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Kinoptik Apochromat 32mm meets the late autumn sun...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Kinoptik Apochromat 32mm meets the late autumn sun... Reply with quote

another story in images... @f1.9






















[should you notice some similiarities, it was done of pupose to compare with the 38mm Lamegon]


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and seperate from that, a few "test images", all @f1.9









PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of them just wonderful and very crisp.
This should be another fine lens unknown to me - thank you for sharing.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can find one for a decent price, don't wait a a second!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Klaus, very clean, crispy and sharp. What a lens ! What is a decent price ?

Wink


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rolf! Unfortunately the price for Kinoptik lenses has exploded within the last years,
since they are so much liked and desired in Asia. If you're lucky to find one, 1500 I'd say.

I have not found any other lens that could do things like that (shot @5.6 actually), with the
exception of the Apo Lanthar 125mm and maybe the Apo Macro Elmarit 100mm (but both
much larger and heavier of course).



The colors and resolution of Kinoptik lenses are "legendary" and many films have been
shot using them, especially because their great flesh tones (too bad I'm not a portrait guy,
well sandstone comes close...)



and lack of any CA, see here:



and here:



100% crop (click to enlarge):


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my repair shops have hundred of old and/or defective analog film cams in the warehouse. Should I have a look there ?
Are there any special brand names where I have to look for ?

Wink


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinoptik lenses were used for the swiss ALPA still cameras.
For film, they were used on different brands, Eclaire for instance
(mostly on french models).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Klaus but Im sure that I will not find these brand names there Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One should never say never; I found mine with an odd mount
for an acceptable price and had a mount made for it...


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabulous shots , Klaus ! Is seems an exceptional lens (and the prices you mentioned , also Laughing )


PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed it is, one of the "stars" of my lenses in use...


PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You made some fine pictures, maybe the special lens helped, but that is only a part of the story.
Congrats!


PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - sure, an important tool, but certainly not all it needs Wink


PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superbe series, really difficult to make a choice, several are memorable, perhaps I'd go for #3.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very rarely awed by the rendering of a lens. But in this case I could not help but be awed. Obviously when it is in the hands of a master it is a truly remarkable tool.

Do you know the register distance these lenses were available with ? I would think the Alpa versions would be quite short in Register distance.

I'm afraid 35mm is a focul length I do not have covered very well.

Eric