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fatdeeman



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Fujian 35mm F/1.7 Reply with quote

I've had my eye on this for ages and when I realised it would work on my NEX-5 as well as my G1 I just couldn't resist any more!

I haven't used it much yet, only got it today but it seems a very decent lens all things considered.

Wide open the sharpness understandably fades as you go towards the edges but the centre is razor sharp, highlight bokeh is funky and swirly with cat's eyes at the edges and non highlight bokeh is nice and smooth.

The only negative aspect is the built quality is slightly low with the rubber grips being especially poor but overall it's quite astonishing how decent this lens is considering it cost Ł18

Watch out, SLR magic sell this lens with minor cosmetic tweaks and a native mount for $129

They also sell the fujian 25mm also with slight tweaks for $109, you can get the regular version for about Ł15!

Just one quick test snap and a 100% crop for now





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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tip! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't we talked about this lens several times here?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like that lens. It's an amazing "normal" lens for the NEX for very little money!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's almost hard to believe how good it is for the money, it just shows that many lenses are way overpriced. It's not perfect but it's as good many lenses that have an extra zero on the price tag!
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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
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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
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only thing I've noticed with mine is that the edges are terrible, even stopped down! Great for low light portraits though Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManualFocus-G wrote:
Only thing I've noticed with mine is that the edges are terrible, even stopped down! Great for low light portraits though Smile


Well, it's a c-mount lens after all, developed for a much smaller image circle than APS. I am really happy that it covers the NEX sensor!
Of course, this lens cannot be a genuine alternative to a Summicron 35 Wink, but at that price (and I mean the "real" price Wink), every NEX owner should have one.

I also have got the 1.4/25 but that one does not cover the sensor...
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Fujian 35mm F/1.7 Reply with quote

fatdeeman wrote:

Wide open the sharpness understandably fades as you go towards the edges but the centre is razor sharp,


I've also bought the lens for about 35€ (incl. adapter), but my copy is nowhere sharp at all wide open, even if I focus 100% correctly and stop down the aperture a little. So this lens seems a lot of quality spreading. A nice fun lens to play around though, because of the nice vignetting and funky bokeh.

Here are some shots I made yesterday night on a party. All wide open on a NEX.











All exept the last are out-of-the-cam JPEGs
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This lens is designed for 1mp HD CCTV. The best copies will be sharp in the centre but the worse copies will never be sharp. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
This lens is designed for 1mp HD CCTV. The best copies will be sharp in the centre but the worse copies will never be sharp. Laughing


Towards the edges this lens gets very "special" and it is really prone to flare - but still, I like it a lot. And my copy is definitely sharp in the centre.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:21 am    Post subject: Fat Dee Man!!!! Reply with quote

Exactly! Cool

Cheap and cheerful and multiple bodies to offer choice with each lens. My philosophy exactly! Razz

Thanks for the report. We have discussed these cheap Chin/Han lenses before, but more information, especially pics, enables us to see the range of quality in a run. Their QC is poor. SLRMagic may be better at it and flog off the rejects or return them to factory? Their premium might then be justifiable and the OP did them justice to a degree. Laughing

We have to expect quality differences in the early stages and every report helps those of us who want this lens, either with or without faults. As someone who can find any post difficult to make, I also like that someone can make the effort! Twisted Evil

Someone should keep score on how many reach this high standard! They are definitely value for money if usable on both sensor formats.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got another copy! It seems to slightly sharper in the centre.
First is wide open, the second I don't remember, but I think also wide open.



The bokeh behind close objects is insane
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the second one, these cheaper c mount lenses have such crazy edge performance it almost gives the impression you are using a much much faster lens.
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DSLR: Canon EOS 60D, Samsung GX-1S (Pentax *ist DS2)
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Lenses:
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
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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
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First tests on a Nex
I used it previously with a G1, but it's even better with the NEX ;
A twenty box wonder Wink

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