What is a Kinoptik 5.7 lens
Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:43 PM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:08 AM
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.
Posted 10 September 2005 - 12:15 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 02:08 PM
Posted 14 September 2005 - 10:07 AM
I will look into it further -
Posted 15 September 2005 - 12:50 PM
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.
Posted 15 September 2005 - 03:16 PM
Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:04 PM
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!"