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KOWA f1.1 37.5mm on GH1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: KOWA f1.1 37.5mm on GH1 Reply with quote

A few comparison shots using my freshly infinity converted KOWA f1.1 37.5mm lens (handheld on a windy day, so focus was a bit hit-and-miss).
Well, a f1.1 lens is really something special...

Also that one shows a good background seperation ability





Here now some more detailed shots:

@f1.1


@f1.4


@f2


@f4


@f1.1
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@f1.4
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@f2


Although not explicitely mentioned, that lens seems to be apochromatically corrected, I see no LCA at all

100% crop




DOF at f1.1 is very shallow of course



PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, just beautiful results Shocked ....
This lens looks like as good as the Kinoptic lenses!......
Is it an original C-mount lens?


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but still some machining was needed to make it fit and achieve infinity focus.
Much larger and much more heavy than the Kinoptik, also has a focusing lever like
some Arri film lenses, easy to use.



PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those flowers jump off the page. Are those raw images with no post processing?


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not make that effort for that, just in-camera jpg


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding work with this lens. How close were you when you took these wonderful pictures? Do you make your own mounts?


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmelvis wrote:
Outstanding work with this lens. How close were you when you took these wonderful pictures? Do you make your own mounts?


Depends, ca 0.5-0.7m I would guess. I design the mounts and have then my mechanic make them usually. Here is was very easy, just to take off a bit here and there.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

impressive glass! I guess it doesn't go for cheap


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks to me this is best ones what I saw in C mount, stunning result!! Congrats!!


PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharp lens that has a smooth bokeh Shocked Unfortunately, this makes a 75/2.2 equivalent lens, interesting, but not that extraodinary...


PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the results with the Kinoptik more, but these really come a close second. Really remarkable lenses; I understand why one would use such lenses on m4/3 cameras.

I guess we'll see more from you in the future? Smile


PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the Kinoptik is even better indeed Peter, but the Kowa comes close and has the f1.1 advantage also for low light shooting.

I don't have as much time as I had before (business projects), but I will try to drop in from time to time... Wink


PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Kowa 1.1 Reply with quote

Exceptional photos from a very promising lens!

Did I refer you to that lens? The vendor was offering one for just under $1000 on eBay? And another starting at $1!


PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but no, that was bought from a shop in Japan. Where did you see such lenses here?


PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice results indeed.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote















just some pictures of that great lens...

It is for sale, should anyone be interested (as I have a similar lens).


PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Cat


PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Looks good!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

old stuff - loooong sold!