Kauser International Trading Ltd
Kauser International Trading Ltd.
With almost 50 years of experience prides itself in supplying exclusive imaging products of quality and design.
In teaming up with Applegate we offer our products at a competitive price and an excellent service.
All our Products carry a 12-month warranty against manufacturing defects.
Buying through Applegate qualifies you automatically with a 25% discount
on the published Suggested Retail Price. The rebate is paid within 7 days of
despatch of your Order.
KELDA Lenses are a recent addition to the photographic market competing at the bottom end of the alternative lens market. Made in China does not mean they are compromised
In quality. Whilst their lens design is basic in some areas the optics stand up very well in tests.
With a limited range of six, a Portrait 85mm f1.8, Super Fisheye 6.5mm f3.5, Aspherical Fisheve 8mm f3.5 plus a 500mm f6.3 Mirror and a pre-set 500mm f8, the 420-800mm is the only Super Zoom Telephoto offered at competitive prices.
We provide photographic accessories that are accessible to anyone with a desire to create high quality images, whether you’re an aspiring professional, an enthusiastic amateur or a committed photography student. The products we offer are capable of delivering fantastic results at an extremely competitive price; that’s something we pride ourselves on.
SEAGULL Right-angle finder for DSLR
An ideal accessory where eye level viewing may be inconvenient such as close-up macro shots,
copying, microscopy and telescopy. Rotatable through a full 360 deg. this precision made device
makes for easier image composition through its advanced glass roof prism design. And it is always ‘correct’ and laterally reversed.
SEAGULL LCD Viewfinder II for DSLR
Shooting Videos and Stills in both outdoor and indoor settings the sunlight and glare make it almost impossible to see through the camera viewfinder. Normally with a small screen, manual focus and razor thin shallow depth of field focussing is a challenge.
Using a SEAGULL LCD Viewfinder allows you to bring your camera close to your body for stability and with its 3x magnification makes keeping in focus very much easier.
SEAGULL range of lighting includes this unique budget LED ringlight which doubles up as a constant light for video as well as a flash. Mounted on the camera lens with a series of adaptors from 49 – 77mm it is Ideal for numismatics, botanists and the like as it provides shadow free light for all types of close-up photography.
For the videographer, SEAGULL also offer three other LED lights in varying power and capability. The 126T (8w) 256T(16w) and the adjustable colour temperature DV320(15w)
MICNOVA MQ-LM30 Light Meter
MICNOVA MQ 7x Sensor Loupe
MICNOVA CCD/CMOS Sensor Cleaning Brush
Kelda 85mm f/1.8 Verdict
With a price of only £136, you’d be forgiven for having poor expectations of this lens. As far as build quality and handling are concerned, you can see where corners have been cut with the gritty manual focus ring, bizarre range of apertures and an aperture ring that doesn’t line up properly with the printed markings.
If you’re able to see past these flaws, this lens is certainly capable of delivering high-quality images with very good to excellent sharpness.
You can purchase the Kelda 85mm in Canon and Nikon fits via the Kauser International website.
Kelda 6.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Verdict
For many people, the cost of a fisheye lens makes purchasing one difficult to justify, as the curved effect isn't something you'd want to feature in every image you take. With this lens, you have a very reasonably priced alternative to the offerings from camera manufacturers and the better-established third-party lens makers, that is more than capable of delivering outstanding sharpness. If you can live with this optic's propensity for flare and a few other minor handling niggles, then this lens offers a perfect introduction to fisheye photography, for not a lot of money.
Kelda 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye CS Verdict
Not everyone's cup of tea visually, but it does offer some tremendous and unique creative possibilities. This is what makes such lenses exciting. If it were to be over-used then the effects might become staid, but in the right place the fisheye can be a fantastic tool. The Kelda 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye CS lens is a good quality fisheye lens at a very reasonable price.
Kelda 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye CS Pros
Well made, good image quality, creative possibilities.
Kelda 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye CS Cons
Difficult to use manual focus, specialised effects can be over-used.