Kish Xpander - summer special

Anna PifflAnna Piffl on 22.07.2015

Tags: lens optic optics

Large sensor sizes create beautiful images, but they can also pose problems without the 

right equipment. By attaching the Xpander Lens to your cinema lenses, you can now enjoy full scale ability to shoot with large sensors including 6K without compromising focal length capability.

The Kish Xpander Lens allows full sensor coverage for the ARRI Alexa and RED Dragon cameras and is compatible for a wide range of cinema lenses to prevent vignetting:

  • Angenieux Optimo 17-80mm zoom lens
  • Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm zoom lens
  • Angenieux Compact Optimo zooms
  • Cooke 18-100mm zoom lens
  • Angenieux 17-102mm zoom lens
  • Angenieux 25-250mm HR zoom lens 
Wether you are shooting with the ARRI Alexa Open Gate or Red Dragon 6K, the Xpander Lens is the latest critical attachment necessary to prevent vignetting so you can maximize the most out of large sensor coverage.

SPECIFICATIONS


Version 1,15
Image expansion factor: 15 % larger (nominal)
Focal Length: X 1.15
Light loss: 1/3 to ½ stop

Version 1,21
Image expansion factor: 21 % larger (nominal)
Focal length 1.21
Light Loss 1/2 to 2/3 stop

SPECIAL PRICE


1.999,00 Euro net

instead of 2.900,00 Euro

available for a short time until August 7th

                                                                                


THE XPANDER LENS VS. THE RANGE EXTENDER

Even though the Lens Xpander functions similar to the lens range extender attachment, in terms of focal length and light loss factors, there is one fundamental difference to appreciate. The Xpander gives a larger image dimension by expanding the original image to cover a larger sensor area. This accessory is designed to maintain the optical performance over the larger image area.
On the other hand, the range extender is also magnifying the image (focal length gets longer) but this attachment only needs to maintain the optical performance over the original image area.
Thus, the Xpander Lens is a more demanding and critical optical attachment.

The Xpander Lens can be attached to most existing lenses where there is enough air space between the back of the lens and the first filter or obstacle in front of the sensor.  The current lens mount on the rear of the lens (normally PL or PV) is removed and replaced by the attachment which incorporates the Xpander within a new mount on the lens.Upcoming compatibilities include Fujinon and Canon zooms. The Xpander is not compatible with spinning mirror-shutter cameras.

By attaching the Xpander Lens to your cinema lenses, you can now enjoy full scale ability to shoot with large sensors including 6K without compromising focal length capability.

Wether you are shooting with the ARRI Alexa Open Gate or Red Dragon 6K, the Xpander Lens is the latest critical attachment necessary to prevent vignetting so you can maximize the most out of large sensor coverage.

ARRI Alexa Plus Open Gate using the 24-290mm Optimo Zoom


Images courtesy of Bill Bennett, ASC

Without the XPANDER LENS
Frame: Open Gate 3.4K
Lens setting: 24mm
Lens vignetting up to 55mm
Using the XPANDER LENS
Frame: Open Gate 3.4K
Lens setting: 24mm
Full frame sensor couverage
24-290mm
Bill Bennett, ASC shooting ARRI Alexa
Open Gate using the Xpander Lens on
the 24-290mm Optimo Zoom
Bill Bennett, ASC easily attaching
the Xpander Lens

RED Dragon 6K using the 17-80mm Angenieux Optimo Zoom Lens

Without the XPANDER LENS               
Lens setting: 17mm, 6k at 6ft
Using the XPANDER LENS (1,21 / 21%)
Lens setting: 17mm, 6k at 6ft

RED Dragon 6K using the 24-290mm Angenieux Optimo Zoom Lens

Without the XPANDER LENS                 
Lens setting: 24mm, 6k at 6ft
Using the XPANDER LENS (1,15 / 15%)
Lens setting: 24mm, 6k at 6ft

Watch a comparision video clip on vimeo

Radiant Images performed a side by side test using the Red Dragon with & without the Starkish Expander on the Angenieux Optimo 24-290mm zoom lens.
vimeo.com/99683674

AVAILABILITY

The Starkish Xpander Lens is available directly from P+S Technik or the PS-Onlinestore.

For more information visit also our website www.pstechnik.de or contact our Munich office by email to sales@pstechnik.de or call +49 / (0)89 / 45 09 82-30



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