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KOWA-R VINTAGE FULL FRAME LENS SET

Rehoused by TLS these unique, vintage Kowa Full Frame lenses are beautifull. Not to be confused with Kowa Cine Prominar primes. Kowa-R are Full Frame still photo lenses from the 1960s-1970s made for Kowa leaf shutter SLR cameras.

TLS replaced the original irises with matte finished 16-blade irises, and they greatly improved close focus on every focal length. And of course, they now have the quality and reliability of TLS housings, which feature 110mm fronts, uniform position of focus and iris gears with zero image shift, and zero backlash.

As for the look of the lenses: they perform well wide open, sharp but not clinical, low contrast, some barrel distortion on the wider lenses, beautiful pronounced flares, and soft pleasing bokeh. These lenses were born to shoot wide open, and they really shine on full frame cameras.

  • 19 mm T4, Close Focus: 30 cm, 1 kg
  • 28 mm T3.6, Close Focus: 23 cm, 1 kg
  • 35 mm T2.9, Close Focus: 28 cm, 1 kg
  • 50 mm T1.8, Close Focus: 40 cm, 0,9 kg
  • 85 mm T2.9, Close Focus: 75 cm, 1,1 kg
  • 100 mm T3.6, Close Focus: 91 cm, 1,2 kg
  • 135 mm T3.9, Close Focus:114 cm, 1,4 kg
  • Frontdiameter: 110 mm

KOWA-R VINTAGE FULL FRAME LENS SET

Rehoused by TLS these unique, vintage Kowa Full Frame lenses are beautifull. Not to be confused with Kowa Cine Prominar primes. Kowa-R are Full Frame still photo lenses from the 1960s-1970s made for Kowa leaf shutter SLR cameras.

TLS replaced the original irises with matte finished 16-blade irises, and they greatly improved close focus on every focal length. And of course, they now have the quality and reliability of TLS housings, which feature 110mm fronts, uniform position of focus and iris gears with zero image shift, and zero backlash.

As for the look of the lenses: they perform well wide open, sharp but not clinical, low contrast, some barrel distortion on the wider lenses, beautiful pronounced flares, and soft pleasing bokeh. These lenses were born to shoot wide open, and they really shine on full frame cameras.

  • 19 mm T4, Close Focus: 30 cm, 1 kg
  • 28 mm T3.6, Close Focus: 23 cm, 1 kg
  • 35 mm T2.9, Close Focus: 28 cm, 1 kg
  • 50 mm T1.8, Close Focus: 40 cm, 0,9 kg
  • 85 mm T2.9, Close Focus: 75 cm, 1,1 kg
  • 100 mm T3.6, Close Focus: 91 cm, 1,2 kg
  • 135 mm T3.9, Close Focus:114 cm, 1,4 kg
  • Frontdiameter: 110 mm