Kowa Introduces New Cine Lenses for the Micro Four Thirds System

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DSLR News Shooter recently had the chance to check out some new lens offerings from Kowa. The company is announcing new cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Amongst them are an 8.5mm f2.8, 16mm T1.9, 12mm T1.9, 25mm, 35mm, and a 50mm. From the video, they all seem to be T1.9 with the exception of the 8.5mm. They’re all concept products that are being shown off at the moment though.

The lenses were originally industrial lenses modified to work for cinema. The optical quality is said to be the same but the modifications have to do with the functionality such as the rings for focusing and aperture control. At the moment, the apertures are clicked, but that may change later on.

Kowa wants the lenses to be officially introduced at Photokina next year; and they’re not sure about the prices but the company wants them to be affordable. Check out their interview with Kowa after the jump for even more.

Newsshooter at Interbee 2013: Kowa Micro 4/3 lenses cine lenses from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

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