Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

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Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

Post by kontrabass888 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:56 pm

I bought a Kern switar 10mm 1.6 lens on ebay. It didn't write "H16RX " as my other rx lenses.
However it is strange that it could focus correctly on both of my reflex and non reflex H16 cameras.
Is there anyone knows about more the version and usage of this lens?

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Re: Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

Post by sophocle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Short answer is yes, it will work and "focus" fine, however:

The "RX" lenses include an aberration correction to account for the prisms in the "RX" bolex cameras-- if you are not using an RX bolex then you do not want the correction. That said, the effect is minimal and you may or may not care.

This has been a great source of confusion on the interwebs...

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Re: Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

Post by kontrabass888 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:25 pm

The rx and non rx has different flange focal distance, how could a lens work on both flange focal distance?

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Re: Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

Post by Krasnogorskistan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:31 pm

Hey Kontrabass,

Take your time to read this thread:

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=60547

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Re: Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

Post by kontrabass888 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Thanks :D

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Re: Kern switar 10mm 1.6 works on both reflex and non reflex?

Post by kontrabass888 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Well, my other two non reflex lens: yvar16mm 2.8 and switar 25mm 1.5 even couldn't be mounted on reflex body,
which means their rear elements go deeper to the mount than RX lenses, so I am in doubt that the old rx version of 10mm 1.6 doesn't have the "RX" written on the lens...

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