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 Subscribing Member

    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. Where is my master_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  2. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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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  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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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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  6. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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. Sunday afternoon stroll_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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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  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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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    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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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  12. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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. Walking on sunshine_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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  14. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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. Obstacle detail_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    27543013681_b87d4f91c2_b. 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. Autumn leaves_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
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  16. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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. The bandit_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr


    30441563653_55fd1f85fb_b. Baby pademelon_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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