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Taylor-Hobson Cooke Kinic 1 inch f/1.8
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:35 am    Post subject: Taylor-Hobson Cooke Kinic 1 inch f/1.8 Reply with quote

I just picked this up for $5 Canadian today. It came with a Kodacolor filter (pictured) of some sort as well. Just wondering if anyone knows about this lens?





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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some shots I took with it today, freelensing with it in my K-3 in live view so the mirror wasn't in the way.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another shot, really wishing I had a mirrorless/m4/3 camera for this lens as I'd like to be able to focus on objects further away than half a foot and it'd be nice to not have as much vignetting going on.



PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more today.





PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last two looks quite nice. It is a good lens adapted to m43 cameras and should have crazy swirly bokeh wide open Wink


PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which m43 camera would you recommend? Perhaps I'll save up for it.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, there are many choices around and I`m not an expert on m43 cameras, but I still have my OM-D to use with small format lenses like C-mounts, Pentax 110 and half frame lenses. This camera can easily be had for under $300 now. It has good value if you consider the built in stabilizer and a electronic viewfinder with magnified view for pinpoint focus Wink

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=e-m5&_sop=15


PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, cool. I'll keep an eye out for it once I can afford it. And speaking of prices, not that I have any intentions of ever selling this lens, but how much would something like this actually go for? $5 seems rather cheap, and I can't find this specific model online, nor any Cooke Kinic lenses with a Kodacolor (which I've never heard of before) filter.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there is one here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Cooke-Kinic-Taylor-Hobson-1-25mm-F1-8-C-Mount-Prime-Lens-Made-In-England-/322005674371?hash=item4af908a983:g:fOoAAOSwiwVWRW25

I would guess a value of at least half of what this is listed for. Looking closer at your mount, I think you have the type which is slightly longer and more difficult to mount on a m43 camera. The screw mount might collide into the gascet around the sensor.

Perhaps ask Klaus what version he has for a confirmation. Look at this thread:
http://forum.mflenses.com/cooke-kinic-f1-9-1-a-lunch-break-walk-t22463,highlight,%2Bkinic.html

He has written f/1.9, but he might have blunded or he has a third version Wink


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot! I've sent him a PM. Smile And wow, even if it's half as much as that I still got a huge deal!


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a picture of everything taken apart (not completely, just the extra filter taken off of the Kodacolor filter and the focusing helical unscrewed from the lens):



And here's one from the side of the lens without the focusing helical:



PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one today. Finally getting warm out, hopefully spring's right around the corner!



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More lichens on trees.




PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more.




PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adapted to my Fuji.