizes flare and ghosting creating the classic ZEISS® clarity. Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion.

The large F1.4 maximum aperture of the FE 50mm F1.4ZA lens provides a level of brightness and speed that are advantageous for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits, while its 11-bladed circular aperture allows for stunning “bokeh”, or background defocus, in images. The lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design¹, further increasing its functionality.

The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.

Pricing and Availability – FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens

The new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will ship this July for a retail price of $1,500 US and $1,950 CA. The new FE interchangeable lens will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.

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:

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)

Is there a zoom lens for full frame with mechanical focus? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15371/is-there-a-zoom-lens-for-full-frame-with-mechanical-focus Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:24:07 -0600 JackBayer 15371@/talks/discussions Hello!

I am looking for a decent zoom lens (Standard range, 24-70 for example) that covers a full frame sensor and has non electrical manual focus for use with a follow focus. I don't need auto focus but it wouldn't hurt either.

Is there such a thing?


12mm F1.4 Panasonic lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15216/12mm-f1.4-panasonic-lens Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:58:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15216@/talks/discussions image


The new 12mm wide-angle lens enables photographers to capture beautiful group, event, and nature photography. It also allows indoor shooting in low lighting and produces an impressive, natural defocusing effect with its F1.4 aperture. In addition, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. boasts a rugged, splash/dust-proof design (when combined with splash and dustproof LUMIX G Mirrorless camera models) to meet the needs of a wide-range of photographic situations.

Integrating two aspherical lenses, two UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and an ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens, the lens system is comprised of 15 elements in 12 groups. The adoption of five special lenses makes it possible to meet the stringent LEICA standard for exceptional image quality with high resolution and minimum distortion. In general, flare is commonly seen around the periphery of a point source with many high-speed lenses when a large aperture is employed. However, the new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. achieves high resolution from the center of the image to the corners by suppressing this flare. Users can take advantage of this lens to shoot a brilliant night skies or night scenes containing illumination to capture true-to-life images with minimal blurring and distortion at the edges. The multi-coated lens elements also minimize ghosting and flaring.

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. is capable of smooth, silent operation together with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at a maximum of 240 fps to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed AF. This stunning AF performance is excellent for recording 4K videos, where precise focusing is essential.

The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. comes with an aperture ring for direct, intuitive aperture control. Nine blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. A highly reliable metal mount assures durability for repeated use. The lens mount, the barrel and the hood are all made of metal to provide a sleek, sophisticated design that matches the entire line-up of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras.

105mm F2 Laowa F2, T3.2 STF LENS http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14696/105mm-f2-laowa-f2-t3.2-stf-lens Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:21:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14696@/talks/discussions image

  • Manual Focus
  • Filter Size is 67mm
  • F2 (T3.2, due to apodization element) to F22
  • 11 elements in 8 groups
  • Aperture Blades - 8 F‐stop, 14 T‐stop
  • Min. Focus Distance 0.9M
  • 745g
  • 76mm x 98.9mm
  • $699
  • Cheaper on our deals - http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lenses/laowa

UK OPTICS (LAOWA UK) is pleased to present the Laowa 105mm F2 STF Lens. STF stands for Smooth Trans Focus, in reference to its special optical system, which is intended to deliver smooth transitions between crisp in‐focus areas and creamy defocused background or foreground areas. This unique manual focus only lens has an integrated apodisation filter that provides superior bokeh rendering and crystal sharp images.

Full frame compatible lens featuring 11 elements in 8 groups with a 14 blade aperture* and a minimum focus distance of just 0.9M. All metal alloy construction housing multi‐coated glass elements throughout. At a focal length of 105mm and with the inherent softly diffused bokeh, this lens is perfect for portraiture.

The Laowa 105mm F2 STF lens is one of only a few lenses currently offering an apodisation effect. Available later in March with an MSRP of £649.99, in the following mounts: Nikon, Canon, Sony A, Sony E and Pentax.

Vintage Lenses Recommendation (Contax Yashica, Canon FD, Minolta MD / Rokkor) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15280/vintage-lenses-recommendation-contax-yashica-canon-fd-minolta-md-rokkor Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:52:51 -0600 VortekShow 15280@/talks/discussions Hello camera nerds,

I need your help. I want to build a lens set from affordable but superb vintage lenses for cinematography. These 3 brands would be adapted via an passive adapter onto my Samsung NX1.

Focal lengths I am generally interested in: 24 or 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm

I'll need some experts opinion on which brand to go for. I don't know wether to go for Contax Yashica, Canon FD or Minolta vintage lenses so hit me up with your knowledge and recommendation. It is much appreciated.

16-50mm Sony powerzoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4546/16-50mm-sony-powerzoom-lens Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:05:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4546@/talks/discussions image


  • Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount lenses
  • Aperture : f/3.5-5.6
  • Filter Diameter : 40.5mm
  • 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 9.8" (0.25m)
  • Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 2-5/8" x 1-13/16 (64.7 x 29.9mm)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 24mm-75mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Lens Weight : 4.1 oz (116g)
  • Maximum Magnification : 0.215x
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active : Lens-based Image Stabilization (OSS)
  • Price: $350

Available at:

150-600mm Tamron SP zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8690/150-600mm-tamron-sp-zoom-lens Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:20:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8690@/talks/discussions image

Note: Price and availability are unknown at the moment.

Lens Features:

  1. 4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model (Model A08), making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm, almost to 1000mm.

