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Quick Lens Flare Test for Kowa Cine Prominar Anamorphic set. 

TEST SPECS:

- All Focal Lengths were shot wide open

- Model is placed at Close Focus for all Focal Lengths

 

Lenses:

- KOWA ANAMORPHIC 40mm T2.3

Close Focus: 3'

- KOWA ANAMORPHIC 50MM T2.3

Close Focus: 3'

- KOWA ANAMORPHIC 75MM T2.3

Close Focus: 3'

- KOWA ANAMORPHIC 100MM T3.4

Close Focus: 5'

 

 

Camera: Arri Alexa Mini

Shutter Angle: 180º

Color Temperature: 4300K

Frame Rate: 24 fps

LUT: standard Arri Alexa LogC to Rec709 (no further grading was done)

 

 

Song used - some Brazilian love: "Carolina" by Seu Jorge

Thoughts:

Kowas are a go-to for anamorphic look. They are vintage but still display great skin ton rendition and not as many aberrations as a Lomo Anamorphic, Cineovision or the Cooke S2 Anamorphic. I wish I had been able to shoot narrative with this lenses in order to explore flaring inside a controlled environment. Although I am a sucker for the Cineovisions and their lack of resolution, rendering blurry skins, crazy hard light fall off and focus only on the center, I have to admit that they are not the most versatile choice (or the lightest). The Kowas offer a cleaner look, with beautiful multi-colored flaring and not as much vignetting as other vintage lenses. 

Package from Alan Gordon - Los Angeles, CA