Kowa Optimed to Introduce New PROMINAR Micro Four Thirds Lens Series at This Year’s Cine Gear Expo

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Attendees of this year’s Cine Gear Expo will be the first in North America to view Kowa’s PROMINAR Micro Four Thirds Series.

Today, Kowa announced the U.S. market will get a firsthand look at Kowa’s new PROMINAR Micro Four Thirds lens series at this year’s Cine Gear Expo, June 6-9. The new PROMINAR lens series previously debuted at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition in Japan, however the Cine Gear release will be the first opportunity for the Western Hemisphere to experience this line of high quality optics.

The PROMINAR series consists of three lenses, the 8.5mm F2.8MFT, the 12mm F1.8MFT, and the 25mm F1.8MFT. All three lenses are capable of providing high quality imaging even when using high-resolution 4K and 2K cameras.

Kowa’s super wide angle 8.5mm lens offers a wide field of view unmatched by other lenses conforming to the micro four thirds system standard, while minimizing the distortion and drop-off in contrast to the outer edge. The highlight of this new series, the 8.5mm F2.8 model, is able to produce ultra-high definition resolution by incorporating high precision aspherical lens elements. This design enables the 8.5mm lens to have minimal distortion while projecting a super wide angle of view. The 12mm F1.8MFT model has a bright F1.8 aperture and a reduced distortion value of 0.59% with a wide angle of view and a 12mm focal length. With a 25mm standard focal length and a bright F1.8 aperture, the 25mm F1.8MFT model produces consistently sharp images and is suited for a variety of shooting environments.

The lenses will be on display at multiple locations throughout the expo. Kowa (booth S213) and Radiant Images (booth S216) amongst others will both have the PROMINAR Micro Four Thirds Series on display and attendees will have the opportunity to test the lenses at the Kowa booth. The IO Industries booth (S319) will also have additional Kowa lenses on display as well.

For additional information on these lenses, please visit http://kowa-prominar.com/ or email Kowa at customerserivce(at)kowa(dot)com.

Kowa Optimed, Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of top quality CCTV and machine vision lenses for a wide range of applications requiring the highest standards in precision and clarity optics. With over 60 years of technical experience, Kowa Optimed continues its tradition of leading the industry in providing innovative solutions to even the toughest vision system obstacles. Kowa Optimed offers extensive product lines in both the CCTV and machine vision categories. In addition, Kowa also provides custom lens solutions to ensure that each customer finds the perfect fit with a Kowa product for any type of project. In addition to continuing its longstanding tradition of leading the CCTV and machine vision industries, Kowa Optimed continually pushes its boundaries by expanding into new markets such as photography, cinema, aerospace, and robotics. Kowa looks forward to pairing customers in these new markets with a Kowa lens that will take their project from mediocre to cutting-edge in order to help them push the limitations of their industry.

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