Select Page


Focal lengths available: 15mm T4, 20mm, T2.6, 25mm T2.3, 32mm T2.4, 40mm T2.5, 50mm T2.6, 75mm T2.7, 100mm T2.6

Kowa Cine Prominar Spherical full sets, , partial sets, or single lenses available to rent / sub rent from Cine Visuals – Contact us for a rental quote

  • Spherical Primes
  • Super 35 Coverage
  • PL Mount
  • 110mm Front Diameter (15mm = 125mm)
  • T2.3 (20, 100mm = T2.6), (15mm = T4) – T22
  • Sharp on center, with medium/low contrast
  • Gold and Amber Lens Flares
  • Small and Compact
  • Warm, purple horizontal lens flares
  • Oval bokeh
  • Compact size for gimbals, drones, handheld
    Kowa Anamorphic 2x prime lenses


    Focal Length15mm20mm25mm32mm40mm50mm75mm100mm
    Close Focus (ft)7"10"11"10"13"19"2'4"3'3"
    Weight (lb)1.8lbs3.2lbs4.2lbs2lbs2lbs2lbs3.6lbs3.8lbs
    Length (in)2.2"4.25"5.5"2.7"2.7"2.7"3.5"5"
    Front Diameter125mm110mm110mm110mm110mm110mm110mm110mm

    Kowa Pominar Spherical Primes are Japanese cinema lenses from the 1960s. These are impressive lenses with an amazing combination of characteristics. Focal lengths include the 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm. Each lens is sharp on center, with medium/low contrast overall – so you can get sharp images, but you retain more detail on your shadows and highlights. This also makes them very flattering on your subject. Their bokeh has a great balance of enough character to make these vintage lenses stand out from other modern options, but not so busy that it distracts from your subject. What really sets them apart from almost every other lens set is their signature gold and amber lens flares, thanks to their gold single-layer coatings. Since the lenses are slightly cool in color (when properly white balanced) their flares have a rich saturated amber tone that is beautiful, never distracting, and contrasts with blue skies really well. Nothing else flares like Kowa Prominars. One of the most notable projects that used Kowa Prominars is the FX TV series ‘Atlanta.’ Kowa Prominars are available to rent or sub-rent from Cine Visuals in full sets, partial sets, or as single lenses.

    Tags: kowa, kowa anamorphic, anamorphic, cine, prominar, cine visuals,  cinematography, lens, lenses, rent, rental, sub rent, sub rental, red, monstro, arri, alexa, alexa lf, sony, venice, vintage, vintage lens