Poor man fast wide prime

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by PhotoDmiK, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2015
    I have slr magic hyperprime cine 25mm/t0.95 lens for my videos. Is it good idea to get 0.6-0.8x wide adapter to get 15-20mm/t0.95? Anyone tried that?
  2. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 12, 2015
    Probably not. Wide angle adapters like that need to be designed specifically for the lens you put it on. I.e. random 0.7x converter will not work with that lens.
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  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Hmmm...you might be able to use a very high quality one, something like the Fuji X100 wide converter. But it is only 0.8x, and given that the attachment thread is only 49mm, you'd need a 52-49 step-down ring, and you might get some vignetting when wide open. Inevitably, you will still lose some quality. And that Fuji wide converter is $350, so I'm not sure it counts as a poor man's solution, anyway.

    My guess is that even so, the aberrations would be quite terrible when used with a very, very wide aperture lens like a T0.95.
  4. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2015
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  5. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    You could pick up a used Vivitar 24mm 2.0, in Nikon mount or so, and then a cheap off-brand speedbooster, which would give you a ~17/1.4. Not super wide or super fast but it wouldn't cost a whole lot.

    Though honestly I would just look for a used 15/1.7 or 17/1.8 at that point.

    The SLR Magic 12mm 1.6 retails at $500, so you may be able to find a reasonably priced used copy as well. Ditto for the Samyang (Rokinon) 12/2, brand new that lens is $300.
  6. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2015
    Poor man already have oly 12/2 :) 
    So, better to have native lens or speedbooster with something FF.
  7. fader

    fader Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 20, 2016
    Brest, France
    The Panasonic 12-32 seems to fit the title description rather nicely. except the fast part. I think it's my next lens.

    edit: to borrow an old engineering adage: cheap, fast, wide - pick 2.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
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  8. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
    This is what I would do. :thiagree:
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