Showcase Kodak Cine Ektar 102mm ƒ2.7 16mm film lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by ex machina, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Finally got around to taking out my 1961 Kodak Cine Ektar 102mm ƒ2.7 16mm film lens for a spin. It was a drizzly day in DC and I was really out to take care of some of my geocaches around town; all shots are hand-held, auto-leveled in Lightroom, but otherwise unprocessed. S-mount > c-mount > m43 on a GX7.

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  3. Here's an example of how sharp the lens can be in the center, original and then center-crop, Lightroom zoomed all the way in.

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  4. Went back to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens today to take a stab with my adapted '68-era Nikon Nikkor-S Auto 50mm ƒ1.4, which I'll post later in the appropriate thread, but also brought along the Cine Ektar to try and reshoot some shots from yesterday I thought might have benefitted from being stopped down. That didn't work out (the sun wasn't in the right part of the sky), but I did catch these little guys hanging out.

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  5. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    beautiful render of the bokeh: soft but with a hint of swirl. I think your Ektar is sharper than my Ektanon (it should be)
     
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  6. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Lewis this is a fabulous suite of images! Between Gnarly's and your images I Know it's an impressive lens.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to keep pace with you two's Kodak Cine acquisition spree. Before taking the dramatic step up to 152mm please consider the 114mm anastigmat first.
     
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  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Kodak Cine Anastigmat 114mm f4.5? I looked it up on wiky and it's listed but I have never seen one, even in pictures... how rare is it?
    Then again, rare= big $$$ :(

    edit: never mind, I found them under the listing of 41/2" instead of 144mm. Hmmm not sure how f4.5 will look, compared to the brilliance of f2.7....
     
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  8. Most recent example, SOOC at (I think) ƒ11 on a moonlit night -- note the vignetting: Green Bank Telescope from one mile away.

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  9. GX7, wide-open and SOOC except for hitting the V key in Lightroom to convert to B&W.

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  10. Mountain

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    A couple of test shots:

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    Edit: Whoops this is the Ektanon, not the Ektar. Sorry for the mistake.
     
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