  2. World class image quality
    Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, it delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end.
    The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR(Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.

  3. Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to-handle package
    Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.

  4. Beautiful background blur effects
    Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.

  5. Vibration Compensation
    Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system uses a three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.

  6. Comfortable autofocus
    Tamron’s new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive*³ for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.

  7. New elegant, high-class external finish
    Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users.
    Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver name-brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.

  8. Easy-to-use tripod mount
    The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.

  9. Comes with "SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron", RAW image development processing software for Tamron’s SP lenses

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

Best m4/3 adapters for parfocal operations http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15224/best-m43-adapters-for-parfocal-operations Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:22:58 -0600 monks19 15224@/talks/discussions Hi, I was wondering which lens adapters offered the best (or close to) parfocal adjustments for zoom lenses ? Parfocal zoom lenses are really hard to come by, but I know that some special adapters offers adjustments from the back focus/flange in order to get a very close parfocal use from the lens.

So, which one correspond to this ? I have a RJ Nikon to mf3 adapter (an old version). But what else is out there and are they worthwhile ? What other change the RJ adapters offers now and is it worth the change ?

Thanks to answer

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.

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

FS: GH2 Package (24mm f/2 FD Lens, 50mm f/1.4 FD Lens, RJ Lens Turbo, etc.) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14423/fs-gh2-package-24mm-f2-fd-lens-50mm-f1.4-fd-lens-rj-lens-turbo-etc. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:31:53 -0700 rpcstudio 14423@/talks/discussions I'm currently selling my good condition GH2 (plus 2 batteries, charger) along with the following: • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/4 - 5.8 • 24mm f/2 FD Lens • 50mm f/1.4 FD Lens • FD to Micro Four Thirds Adapter (ciecio7) • FD to Micro Four RJ Lens Turbo Focal Reducer • Nikon F to FD adapter

Selling all together for $1000

PM me if interested. Payment via PayPal

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:


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




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 $90, with tripod mount - $129 $99
Shipping: Price already includes shipping for all countries.

I want to buy this adapter.

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/]]>
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. 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

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
50mm F1.1 Kodak / Sakar m43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8555/-50mm-f1.1-kodak-sakar-m43-lens- Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:06:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8555@/talks/discussions image


This lens as well seems to be very well-built, and we found the operation of both the focusing and the aperture rings to be very smooth and comfortable.

At f1.1, the lens is very soft, which could actually work very nicely for portraiture.

Via: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/10/25/surprise-surprise-sakar-bringing-fast-kodak-branded-glass-micro-four-thirds/

12-24mm F4 Tokina AT-X Pro http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/157/12-24mm-f4-tokina-at-x-pro- Tue, 31 May 2011 21:18:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 157@/talks/discussions

Good lens for good price ($350).
Build like a tank, usual for AT-X lenses.
Nikon version.

New deals:

* DX II - http://www.amazon.com/Tokina-12-24mm-AT-X-DX-II/dp/B001LD51GS/
* http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/360350-REG/Tokina_ATX124AFPRON_12_24mm_f_4_AT_X_124.html ($450)

Used ($360-420):

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.]]>
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:





25mm F0.95 Pancake by Mitakon http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13676/25mm-f0.95-pancake-by-mitakon Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:43:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13676@/talks/discussions image



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.


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

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.


FS: M4/3 Zoom Lens, F/2 16-160mm 10X Parfocal, covers GH4 sensor in 4K mode http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14569/fs-m43-zoom-lens-f2-16-160mm-10x-parfocal-covers-gh4-sensor-in-4k-mode Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:37:41 -0700 BrennanK 14569@/talks/discussions image


  1. INFINITY FOCUS. The lens is made "parfocal", providing proper infinity focus. Minimum focusing distance with this lens is about 3 to 4 feet.

  2. PRECISION GLASS. Manufactured in Japan, this zoom precision lens is nearly perfect in optical quality. As the photos demonstrate, the glass on this lens is stunning, though it only resolves 1080p.

  3. PARFOCAL. With most zooms you lose focus as you zoom the lens. However, this lens maintains perfect focus throughout the entire zoom range of 16mm to 160mm. (See photos straight off GH2)

  4. ZOOM. The zoom throw on this lens is about 55 degrees, the zoom barrel is tight with no play. It is smooth and a pleasure to shoot with.

  5. VERY FAST. This is a constant F/2 lens which is an exceptional low light performer. An 8 blade aperture produces a nice round bokeh. The declicked aperture for silent, butter smooth operation. Aperture throw is 45 degrees.

  6. NO VIGNETTING. As set up and tested on the BMPCC and the GH4 in 4K in UHD, there is no vignetting anywhere on this lens. This lens covers the 4K image circle on the GH4, but it only really resolves 1080p resolution, you need Canon Cinema lenses to resolve 4K… As you consider, remember that this lens has a CONSTANT aperture of f/2 all the way out to 160mm! Please be aware, the lens has better sharpness at F/5.6... F/2.0 wide open, like any lens, is relatively soft.

If you are interested in purchasing this lens from me, please send me a PM or contact me below... This lens is valued at $500USD, but I am willing to sell it for $400USD and free shipping because I know people like good deals! Besides, I need to buy a Canon XA35 so this lens will no longer be needed by me. You win!

Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6qy72l557o3h9em/AABsnc2nzu38jiwa8ZyhjgA4a?dl=0 for high resolution photos.

Contact: Brennan Kirkpatrick brennan@infinichair.ca 613-466-0222