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#1 Michael Schroers

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:42 PM

The Kern Switar 1,1 / 26 mm is a very wanted lens and it's very expensive on the second hand market.

I filmed with such a lens a few month ago and I wasn't very happy with the results: Very low sharpness and low contrasts. But the colors seems to be very vivid.

OK, it's a very fast lense, but whats so special about this lens that it's such expensive ?

Thanks

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:49 PM

Very low sharpness and low contrasts. But the colors seems to be very vivid.


I mean compared to the older Switar 1,4 / 25 mm (non preset).
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

The Kern Switar 1,1 / 26 mm is a very wanted lens and it's very expensive on the second hand market.

I filmed with such a lens a few month ago and I wasn't very happy with the results: Very low sharpness and low contrasts. But the colors seems to be very vivid.

OK, it's a very fast lense, but whats so special about this lens that it's such expensive ?

Thanks



What camera were you using it on? This lens is designed to work optimally on the Bolex H16 Reflex series of cameras only.
On any other camera you can expect poor results, especially wide open.
If in fact you were using a Bolex RX, then you must have a malfunctioning sample.

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Jean-Louis
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