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Hey Phoenix/others see the SLR Magic 35mm 1.7 with e mount for $139, BUT...

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by lapdog99, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    I haven't seen this lens mentioned one way of the other. I could probably try a Nokkor 1.4 with fotodiox for same
    or less money. Any comments or thoughts?
  2. lowincash

    lowincash TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    Los Angeles
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    It's the same as the Fujian 35mm f/1.7 or any other branded CCTV lens with this specs. I've got the Fujian one. It's a nice special effect lens but not really suitable for everyday shooting.

    The first two pics on my Flickr show what this lens delivers. Havn't shot it too much 'cos of the bad weather here, but maybe it helps you. Flickr: Poki5's Photostream
  4. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Thanks. Not what I thought it was.
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I agree with Poki, the pre-existing lenses coming from SLR Magic are good but more of a specialty lens rather than for everyday shooting. But the new lenses they have released (since buying out Noktor) are something to definitely watch out for, their recently (re)released 50mm f.05 is causing so much of a stir as of late with images that is on par with the $11,000 Leica Noctilux, they have decided to scrap the old re-branded lens formulation and re-did the lens from the ground up. SLR magic (who now also owns Noktor) is definitely a lens manufacturer that needs to be watched.

    If you're looking for a nice 35mm, you can try your luck looking for a 35mm Rokkor (they're bit uncommon) or alternatively Voigtlander have a couple of 35mm 1.4 lenses (M mount) that performs very well with the NEX (the lenses are quite compact too).
  6. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah, it's definitely bang for the buck! Just not ideal as your "main" lens. Nevertheless I wont buy another 35mm lens - it's good enough. And with the 16 2.8, the 24 1.8 and the 50 1.8 it's a pretty complete set of fast primes for the NEX. :) 
  8. pchicken

    pchicken New to TalkEmount

    Feb 6, 2012
    I have a takumar 35mm f2.. one of my favorites on a Nex.

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