Pentax 25mm f/1.4 CCTV

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by ohakdk, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. ohakdk

    ohakdk New to Mu-43

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Henderson, NV
    Panasonic 20mm 1.7 is coming to my door.
    I found a Pentax 25mm 1.4 cctv lens looks interesting.

    Do they cover almost same focal length?
    Generally speaking, the photo from pentax CCTV would have toylens-like effect which differentiated from the one from Panny?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. corona

    corona Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 29, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    This lens is quite popular, see the thread here:
    https://www.mu-43.com/f81/pentax-25mm-f-1-4-cosmicar-c-mount-image-thread-4858/

    I've got an unbranded 25mm f/1.4 CCTV from ebay (ie a chinese clone of the Pentax) and I get basically the same results.
    Paid $35 for it complete with m4/3 adapter plate and a couple of C-CS daapter rings (lets you kinda use it as a macro lens as well). I really enjoy it on my GF2 :)

    Andrew
     
  3. ohakdk

    ohakdk New to Mu-43

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Henderson, NV
    Panasonic 20mm 1.7 shares similar lengh and effect to 25mm 1.4?
     
  4. corona

    corona Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 29, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    I don't own a 20mm, just the 14mm pancake. The 14mm is quite different to my cctv lens, being quite accurate and crisp.

    My cctv on the other hand gives a somewhat old school look to images, partly due to the defocussing towards the outside corners, and the slight vignetting. It also often comes out with a somewhat toy-like image, as if I was photographing a miniature model. I've got a few really cool photos like this out of it.

    Otherwise the photos in the pentac thread should be a pretty good guide to what the lens does, and I'm sure there's plenty of photos around the net from the 20mm, it's a very popular lens.

    Andrew
     
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