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Kowa's new C-mount m4/3 lenses!

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by speedandstyle, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It seems Kowa is going to release a new line of lenses for the 4/3 sensor. The line includes a 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and a 50mm. All are rated at f2.0 which isn't real fast but if the fully cover the sensor the 2 wides would be worth taking a look at. Not sure if these are really meant for photography or if they are for a m/43 security camera???

    Here is a link to the translated page.

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  2. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    These are meant for industrial applications not Micro 4/3 cameras. They are too expensive and the native lenses are better at this point.
     
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  4. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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  5. zacster

    zacster Mu-43 Regular

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    At those prices I can buy the entire focal range, plus macro versions, in adapted lenses.
     
  6. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

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    These lenses don't offer anything that can't be had already, be it a native lens or a legacy lens of some form. Prices are (much) higher compared to other products, so they can only appeal by image quality that surpasses everything we know now and I don't think that's very likely.

    In other words: completely superfluous lens offerings for µ4/3.
     
  7. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    C-mount ... partly

    The mount may be the 1"-32 thread but they are certainly not c-mount as the back focus distances are all over the place! Some of the lens elements protrude well past the back flange and the rear threads so expect interference. Kowa lenses generally have amazingly low distortion.