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Kowa releases its m4/3 lenses

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by TNcasual, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Story at dpreview

    Pricing is a little steep.

    Too bad, I would have really like to play with that 8.5 rectilinear.
     
  2. GBarrington

    GBarrington Mu-43 Veteran

    Thinking back, Kowa was always kind of expensive, but the quality was always very high. I have no interest in their cinematic value, but I don't mind manual everything for my still photos. I'd be interested seeing a review!
     
  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yea, me too - but that price is pretty eye-watering.
     
  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    There are a few reviews for the 8.5 - just ask Google!
     
  5. GBarrington

    GBarrington Mu-43 Veteran

    Ahh! thanks!
     
  6. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    We need to send samyang a petition for a 8.5mm f3.5 compact rectilinear prime for with filter threads.
     
  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I'd be prepared to pay £500-600 for a decent UWA prime. It needn't be f2.8, f4 would be fine. Manual focus and aperture is OK. However, a filter thread is a must. It would be nice if it wasn't too big or heavy either. Is that too much to ask?
     
  8. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    CV makes 12mm & 15mm lenses you can get for around $500. Mate them to a FF camera and you have awesome rectilinear performance of a 6mm or 7.5mm in MFT....