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Just got my Fujian 35mm 1.7 CCTV lens :D

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Poki, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    The nice postman just brought me my brand new Fujian 35mm lens! :D

    Right now I can just say that I love the color rendering and that it's not sharp anywhere down to f/2.8 - but neither too blurry at the corners. Looks cool for portraits, and I'll go out and do some street photography with it, to see how well it actually do in real world use.

    As far as the haptic is concerned, it feels great and is really fun to use! Just that the marks on the aperture ring are on the bottom of the lens seems a bit strange ...

    Oh, and the macro rings DO work. I'll post samples later today.
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Sounds good dude, it's good to hear that you finally got your lens after the trouble of the mistaken address, and what's even better is you're really loving the results! We're looking foward to your samples.
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thanks, Phoenix! Yeah, I am pretty happy that I received it without too much trouble. :)

    After a day of shooting, it's still a very interesting lens! You can get pretty dramatic effects out from it - a picture can look way more sad or happy than you may have wanted it in the end. Technical, it CAN be absolutely sharp in the center - look at the second sample. Believe me or not, but even in 100% view the center looks as sharp as it gets. The borders are a bit blurry, but who expects edge-to-edge sharpness from this lens anyways? Color rendering is great - just a bit on the low contrast side.

    That said, the bokeh is just CRAZY! As always, you can find it cool or bad, but it's interesting. As for usability, both focus and aperture rings are a bit harder to turn than I expected, but still okay. The biggest problem is the focus ring operation - if you turn it too much to one side, and than turn it back just the little bit you turned it too much, it's not exactly where it should be. And if you focus on something farer away - say from 5 - 6 meters - the focus isn't accurate in any way. Even if the focus peaking says it's sharp, it's sometimes just blurry ...

    I'll give you more and of course better samples soon - wasn't able to get time to actually shoot today. After all, I still like the lens and I hope it does well in low light conditions in the coming days. :)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/6590629039/" title="Fujian 35mm f/1.7 - Going down under ... by Poki5, on Flickr">"640" height="426" alt="Fujian 35mm f/1.7 - Going down under ..."></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/6590628207/" title="Fujian 35mm f/1.7 - Sample by Poki5, on Flickr">"640" height="426" alt="Fujian 35mm f/1.7 - Sample"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/6590627469/" title="Fujian 35mm - With Macro rings by Poki5, on Flickr">"640" height="426" alt="Fujian 35mm - With Macro rings"></a>
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Looks great Poki, I myself like low contrast lenses as I can bump up the contrast on the shot and still get decent detail from the shades and shadows (B&W point of view). The sharpness and bokeh look fantastic, have you tried to adjust the peaking level from low, medium and high? I find that peaking effect varies from one lens to another, hopefully it helps.

    Great find dude.
     
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Thanks for the tips. Yeah, the low contrast isn't bad - b&w portraits just look gorgeous!

    After some shots I let focus peaking just on high. In some situations (portraits for example) I found it very difficult to nail the focus on the eyes - the ears or the nose were highlighted, but not the eyes. I suppose this is a result of the lacking sharpness of the lens. Screen magnification helps here.

    For the distance shots, I really can't explain why it was off that much. I'm going to do more testing here tomorrow - also with focus peaking on mid and low. Maybe that's better for distance shots. We'll see. :)
     
  6. Seayear

    Seayear New to TalkEmount

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    Feb 20, 2012
    I got one too, here share some pictures to u :D
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  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I quite like the 3rd image
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    this lens is great, are great shots,the bokeh is amazing
     
  9. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Welcome, Seayear! :)
     
  10. Seayear

    Seayear New to TalkEmount

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    Feb 20, 2012
    thx...I just got this lens for one week, and ill upload more images later:)
    BTW, this lens can make great vidio, see and click here
     
  11. Jin Han

    Jin Han TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 19, 2012
    Malaysia
    beautiful
     
  12. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    beautiful
     
  13. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I too am interested in exploring these TV lenses (c-mount).

    I have a question:
    When the Fijian 35mm lens is mounted on the NEX, is the equivalent focal length a 70mm for film SLR? Is the multiplication factor (x2) ?
     
  14. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    Just got my 35/1.7 and here is the obligatory cat pic
    featuring Nala shot with the NEX 7......

    7000951733_6efab4efcd_z.
     
  15. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    @Dioptrick: The multiplication factor is x1.5, so its roughly a 50mm standard lens equivalent.

    @hodad66: Love the shot! This one really shows how this lens wants to be used.
     
  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Very nice expression
     
  17. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    Thanks guys... she normally won't sit still for shots but I used
    the LCD, aimed up & I don't think she quite realized what was
    happening.... ;-)
     
  18. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Thanks for that Poki. Is it true that this is a plastic lens? I've done a bit of digging around and found so many fantastic shots taken with this lens. I'm puzzled as to what makes it so good seeing as it's so inexpensive??

    Is it as good as you thought, Hodad66 ?
     
  19. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    I've used C mount on my m4/3 so that I knew what to expect.
    Reminds me of the 25mm 1.4 on my Pany..... fun for a "different"
    look.
     
  20. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Actually, it's built of metal! Yeah, not the most expensive metal and the focus/aperture-rings are made of some rubber-like material, but it's built very well.

    For this price you can't go wrong. You just have to know what you get when you shoot with this lens - if you look at the pictures fullscreen you can see they're not all that sharp, but the cool bokeh, the crazy color rendering and the low price are three good reasons to get this lens.