Kipon 75mm f/2.4?

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Jvlahakis
Jvlahakis Contributing Member • Posts: 993
Kipon 75mm f/2.4?

Anyone use this lens?  I’m looking for any kind of experience you may have had with Kipon lenses, though I’m particularly interested in the 75mm.  I asked over in the Medium Format forum, but no one has one.  I’m open to hearing about it from any of M, Fuji, or Nikon users.  Thanks in advance.

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bokesan
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Re: Kipon 75mm f/2.4?

I had the Nikon Z version. I liked it well enough - it has a nice unspectacular rendering. Not incredibly sharp - my old Voigtländer Color Heliar 2.5/75 was actually a bit sharper at infinity - but very even sharpness over the full frame and no obvious weaknesses.

Build quality was very good. What I did not like, and the reason I sold it, was the very short focusing throw. AFAIK this is typical for Leica M lenses, and is probably good for street photography with focus peaking. I like to take more time for precise focusing in magnified view and found the throw too short for that.

Jvlahakis
OP Jvlahakis Contributing Member • Posts: 993
Re: Kipon 75mm f/2.4?

Thank you for your insights.  I’m not too bothered by a short throw, but if the rendering is fairly plain, then it may not be the lens for me.  Thanks again.

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bokesan
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Re: Kipon 75mm f/2.4?
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I don't have many sample images, and most of them I can't show because of people in them. Here's the best I could find:

Wide open

f/5.6

Jvlahakis
OP Jvlahakis Contributing Member • Posts: 993
Re: Kipon 75mm f/2.4?

These are most helpful.  Thank you.  Particularly like the first one.  Very nice rendering for wide open.

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