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Yasuhara company started the distribution and selling a new macro lens Nanoha x5. New 'ultra' macro lens offers up to 5x magnification, and is designed for Micro Four Thirds camera system, or for compact Sony NEX mount. The lens is available in Japan and exported to the USA. In the near future should also appear on the market in Europe.

Yasuhara is a Japanese company that comes into the world of photography with a new lens Nanoha x5. The lens has a magnification of 4x to 5x (when you focus to a distance of 19 or 11 mm)  It is designed for mirorless Sony NEX cameras and Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The name Nanoha is a translation from Japanese gateway to the world of nanometers.

YasuharaYASUHARA Co., Ltd. (Company Ltd.) was founded in 1998. Founder of Shin Yasuhara was one of the photographic engineer at Kyocera Corporation. The designer of Contax cameras later tried to create and produce cameras under its original concept. Yasuhara company produced two camera models, T981 (ICHISHIKI) and T012 (AKIZUKI) and was known as the youngest vendor in the history of film cameras. History of film cameras ended at the beginning of 21st century, with boom of digital cameras. (Photo on the right: Mr. Shin Yasuhara)


Yasuhara is coming at the end of 2011 to the world photographic market with a new macro lens "Nanoha x5" for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The development of unique, innovative products for the joy of photography is the mission of the company.

The lens has a diameter of 61 mm, 84 mm in length (Sony E) or 86 mm (Micro Four Thirds), the weight is
320 g with LED light module . It consists of 10 optical elements in 7 groups. Aperture can be set to F11, F16, F22 and F32. The lens has no electrical contacts, and focuses manually.


Nanoha is a new macro lens for mirorless digital cameras, offering up to 5 times magnification. Nanoha is actually a microscopic optic for cameras.  Patented technology was used for development of the lens for simple shooting.

The lens produces clear photos even in the corners and has a small distortion. With Nanoha you can get into the world of art photography of the macro world.


Nanoha s držiakom


Nanoha with object holder

 Nanoha USB prípojka


USB conector



 Sample pictures taken with Nanoha lens.



Photo sensor

Senzor s Nanohou


The same sensor seen by Nanoha



Detail of match



Fibers on stamp



Source:, Magazine: Osamu Takeishi,

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