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this will be crap? Horusbennu HC-3517

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by argon, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. argon

    argon TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2014
    Padua, Italy
    Giovanni
    I was looking on eb** for some cheap lens to add when my nex-7 will arrive on next tuesday...
    and i found it

    Horusbennu-HC-3517-Silver-35mm-F17-16mm-Movie-C.
    rate at 35mm F1.7 i'm thinking this beast will rock with this specs on my APS-C EVIL...

    but i stopped myself before tapping the "buy item" because i can not found any result about this brand and about this camera

    will this be crap?
    is better get some other industar lens than this?
     
  2. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    it is a cctv lens and not probably of high quality. Depending your tastes it might be ok as it's rendering is probably "interesting".
     
  3. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
  4. argon

    argon TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2014
    Padua, Italy
    Giovanni
    Very nice!! Thanks a lot for your feedback José De Bardi !! amazing brokeh!!
    i'll definitely will buy it it's rated at $39.99 from a shop and probably i'll play a lot whit them !!


    EDIT: i'd rather get another cheap "hd movie" lens, i'll get the Michael Lens 35/1.7
     
  5. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    There are lots of these same CCTV lenses around. I think that mos come from same factory.

    Look at brand Fujian brand, these are not so expensive and at least 35mm/1.7 and 50mm/1.7 may be interesting to try out. Legacy 50mm are still cheap and better value.
     
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  6. argon

    argon TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2014
    Padua, Italy
    Giovanni
    guys
    i thinks i'll rather go for a better vintage manufactured lens like industar/rokkor/helios/minolta and other and other.. it's at same prince on the street in the end...
     
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  7. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    ^^^ I think that is a good way to go at first. A nice legacy glass like maybe a Minolta rokkor-x 50 1.7 (or something like that) would be more versatile --and if it doesn't have enough character you can then add a CCTV lens for a little extra 'funk'
     
  8. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    I played with one years ago. In fact it looks identical to my old lens (Fujian 35/1.7 C-mount). It was "cute" but ultimately I sold it after getting bored of it. Build quality is truly awful and optics aren't great either. But for the price you can't really bash it too much. It helped me get into manual focus lenses in a big way.

    I'm pretty sure this was taken with it:
    128.
     
  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    that looks pretty good for an indoor shot with available light. Not a good example to show how terrible a lens is. :):confused:
     
  10. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Heh well thanks but I'm pretty sure that's stopped down some, it's quite soft fully wide open. I don't want to diss this lens because as I say, it helped me get into the joys of MF, so let's just say you don't get more than your money's worth with it :p
     
  11. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Industar 69 LD is very good buy. I think that it isn't optically as good as some others (I think that Contax 50mm/1.7 is best of my 50mm lenses) but it is very small.

    Most bang per buck lenses for me have been:
    Samyang 12mm/2.0
    Sigma 19mm/2.8
    Ensinor 24mm/2.8 (that is probably made by Cimko)
    Sigma 30mm/2.8
    Zeiss Contax Planar 50mm/1.7
    Sigma 60mm/2.8
    Samyang 85mm/1.4
    Zeiss Contax Sonnar 85mm/2.8
    Jupiter 37A 135mm/3.5
    Nikon 180mm/2.8 ED
    Nikon 300mm/4.5 ED
     
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  12. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    ^^^ I think these lens suggestions are in a completely different price category than what the OP is looking for.
     
  13. Hin Man

    Hin Man TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 18, 2013
    I have the similar looking lens with Fujian 35mm f/1.7. Build is not good and you may run into markings of aperture and distance scale not aligned correctly. I keep the lens as it has good character for an artistic look in pictures but not necessarily the qualitative measure on sharpness and color.

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    Fall Mosaic 10 by hin_man, on Flickr


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    DSC06566 by hin_man, on Flickr


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    Sky Mosaic 1 by hin_man, on Flickr


    The lens opening is very rounded with 12 blades and click-less stop. Bokeh can be weird at times with sharp edges but some can look reasonably good. Anytime that I find myself complaining about the poor build of this lens, I will try to turn the aperture ring and get myself amazed at the beautiful rounded blades opening -- it is a beauty for $35. The lens can be very sharp on center when stopped down and given some application for casual walk-around, it is small and cute with unique character.


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    Fujinon 75mm f/1.8 cctv by hin_man, on Flickr
    left: Sony E 50mm f/1.8
    middle: Fujinon 75mm f/1.8 (also c-mount, much more expensive as in $200 range)
    right: Fujian 35mm f/1.7

    Cheers,
    Hin
     
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