This time I review Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9.
I bought this lens from a seller in the USA on ebay with Super Comat, which I reviewed last time.
I bought this lens because it was popular in Japan. In addition, if you purchase from overseas such as USA, you can save shipping cost by sending multiple items in a bundle.
This was also in very good condition. The product of the country of origin is wonderful.
Wollensak is an American manufacturer of audio-visual products with German roots
Wollensak was an American manufacturer of audio-visual products located in Rochester New York.
The firm was founded in 1899 by Andrew Wollensak to produce camera shutters. Wollensak began making camera lenses in 1902. Wollensak ceased operation in 1972.
Wollensak itself is a manufacturer in the USA, but the founder Wollensak brothers are immigrants from Germany, and I feel the deep connection between the camera and Germany.
Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9 is a lens for 16mm film movie camera.
It seems that the popular price range lens is named “Velostigmat” and the high performance lens is named “Raptar“.
This Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9 has a relatively wide image circle, so there is little vignetting even with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
After taking the example photos below, I learned that removing the lens top hood completely eliminates vignetting.
Select mount adapter (to use C-mount cine lens with mirrorless camera)
This Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9 is a lens with C mount.
A mount adapter is required to use a C-mount cine lens with a mirrorless camera camera.
For Olympus, Panasonic: C-M4/3 adapter
For Nikon1: C-Nikon1 adapter
For SONY: C-NEX adapter
For Fujifilm: C-FX adapter
For Canon: C-EOS M adapter
The C-mount is recommended for use with cameras with small sensors such as Micro Four Thirds mount and Nikon1 mount.
Use a mount adapter suitable for your digital camera.
Photo samples with Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9 attached to Panasonic Lumix GF2
Here are some photo samples from Bell & Howell Super Comat 1inch F1.9. The camera used was a Panasonic Lumix GF2 mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
I visited Inogashira Park in Kichijoji for photography.
Kichijoji is a town that has everything from shops to restaurants and is popular as a place where young people want to live.
Inogashira Park visited this time is crowded with people on holidays. It is also a popular place for cherry blossom viewing in spring.
Inogashira park location
I had the impression that the photo with this lens was darker in color. The silver hood reflects and affects the photo.
It looks sharper than the Super Comat. The characteristics of the created Swirly Bokeh are very similar to Super Comat.
Bokeh generated before the focus was not so big.
When I took a macro shot, an interesting Swirly Bokeh was created in the photo.
You can read the high resolution from the photo above.
When I took the photo in the backlit condition, a blue flare was created in the photo. In the backlight, the hood affected the photo.
Cine lens Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9 Review Summary
This time, I reviewed C mount cine lens Wollensak Cine Raptar 1inch F1.9.
The photo taken with this lens seemed to have a very high resolution and dark colors. In addition, because the image circle is large, there is an advantage that it can be used with a mirrorless camera equipped with a Micro Four Thirds mount.
This was a cine lens that was very easy to use.
Thank you for reading to the end.