Fujian 35mm 1.7 - Some Autumn Shots

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by WT21, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    A flawed but fun lens.

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  2. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    did it come out of the factory like that?

    great colours ... Boston (MA) or Boston (Lincs) ?
     
  3. ekoe

    ekoe Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Is that the Fujinon-TV HF35HA for 1/2"?

    I have a Fujinon-TV CF35 for 1" that I'm adapting to m4/3 and I'm counting on it to be much sharper off the center than that. I have the Fujinon-TV CF25B adapted for m4/3 and it's a beautiful lens with full coverage and sharp corners.
     
  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Ha! I had the wrong lens name! It's Fujian (I'm sure a cheap Chinese knock-off). Sorry for the confusion! About $30. I've corrected it in the title.

    I'm sure it all makes sense now :) but yes, that's the IQ straight from the box, lol.
     
  5. ekoe

    ekoe Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 26, 2010
    HA! I thought 'Fujian' when I first saw the photos and then I double checked your post title because I thought I mis-read it!
     
  6. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Maybe using 4/3 proportion would help with this lens?

    I'm thinking of getting one of these too - have you used it for video yet?
     
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Depends on what you want. 1:1 aspect ratio also "helps," but I use this lens for a "retro" or "dreamy" kind of effect anyway, so I'm good with it.

    I think I did use it for video. It's exactly what you would expect, lol.
     
  8. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    I reckon it looks really good. Your pics are good examples.
    I saw some on another forum too that were really really quite good too.
    Come to think of it, I think they were 1:1 square format.

    I asked about video because it looks like it's small, light and easy to use - and being a "TV" lens I thought it would be nice and smooth to operate.

    Anyway, I've just ordered one with C mount adapter so I'll see for myself in a couple of weeks...
     
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Good point! The aperture is constant -- no clicks. Nice and smooth. The focus is also smooth. Tiny little thing, too.
     
  10. elshaneo

    elshaneo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    You showed us some great image examples, thanks !!!

    And I also ordered this lens a few hours ago + a C-mount adapter, at that cheap price, it's definitely worth to try for fun :tongue:
     
  11. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    One quick comment -- the lens lacks in contrast, so boost it up in post processing. Most of these shots were processed in Lightroom, where I boosted Contrast and raised the blacks, and a tweak of targeted color saturation to make some of the fall colors pop. Also, some clarity increase, too.
     
  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Here's a couple more shots, if you are interested in this lens.

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  13. tamrong

    tamrong Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 17, 2010
    chiangmai, thailand
    some more pictures from this tiny lens

    my opinion,

    1. it's cheap around $ 35 - 40 include shipping

    2. it's soft f 1.7 very soft, f2 soft, f2.8 OK, f4 good

    3. small image circle, so it's only sharp in the very center of image ,
    stopping down is little better

    4. it's easy to flare

    5. simple structure
     

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  14. elshaneo

    elshaneo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Tamrong, thanks for your sample photos and comments on the lens, I can't wait to get my hands on the one I ordered :smile:
     
  15. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Autumn morning mist with the Fujian lens.

    Contrast and Clarity adjusted in LR3, along with selective saturation.

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