Showcase Kodak Cine Ektanon 102mm f/2.7 ׂ 16mm film lens

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I was about to leave the annual vintage camera fair when I spotted a long, skinny and silver looking lens. If it wasn't for me just getting the 63mm f2.7 version a few days ago I would have completely disregarded this rather bulky lens, not knowing how good those old Kodak Cine lenses can be. It was in a box, in like new conditions; negotiated price was reasonable.
The lens is in S-mount with a M-mount adapter. I already have an M-mount fitted on a Micro 4/3 adapter so I was able to test the lens immediately.
The lens is sharp even at wide open but getting a moving subject in focus is indeed a bit of a challenge (focus mechanism is smooth but with resistance).
One thing is sure: can't go stealth in the streets with that thing: bright silver and sticking out 7" I have scared a few children today and even this dog was a bit worried.

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Wow! Those are amazing!

Fortunately you needn't end your collecting spree. There are still a few remaining to complete your armory.

  • Cine Ektar 40 mm f/1.6 Actually you already have this focal length.
  • Cine Ektar 50 mm f/1.9
  • Cine Ektar 152 mm f/4.0
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 50 mm f/1.5
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 75 mm f/2.5
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 150 mm f/2.7
 
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Looks great! I picked up the Ektar version in S-mount which I haven't really shot with yet. Unlike the 63mm, the vignette is most pronounced wide open -- same as on the Ektanon?

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Looks great! I picked up the Ektar version in S-mount which I haven't really shot with yet. Unlike the 63mm, the vignette is most pronounced wide open -- same as on the Ektanon?

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on my 63mm Anastigmat I can see about the same as on yours at f2.7 but it becomes much deeper and sharper edge when I stop down past f5.6. At f11 the edges are pretty black, but nothing I couldn't crop to eliminate
With the 102 Ektanon I don't see much vignetting and does not seem to increase as I stop down
This image was actually edited with intentional vignetting to create that vintage look (missed the focus a bit :oops:)

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Wow! Those are amazing!

Fortunately you needn't end your collecting spree. There are still a few remaining to complete your armory.

  • Cine Ektar 40 mm f/1.6 Actually you already have this focal length.
  • Cine Ektar 50 mm f/1.9
  • Cine Ektar 152 mm f/4.0
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 50 mm f/1.5
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 75 mm f/2.5
  • Kodak Cine Ekton 150 mm f/2.7
Chrome, you are an evil person. Do you want to see me bankrupt? ;)
I did spot a 25mm f1.4 but was too expensive. I also already have the Ektar 25mm f1.9 so not sure what advantage I would have apart from a bit brighter; better edges?
I will take an image of the 102mm mounted: it looks wrong :rolleyes:
 

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on my 63mm Anastigmat I can see about the same as on yours at f2.7 but it becomes much deeper and sharper edge when I stop down past f5.6. At f11 the edges are pretty black, but nothing I couldn't crop to eliminate
With the 102 Ektanon I don't see much vignetting and does not seem to increase as I stop down
This image was actually edited with intentional vignetting to create that vintage look (missed the focus a bit :oops:)

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I really appreciate and enjoy the telephotic distance compression the 102mm produces!
 
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a glorious lens deserves a glorious (?) showcase image...

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E-P5 with Ektanon 102_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr


on an Olympus E-P5 with VF-4 viewfinder

Extended focus range (close-up) in the middle of the barrel showing the helicoid thread

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Fabulous photo! Are you not concerned that you might hurt yourself or others? It's no wonder thet're banned for carry-on. What is the filter size?

I admit I the temption after seeing its performance. But its focal length isn't one I would generally use. Certainly not here in uninspiring Lafayette. It would be fun for a Chicago outing.

Can't wait to see the portrait of your soon to be purchased 152mm. For that you may wish to change the format to 16:9.
 
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What is the filter size?

Can't wait to see the portrait of your soon to be purchased 152mm. For that you may wish to change the format to 16:9.
filter size is not a common one: about 44mm with a very fine thread (not the typical filter thread pitch)

I will skip the 152mm for now or there will be nothing left for Xmas :rolleyes:
I think I can just handle the shallow depth of field on the 102mm, any longer and manual focusing is possible only one static subjects for me.

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a few more today, close-up stuff
the macro feature is great but I am not sure about that pin... as I am focusing suddenly I hit the stop and have to futz and lift the pin to continue. It kind of annoys me and next time I am out doing close-up photography I will jam that pin open so I can focus between normal range and extended without having to lift the pin. A small section of thin PVC flexy tube will probably do the trick

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and since winter has just started Downunder I was lucky to find a maple tree (rare around my area)

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I was a bit worried that the lens would not be up to speed (no auto-focus) for fast moving subjects in low light in the rainforest
Missed a few shots but the ones I got please me way more than any M.Zuiko lens of mine can do, not necessarily in sharpness but in bokeh character

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