Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

B&H # KO12MF18MFTS MFR # KP12MMF1.8MFTS
Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Wide Angle Lens for MFT Sensor Format
  • f/1.8 and T1.9 Max Aperture and T-Stop
  • 9-Blade Circular Iris
  • 12 Lens Elements in 10 Groups
  • 7.9" Minimum Focusing Distance
  • Dual Link Iris (Silent / Click-Stop)
  • Floating Mechanism System
  • Aluminum Alloy Body
  • Made in Japan
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Color: Silver

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Focal Length: 12mm

8.5mm 12mm 25mm

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Kowa PROMINAR overview

  • 1Description

The Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm Lens, in silver, is a wide angle manual focus lens for the Micro Four Thirds sensor format. Compact, stylish, and featuring advanced optics and Japanese construction drawing on 60+ years of Kowa's optical heritage, the lens is a suitable choice for sophisticated MFT cameras such as the Panasonic GH5. It features a 9-blade circular iris with f/1.8 and T1.9 maximum aperture and T-stop, and is designed with 12 lens elements in 10 groups. It is a fully multi-coated XD lens (extra-low dispersion glass) that can help you achieve reduced chromatic aberration.

Key Features
Dual Link Iris
A Dual Link Iris system allows you to switch between silent and click-stop aperture adjustment.

Circular Aperture
A 9-blade aperture ensures that the diaphragm is circular at all f-stops, providing for a more natural impression.

Floating Mechanism System
The floating mechanism system is effective in preventing malfunction and increasing the life of the lens. Tests have shown high optical performance at all supported subject distances.

Aluminum Alloy Construction
All internal parts are protected by a solid and rigid aluminum housing.
UPC: 879110004853
In the Box
Kowa PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)
  • Lens Hood
  • Objective Cap
  • Mount Lens Cover
  • Soft Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (Registration Required within 30 Days)
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    Kowa PROMINAR specs

    Focal Length 12mm
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Format MFT
    Maximum T-Stop T1.9
    Maximum F-Stop f/1.8
    Diagonal Angle of View MFT: 86.8°
    Horizontal Angle of View MFT: 74.9°
    Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane 7.87" / 0.2 m
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 10 Groups
    Iris Blades 9
    Front Diameter 76 mm
    Filter Thread 72 mm
    Focus Scales None
    Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:10
    Tripod Mounting Thread None
    Length 3.56" / 90.5 mm
    Weight 16.8 oz / 475.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 5.1 x 5.0"

    Kowa PROMINAR reviews

    PROMINAR MFT 12mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens EVER I've been shooting film projects on the GH4 and the GH5 for a while now. I love wide angle, so it's been challenging to find the best lens until I found this one. This lens offers full control over focus and aperture. The addition of a clickless aperture is especially excellent. The 12mm focal length (equal to about 24mm on a full frame), gets me the most out of my images. Especially when composing for the 2:35 aspect ratio. This lens is a must-have for Micro 4/3 video shooters, especially cinematographers. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-10-20
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