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.

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Just picked up a copy of this tiny lens. Haven't really put it through its paces, but first impressions are that it's decent.

Only had one willing model at hand...
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E-M1 w/ Kern Paillard 25mm @ f/1.4

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A few shots from a walk around the neighborhood this weekend. All shot wide open at f/1.4, because why buy a bright "new" lens and then stop it down. ;)

(Ignore the EXIF claiming these were shot with a Canon 50mm. I forgot to change the lens info from the previous lens I was shooting with.)

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