Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kodak Cine Ektar 63mm f2

Now that I have had a chance to try out the four Kodak Cine lenses: Cine Ektar 152mm f4, Cine Ektar 63mm f2, Anastigmat 50mm f1.6, and the Cine Ektar II 25mm f1.9. My favourite is the Ektar 63mm f2. This lens produces fabulous images that are sharp with great bokeh. Too bad, as all too common with old lenses, the focusing is not very smooth, which takes away some of the fun out of taking pictures.

All pictures taken with the Kodak 63mm f2 Cine Ektar lens & Panasonic G1. Click on the picture to see a larger version.


  1. Hi, nice photos. How did you do to turn the aperture up to 1?

  2. I tried a few S-mount Anastigmats and Cine Ektars on my Panasonic GX1 last week, and found that all of them are incapable of focusing to Infinity when fitted with a Kodak C-mount adapter. This means that the only pictures I could take are close-up type at a distance of approximately 1 foot.

    Have you noticed the same thing? All of your pictures are also close-ups, which makes me to believe that you experienced the same problem, but you never mentioned this in your post.

    Nice pictures BTW.

    1. Hi, my Kodak 63mm f2 is a native c-mount lens, not a S-mount, so I don't have issues with infinity focus. But, my Kodak 50mm f1.5 is S-Mount and I have a c-mount adapter for it, and it focuses to infinity without issues. I would suggest you check the c-mount adapter. Sometimes they are not very precise.