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Showcase C-Mount 25mm f/1.2 (no name)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DeeJayK, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    As with all of the other 25mm c-mounts I've seen, this lens vignettes significantly on the :43: sensor and exhibits the characteristic "swirly" bokeh, but it's a fun little lens nonetheless.

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    2013-07-10_Croquet_25mm by DeeJayK, on Flickr

    Olympus E-P3 + no name C-Mount 25mm f/1.2 (shot wide open)
     
  2. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2013
    Ukraine
    Yevgen
    I took this picture with 25mm 1,4 c-mount lense wide open on OM-D body. The lense is of very poor optical quality (very bad chromatic abberations, vigneting, sharpness limited to the center, etc), but regardless of this it produces very interesting images.

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    Swirly Bokeh by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr
     
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  3. pavlo.boiko

    pavlo.boiko Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 8, 2012
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavlo Boiko
    Фантастичні очі у малечі! Гарно.
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    For the benefit of others who don't read Ukrainian, here's the Google translation (which is close enough to get the gist):

     
  5. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Wonderful shot. This is a great example of turning a lens' "limitations" to your advantage. The sweet spot in the center and the swirly bokeh work together to really focus the viewer's attention on the beautiful child.
     
  6. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2013
    Ukraine
    Yevgen
    Thank you. Indeed, I think you can make some nice portraits with this lense as long as you place your subject in the center and have something surroinding it for swirly effect. I am also pleased with the sharpness of the lense in the very center (it is surprisingly sharp if you focus correctly). I also tried some street photography with this lense and sometimes you can get very interesting cinematic looks.
     
  7. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    Do you have a photo of the lens itself?
     
  8. TheMenWhoDrawSheeps

    TheMenWhoDrawSheeps Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2016