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

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by gnarlydog australia, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    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.

    27401038561_c6138c4cde_b.jpg Where is my master_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  2. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    a few more

    27474924285_ecac23c7a0_b.jpg Chrome rules_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    27198374560_25a8cd6ee6_b.jpg Sunday afternoon street eatery_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    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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  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Please show it mounted on the camera.
     
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  5. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    How is the coverage stopped down? Similar to other Kodaks?
     
  6. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    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?

    kodak_cine_ektar_102mm.jpg
     
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  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    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:)

    27199597740_ebf8da5226_b.jpg Sunday afternoon stroll_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  8. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    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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  9. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I really appreciate and enjoy the telephotic distance compression the 102mm produces!
     
  10. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    there is a hint of swirl which makes it that little bit more interesting, something that my M.Zuiko doesn't give (also doesn't isolate like this since it's about f5 -ish)
     
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  11. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    a glorious lens deserves a glorious (?) showcase image...

    27423317431_4daa7411e7_b.jpg 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

    26887022344_33424d4043_b.jpg Extended focus on Ektanon 102_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

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  12. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    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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  13. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    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.

    27462156246_a475ef1cc4_b.jpg Walking on sunshine_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  14. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Wow, I assumed my Ektar was the same design, but it looks very different and lacks the macro lock-pin.

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    Adapted 1961 Kodak Cine Ektar 102mm f2.7 16mm film lens by Lewis Francis, on Flickr
     
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  15. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    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

    27582527966_69f13808a7_b.jpg Obstacle detail_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    27543013681_b87d4f91c2_b.jpg Thistle to seed_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

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

    27616665985_76e69d586d_b.jpg Autumn leaves_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  16. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    late at the beach, against the light, no flare
    crossposted in Silhoutte thread
    27740871991_216202f097_b.jpg Heading back_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  17. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    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

    31133630391_6e117985de_b.jpg The bandit_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr


    30441563653_55fd1f85fb_b.jpg Baby pademelon_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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