Details about Cooke Taylor Hobson Kinic 1" or 25mm f1.5 C mount Bolex Micro 4/3, Nex, Nikon V1See original listing
Aug 06, 2012 12:46:10 PDT
[ 27 bids ]
Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Taylor Hobson Cooke
For sale is a very very rare and most interesting lens, the Cooke Kinic 1" f1.5 or 25mm f1.5 C mount lens.
This small beautiful lens has impeccable glass (a couple of unavoidable microscopic dust spots inside) , the aperture ring works great and is extremely clean. It shows some minor signs of use, the craftsmanship is superb and everything is so smooth that it just goes to your soul! It's a wonder, it almost fully covers Micro 4/3 and the colors and definition are fantastic (it is such a small lens), a master of bokeh also, take a look at the samples (see the most pleasant separation in picture 3 , just perfect).
In my opinion this is one of the best possible standard lenses for mirror-less cameras.
Taylor & Hobson, now known as Cooke Optics, was and remains one of the most important and groundbreaking companies in world optics, having designed and produced some of the best lenses ever. It was founded in 1886 and ever since produces optics for photography (large and medium formats), the movie industry (35mm professional lenses) and many others. Whenever you see 'COOKE' written on a lens, you know to expect the absolute best!
Now, the marvelous digital age offers us the possibility to use it as a standard lens on Olympus/Panasonic Micro 4/3, Sony Nex, Nikon J1,V1 mounts with a simple metal adapter widely available on eBay. (the adapter is not included in this auction).
In the first picture you may see it mounted with the aid of an adapter (not included in the auction, but highly available on e-Bay) on Olympus E-PL1 (not included in the auction).
On bodies like Nikon J1/V1 it will fully cover the format, I believe that it will be most interesting to use.
In parallel auctions I have listed some other C mount lenses in a similar fabulous condition, you may take a look!
Also the Cooke bigger sisters of this lens are available on parallel auctions, don't miss them!
Please take a good look at the 12 pictures and feel free to ask any questions, I'm here to help you.
Please note that old lenses do not require glass cleaning unless there is something really wrong with the image results. Extensive cleaning of the glass surfaces will damage the lens surface and you will most likely regret it. Be careful about this, it's good advice! :) Also, please note that vintage lenses may present small traces of fungus or dust, that will not affect image quality unless stated so in the description. Please understand that you are buying an old lens!!!
Returns are, of course, accepted, but please do not abuse of this, read the description thoroughly and ask any questions. Partial refunds are not accepted.
Please remember that even if the lens is a wonderful condition, it is still more than 60 years old, do not expect it to be brand new.
Please note that only the lens is included in the auction, I have no caps for it.
After the auction ends please make the payment as soon as possible, this way I can ship straight away.
Please be so kind to make the payment within 5 working days since the auction ends.
I can also offer more expensive and faster shipping services (DHL, TNT), please let me know if you are interested.
Happy bidding and good luck!
PS: Please take a look at my other photo items!
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