First Look. Digital Bolex D16 Lenses From Kish Optics.


Here is a quick take lens test with the brand new Kish Optics Digital Bolex D16 lenses. The lineup consists of a 10mm, 18mm and 38mm all fixed aperture of f4.0 with a screw in C-mount camera mount. Kish designed the optics specifically to compensate for the sensor on the digital bolex. They are set to release them in a few months with a street price of around three hundred bucks each. We tested the 10mm and 18mm. The 38mm was not working with our Panasonic GH3. All of the lenses we tested were prototype first generation lenses.

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Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.