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Kinoptik Super – Tegea 1/1.9 f=1.98mm

A very rare French-made movie camera lens, it was developed in the early 1960s and made available in both C and Alpa mount. It was declared capable of recording 197° on an 8.7mm circle, so quite useless on 24×36 Alpa bodies. As for “Tegea” the name comes from the French “Trés Grand Angle”, “Very Wide Angle” pronounced “Te-Ge-A”. It’s the widest of three lenses that were developed more or less in the same era, and the only one with a fisheye projection.

From the document below we understand it was also used in a whole-sky-camera system on a 16mm movie camera.

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Lens info
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Filter Type:
Screw Back
Lens Elements / Groups:
7 / 7
Image Circle:
105 x 120 mm
740 g
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