These Japanese anamorphic primes were built in the 1960s, with coatings similar to those of the Kowa Cine Prominars. They are unusually small and lightweight for anamorphic lenses; indeed, they are one of the few anamorphic prime sets that are covered by PV filters across the range. Visually, the Kowa Anamorphics can be made to flare easily, with true skin tones. Their extraordinarily warm flare and compact design ensure that the Kowa Anamorphics are a favourite among cinematographers and camera operators alike.
P&S Technik has rehoused these lenses. The rehousing includes new internal focus mechanics as well as new housing, but stays close to the original compact form factor and light weight of the Kowa Anamorphic primes. With the full rehousing offered by P+S TECHNIK, now the original mechanism is replaced completely and the lens is equipped with more durable parts at basically same form factor. The rehoused lens has an 80 mm front diameter for ease-of-use of a clip-on matte box and a 77 mm thread was added for use of screw-in filters.
|Focal Length||Aperture||Close Focus||Front Diameter||Weight||Length|
T2.3 - 22
T2.3 - 22
T2.8 - 22