The Kowa PROMINAR MFT 8.5mm Lens is a super 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/2.8 and T3.0 maximum aperture and T-stop, and is designed with 17 lens elements in 14 groups. It is a fully multi-coated XD lens (extra-low dispersion glass) that can help you achieve reduced chromatic aberration.
Kowas XD Lenses (extra-low dispersion glass), when combined with a concave lens possessing special dispersion properties, reduces a very high percentage of chromatic
Dual Link Iris
A dual Link Iris system makes it possible to choose silent or click aperture adjustment. Aperture settings can be changed in an instant
The construction of the aperture blades with 9 elements makes it possible that the diaphragm shows a circle at all f-stops, creating a more natural impression.
Aluminium Alloy Body
All internal parts are protected by a solid and rigid aluminium housing.The body feels reassuringly well made with good balance and weightiness in the hand and when attached to a camera body.
Floating Mechanism System
The floating mechanism system is effective in preventing malfunction and increasing the life of the lens. High optical performance was achieved in all photographic subject distances.
Made in JAPAN
From design to inspection, these Kowa lenses benefit from our concept Made in Japan. At the forefront of technology, the lenses where designed and developed drawing on over 60 years of Kowa optical heritage.
Master Lens, Lens Hood, Objective Cap, Mount Lens Cover, Soft Case.
|Angle of View||F/T-number||Filter thread||Focal Length||Iris||Lens Construction||Max Diameter x Length||Max Reprojection Ratio||Min Foucsing Distance||Weight|
|93.5ø(H)x77.1ø(V)x106.0ø(D)||F2.8/T3.0||86mm (attach to lens hood)||8.5mm||9 (Circular Aperture)||17 Elements in 14 Groups||71.5x86.8mm (excluding the lens hood)||1 : 12.5||0.2m||440g (excluding the lens hood)|
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