400 mm mft

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by JohnMoeleker, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    That looks dreadful to use! Much cheaper to buy an existing version and $20 adapter...for the same performance.
     
  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Its not for me, but I'm glad to see another new M43 lens. We need a 400 2.8
     
  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I agree.

    I always liked a mirror lens for backpacking and day hiking. I would jump on a 400-500 mirror that was made for m43 (much smaller) and not just a remounted larger format lens.

    This isn't it.
     
  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
  5. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    The 300 might be useable. In the real world, the uses for an 800mm eq lens are very limited. A 250mm f5.6 is something I'd like to see.
     
  6. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Sep 13, 2011
    Indonesia-Singapore
    Kowa lenses : KOWA

    Has anyone tried any Kowa lenses before? Is it manual lens? I've just heard this brand
     
  7. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Kowa is a Japanese lens maker. They made medium format slr, the Kowa Six, and a few lenses. Later the Kowa 66 had interchangeable backs. The lenses were quite good. The system used lens shutters rather than a focal plane shutter. They made one attempt at a 36mm slr, but it was unsuccessful.

    Last I know they were making industrial lenses, which seems to still be the case.

    Fred
     
  8. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Sep 13, 2011
    Indonesia-Singapore
    um, is it a manual lens? I have a feeling that this is a manual lens..
     
  9. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
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  10. keith1200rs

    keith1200rs Mu-43 Regular

    76
    Nov 8, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Kowa are well regarded for their spotting telescopes.

    Keith