New: Kinoshita Kistar 35mm f/1.4 lens


One and a half years after the Kinoshita Kistar 55mm f/1.2, the Japanese company Kinoshita Kogaku Kenkyujyo has a new lens - the Kistar 35mm f/1.4. A few specifications (the lens was officially announced last year):

  • original optical formula (the 55mm f/1.2 was based on a lens from the past, the Auto Tominon 55mm f/1.2 from the 1970s)
  • 8 elements in 6 groups, including one aspherical element and a floating system
  • filter diameter: 58mm
  • dimensions: 64.5mm (max. diameter) x 76.5mm (length)
  • weight:  420g
  • ¥169.100 (incl. 8% VAT), i.e. around $1,400.

Some sample photos can be found here. Additional marketing material including pictures:

Here are both Kinoshita Kistar lenses side by side:

Via DC.watch (translation), thanks Mistral75!

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