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What is a Kinoptik 5.7 lens


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#1 Allyn Laing

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:43 PM

I know that the Kinoptik is a type of lens, but what are the functions of the lens? Where is it used and what applications best suit it? Is it suitable for an Aaton XTR Prod Super 16mm. Does anyone know what films this lens has been used in?


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#2 Rik Andino

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:08 AM

The Kinoptik 5.7 used to be the widest possible lens that can be used on S16
Until Century Optics created it's 4mm wide-angle S16 lens...
Which if I'm correct is now the widest S16 lens

Most people concur that it's a pretty good lens...and very fast f1.8.
It's very useful if you're shooting in closets, elevators, or small apt.
Or anywhere were space is limited...and you need all you can get

However there is rarely a need for a lens so wide...
Usually the Zeiss 9.5 is sharper and more preferrable...
You also don't have to worry about a slight fisheye effect...
Which happens with lens so wide....

& YES you can use it with an Aaton XTRProd.


You can do a search on this forum there's lots of past discussion on the lens.

Eitherways
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#3 jef bryant

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:15 PM

It was the wide lens used on El Mariachi, if that helps.
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#4 Ian Marks

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:08 PM

The Kinoptik 5.7 is amazing. To what has been written, I would add that it's a bit of a beast, with a large front element and a lot of heavy glass internally. Although there are a few of these lenses out there with a "C" mount thread, I wouldn't use it on a C-mount camera without some additional support. Some of these lenses accept a 2 by 2 inch flat filter internally, some don't. This is a nice feature to have, as you'll at least want to have an 85 filter for use with the lens, and it has no external thread to accept a front-mounted filter. Also, I would disagree that the lens produces a slight fish-eye effect. I think it's well corrected for straight lines.
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#5 Allyn Laing

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 10:07 AM

Thankyou for your help,

I will look into it further -

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#6 Matt Pacini

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 12:50 PM

Has anyone here had the experience to say how this lens compares with the Angeniuex 5.9MM?

I just bought one (haven't received it yet!) and I'm just curious.
I'm sure I'll love it, but I know these are highly sought after as well. Just curious if one is better.

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#7 Ian Marks

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 03:16 PM

Matt - it rocks. You can do all those trick El Mariachi shots - but be careful not to get your own feet in the shot!
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#8 Matt Pacini

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:04 PM

By "IT", are you referring ot hte Angeniuex I just buoght, or the Kinoptic?
Have you used both?
I'm wondering how sharp this lens is, & if it will cut well with my Cinema Product Ultra Primes, and my Optar Illumina prime.

Yeah, I'm excited about using this lens.
I love ultra-wide lenses, & getting right in there in the action, but i know what you mean; you get your film back, and say "holy crap, the whole freakin' town is in the shot!"


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