Showcase Kiron 28mm f/2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by s0nus, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
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    I picked up this lens a little while ago, but haven't really shot with it yet. I just went out to the backyard and snapped a few shots to test it out, and I must say I'm impressed! Sharp and contrasty wide open, sharper and more constrasty when stopped down, and nice bokeh. This one is definitely a keeper.

    I have a Kiron-branded copy of this lens, but I believe it has also been branded by Vivitar, but manufactured by Kiron.

    These were shot with my EPL1 at 200 ISO with some light exposure, brightness, and contrast adjustments done in LR3.

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    @f5.6 to test detail resolution
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    In a forum full of sample images from tons of adapted lens, it's fun to open a new thread. ;-)
     
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  2. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2012
    The Kiron 28mm f/2 is a beautiful lens, superbly sharp and with excellent contrast. This is typical of Kino Precision products.

    The 28mm f/2 was sold under Kiron and Vivitar brand names. There was also a 24mm f/2 version which I have only ever seen with the Vivitar brand on it, although I have been told that small numbers of Kiron branded lenses were also sold.

    Both the 24mm and 28mm are very well made. Of the two, the 28mm is better optically and it was/is popular with cinematographers.

    Kino Precision are still in business as an optical manufacturer but they no longer make own brand (Kiron) lenses for (D)SLRs. Most of their work is subcontract work from the big camera brands.
     
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  3. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    great walk around lens on m4/3. good for indoors & closeups/portraits

    I was lucky to get Kiron 288mm f/2 Minolta mount in mint condition@ $75 inclusive of shipping. Lens is a beauty. give sharp result with more than decent Bokeh for a wide angle lens. This has become my favorite walk around lens on E-PL5

    It is good for Portraits, Indoors & closeups especially in low light where kit lens.
     
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  4. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Kiron 28mm f2 gr8 lens for m4/3

    ISO 1600 f 2.8
     

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  5. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Sunrise from my terrace with Kiron 28mm f2

    E-pl5, Kiron 28mm f2 @ 5.6
     
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  6. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Kiron 28mm f2 gr8 lens for m4/3

    f/3.5 ISO 400 with fill in flash to counter backlight
     

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  7. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    Beehive on my terrace

    Iso 200 F4.0 Kiron 28mm f2.0 EPL5
    Had to use fill flash to overcome backlight
     

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  8. rpatodia

    rpatodia Mu-43 Regular

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    Ramesh
    posted in portraits thread also

    EPL-5 ISO 800 @ f3.5