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New lens: Kinoshita Kistar 85mm f/1.4

After the Kistar 35mm f/1.4 and Kistar 55mm f/1.2 lenses, the Japanese company Kinoshita Optical Research Institute Co. Ltd announced their third Kistar 85mm f/1.4 manual focus full frame lens. The price in Japan is ¥133,400 excluding VAT (around $1,250). Kinoshita Kistar lenses can be purchased on eBay. Here are the lens details:

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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):

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New Kinoshita Kistar 55mm f/1.2 lens

Kinoshita Kogaku Kenkyujyo, a Japanese optical laboratory that designs lenses for various purposes, announced the Kinoshita Kistar 55mm f/1.2 lens – a modern interpretation of the famous Tomioka Kogaku Auto Tominon 55mm f/1.2 from the ’70s. The new lens is meant to be used on mirrorless cameras with the appropriate adapter. Here are the lens specifications: 7 […]

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