Showcase Kern-Paillard Switar 25mm/1.4 AR

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    GX8 w/Kern-Paillard Switar 25mm/1.4 AR and 10mm extension tube. Won this on eBay but there were 2 lenses in the box when it arrived. This one had the C-Mount ground down so it would screw in all the way and not hit anything inside the GX8, but focused well past infinity. I was able to adjust the focus ring for infinity focus. The other lens is clearly original and slightly hits the shutter housing in the GX8, but doesn't appear to affect the operation of the shutter. The second one is in really nice condition, but has an older serial number, the coatings are different, as is the lens element assembly. It vignettes much sooner that the modified lens, becoming a hard line, and I wonder if this is due to the lens elements sitting lower in the lens body than the modified one.

    36091987020_1c8ce19034_h. Japanese Maple by Rick McNelly, on Flickr


    36091989200_35ee872f84_h. Japanese Maple by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
     
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    GX8 w/Kern-Paillard Switar 25mm/1.4

    35675177214_f8cfd84024_c. Selfie by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
     
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    GX8 w/Kern-Paillard Switar 25mm/1.4

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    That is a marvelous lens and I really enjoyed your posts!!!:th_salute:
     
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