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Taking lens for Kowa B&H with Rectilux DNA

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In the quest for the best image on a budget i've finished with this combination. Kowa B&H + HTN adapter + Rectilux DNA.
Having tried with taking lenses like Canon FD 50mm 1.4 and Helios 44-2 i ended with Konica Hexanon 40mm 1.8.

Konica were the sharpest and the widest i can go.

The only complain about it is only 6 aperture blades and bokeh usually makes dracula's coffin shape and not perfect oval shape.

Any other hidden wide gem with lot of blades for this combo?

Or must i learn to live with Dracula?

 

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57 minutes ago, Grimor said:

The nikon one seens to be 6 bladed.

I remember @Zak Forsman saying about one slr magic with pleasant bokeh for its round blades...

Here you go LoL.


TAIR 11a: 20 blades
Biotar T 5.8cm/2: 17 blades
Jupiter-9: 15 blades
Meyer Trioplan V 100/2.8: 15 blades
Meyer Orestor (preset Pentacon) V 135/2.8: 15 blades
Meyer Telemegor V 180/5.5: 15 blades
Meyer Orestegor V 200/4: 15 blades
KMZ Helios 44 58/2 (old version): 13 blades
Meyer Telefogar V 90/3.5: 12 blades
Biotar T 58/2: 12 blades

Few added:

Noflexar 5.6/400mm: 24 blades
TAIR-11A 2.8/135mm: 20 blades
Komura Koki Tokyo 2.8/135mm: 20 blades
Meyer-Optik G�rlitz Orestegor 4/300mm: 19 blades
Biotar T 5.8cm/2: 17 blades
TAIR-3S 4.5/300mm: 16 blades
Steinheil M�nchen Culminar 135 & 85mm: 16 blades
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Summarit: 1.5/5cm 15 blades
Jupiter-9: 15 blades
Meyer Trioplan V 100/2.8: 15 blades
Meyer Orestor (preset Pentacon) V 135/2.8: 15 blades
Meyer Telemegor V 180/5.5: 15 blades
Meyer Orestegor V 200/4: 15 blades
KMZ Helios 44 58/2 (old version): 13 blades
Meyer Telefogar V 90/3.5: 12 blades
Biotar T 58/2: 12 blades
 

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more blades there than at yakuza  annual general meeting 😉

the pentax m42 300 f4 has 15 or more blades as well cant be bothered getting it out to count them

edit: er... in the interest of historical accuracy its got 18 blades or so google says my eyes are too tired to count

 

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2 hours ago, TurboRat said:

Have you considered the Contax Zeiss like the 50mm 1.4?

Thanks for the advice, I´ve not consider it, and i´m open to test it; but is 6 bladed too, and having a FD 50- 1.4 with 8 blades, i´m not sure if it will be much better.

GH5 + Kowa + Rectilux is a popular combo, so probably some Anamorphic Guru here know the answer... 

@Geoff CB @Bioskop.Inc @Alan Doyle @Tito Ferradans

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I sold my Kowas and my Rectiluxes a while ago, and just recently got a GH5, so my timing is all wrong. hahaha.
There are older versions of the Helios that have 13 blades, that's gotta be smoother.

You can see the hexagonal bokeh from the Contax in my early tests using the 3FF-W. Not the loveliest shape, I'll admit.

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3 hours ago, Tito Ferradans said:

I sold my Kowas and my Rectiluxes a while ago, and just recently got a GH5, so my timing is all wrong. hahaha.
There are older versions of the Helios that have 13 blades, that's gotta be smoother.

You can see the hexagonal bokeh from the Contax in my early tests using the 3FF-W. Not the loveliest shape, I'll admit.

I don't know if it's wrong timingbut the Kowa's and Rectiluxes would have been perfect to pair with your GH5 with it's Anamorphic options 😄 

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19 hours ago, TurboRat said:

I don't know if it's wrong timingbut the Kowa's and Rectiluxes would have been perfect to pair with your GH5 with it's Anamorphic options 😄 

I'm getting a set of LOMO squarefronts. I grew tired of adapters... The only thing I kept was an Iscorama. 😛

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5 hours ago, Tito Ferradans said:

I'm getting a set of LOMO squarefronts. I grew tired of adapters... The only thing I kept was an Iscorama. 😛

Will the clamps for the typical anamorphic lenses also work with the Lomos?

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On 8/26/2018 at 8:39 PM, webrunner5 said:

Biotar T 5.8cm/2: 17 blades

Don't know theres a version with 17 blades!

Will it be a better performer than the cheap copy helios?

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