Monday, April 8, 2013

Kinoptik Speciale Cine 210mm f2.8 - Another Sample Picture

Of the few cameras I have tried on, the Kinoptik Speciale Cine 210mm f2.8 produces best images on the Canon 5D and 5D Mark II. Didn't like the images very much on the 1D IIn or 1D III, or the Sony NEX cameras, or Panasonic G1. This lens seems to love a full frame sensor, especially on wide apertures below f4. Pictures seem to have that look of creamy but not soft, sharp but not harsh, nice color but not over saturated. In other words, all the elements nicely balanced. Is it specific to cine lenses? I see some of these qualities on the Tewe (Birns & Sawyer) 200mm f3.5 and 150mm f3, but the Kinoptik is by far my favourite cine lens, so far.

Megan - Canon 5D Mark II & Kinoptik Speciale Cine 210mm f2.8 @ f2.8.


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  2. That background is rendered beautifully, very "creamy".

    From a quick search, that lens is now very expensive:

    I imagine that you picked it up for a lot less!?

    1. I bought this lens for $400, which has remained the most expensive manual focus lens for me so far. I don't regret it, of course. The images it produces are wonderful.