|Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:40 pm Post subject: Canon V6x17 17-102mm F/2 TV Zoom Lens
|I bought this purely on the basis that it was cheap, I was expecting to get a little circular image lost in a sea of black but it's much better than I expected, the vignetting is still highly obtrusive and it varies throughout the focal range but somehow I enjoy the results from the lens, it gives a specific effect that will only be suitable for specific subjects but again, like the cctv lens I got recently it's quite fun to use.
At first it didn't fit the c mount adapter but then I realised a section screws off at the rear, perhaps to allow the mount to be changed and this leaves a much narrower inner tube which easily fits the adapter.
The colours are great, contrast pretty good and sharpness is fine in the centre of the frame, understandably it quickly gets soft to the edges but the effect is less pronounced at the long end.
The bokeh is quite nice apart from light discs which have 3 notches cut out due to some internal lens workings protruding into the image circle, not to everyone's liking I'm sure. this is another lens that gives funky ninja star highlight bokeh when it's stopped down.
The focus is maintained regardless of zoom setting as with a lot of TV lenses.
This is another lens that is just plain fun to use
All of these are at the long end and wide open
DSLR: Canon EOS 60D, Samsung GX-1S (Pentax *ist DS2)
Mirrorless: Panasonic DMC-G1, Sony NEX-5N
Compact: Canon PowerShot G3
Wide: Tokina RMC 28mm F/2.8, Tamron Adaptall 2 28mm F/2.5, Sun Optical 28mm F/2.5, Super paragon 28mm F/2.8, Sigma filtermatic 24mm F/2.8, Fujinon 35mm F/2.8, Sun Optical 35mm F/2.8
Standard: Industar 50-2, Helios 44-2, Helios 44M, Helios 44M-3, Pentax-M 50mm F/1.4, Pentax-M 50mm F/1.7, Pentax-M 50mm F/2, Ricoh 50mm F/1.7, Chinon 50mm F/1.7
Tele: Pentacon 135mm F/2.8, Pentacon 200mm F/3.5, Optomax 200mm f/3.5, Sun Optical 135mm F/3.5, Soligor 350mm F/5.6
Zoom: Tokina 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 SZ-X270 SD, Sigma Zoom Pi 35-200mm F4-5.6, Sun Optical 28-80mm F/3.5-4.5, Sunagor 80-205mm F/3.8, Tokina RMC 80-200mm F/4, Vivitar 70-150mm F/3.8, Tamron 95-205mm F/6.3, Tamron Adaptall 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical, Tokina RMC 70-210mm F/3.5
Mirror: Falcon (Samyang) 800mm F/8, MTO-11CA 1000mm F/10, Tamron Adaptall 2 500mm F/8