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KP16 50mm f1.2
Latest Review Posted KP16 50mm f1.2
This lens can typically found for dirt cheap on eBay.
Pre-adapted ones can be had for quite a premium over the base price, but are still very cheap considering this lens' extremely bright aperture. I'd say that a preadapted one is worth the extra price.
The lens itself is just an optical block, no aperture, no helicoid, nothing. This lens doesn't even have a filter thread, which is annoying due to its bright aperture.
Once you DO get this lens working on your camera, you'll be met with a surprise.
This lens was designed as a curved field projector lens for 16mm film, however, it covers APS-C with some vignetting, and should fit perfectly on MFT.
The lens is VERY sharp in the centre. On my Sony a6300, it easily maxes out the resolution of my camera sensor. It has to be noted that this lens is a curved field projector lens, and was not designed for a flat image sensor. Unsurprisingly, midframe performance on APS-C is not as good, but still acceptable, with a slew of chromatic aberrations. That's disregarding the extreme field curvature of this lens. For MTF shooter, edge performance is not likely to be a huge issue. On APS-C however, this lens diabolically soft in the corners, with a devel's brew of CAs. Oh, and did I mention the barrel distortion? Thanks partially to the distortion, this lens actually has a slightly wider angle of view than a typical 50mm lens. For a lens designed for 16mm film, this is really impressive.


Extreme centre sharpness, and some PF.....



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