Showcase APS-C C Mount Lens 35mm f1.6

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by edwardconde, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    It looks like these new bigger C-Mount lenses are starting to pop up on ebay... I bought the 25mm, 35mm & 50mm lenses. This thread is just for the 35mm f1.6. (Following Forum Rules)

    Here is what found out about this lens when buying it off eBay...

    Features:
    Mount: C mount (diameter 1")
    Focal length: 35mm
    Aperture: F1.6-16
    Elements/group: 6/4
    Angle of view(AOV): 42°
    Aperture blades: 12
    Minimum focus distance: 300mm
    Front thread diameter: 46mm
    Length: 52mm
    Width : 53mm
    Weight: 159g
    Focus & aperture: manual
    Color: black

    Here is the lens mounted on my E-P5:

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  2. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Some closeups of a Japanese Lantern at a local garden..

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  3. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    How do you feel this compares to the Fujian 35mm f1.7? (you had that one as well if I recall correctly, yes?)
     
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  4. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    This version offers a clearer image than the Fujian 35mm. I would say this lens is more NORMAL than the Fujian. When I use the Fujian is cause I want to add that somewhat swirlyish bokeh it has... The Fujian 25mm has more.. but with these APS-Cs i find the quality almost close to other legacy adapted glass. Either way I am keeping both, as they offer different looks from each other.
     
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  5. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    My daughter decorated a Gingerbread Man today at school... So I thought it would be subject to test out the 3 CMounts (25, 35 & 50)...

    These are the images I captured with my GX7 & APS-C 35mm f1.6. Images were shot wide open @ f1.6.

    THe focus peaking and magnification helped out a lot with these shots... Check out the new SHOWCASE thread for the 50mm...
     

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  6. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    I took this yesterday at Disneyland. The lens does great at close and mid rang focusing. Had a little trouble at infinity. I am gonna try a different adapter.
     

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  7. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Some shots from yesterday with the GX7 & 35mm f1.6.. focus peaking helped!
     

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  8. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

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    May 3, 2013
    California
    Stellar results, Ed. That incoming bee looks a menace.
     
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  9. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    thanks! yeah the Greyface killer! I watched them for a bit. The butterflies would not let the bee in. ;)

    I am really impressed with these lenses so far. They only seem to infinity focus on one of my adapters, so need to figure out a way to make them work with my other adapters. Close and mid focusing not an issue. Just infinity.
     
  10. Der@

    Der@ Mu-43 Regular

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    May 29, 2013
    Portugal
    Dario
    This is a 45 Euros / 50 $ USD no brand Made in China lens. Here wide open and with minor post-processing (on camera RAW to JPEG). I'm very, very pleased with the results. What do you think?

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    Not totally related but let me say that I've sold my M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 and this 35mm "thing" makes me happy enough!
     
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  11. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    while most C-mount lenses do OK at close-up not all of them are OK at distant focusing with images resulting a bit glowy and not so sharp.
    I have the same lens (I think; mine has a green ring on the barrel) and surprisingly it's sharp enough but it's no Zuiko
    I love how close I can focus (15cm) and the clickless aperture ring (even if I don't do much video)
    The focusing is smooth and has enough resistance unlike some floppy helicoids like the C-mount Fujian 35mm f1.4
    Bokeh has enough character but is not crazy like some other small image circle C-mounts.
    For the price it's a keeper.
    Some samples

    31677036326_052cb6e5e8_h. Lost battle_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    31602066916_99f3c92121_b. Lotus dragonfly_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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