Fuji & Fujian 35mm cctv Lens

Discussion in 'General' started by Mick Howe, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    A while ago now I bought an Fujian 35mm cctv lens after coming across one when I was looking through You Tube for some inspiration, and I wanted another lens to play with. So after watching the video clip it was straight onto ebay and put my order in for the grand total of £26 from China as they were asking nearly double the price here in the UK. Now, like nearly all my camera gear there quirky to say the least, a bit like myself I suppose, I just love experimenting with different bits of gear. When it did arrive small package bubble air envelope and a flimsy box inside, not expecting much here then I thought, but to my surprise it was actually quite well made and a different design to what I had seen on You Tube. So when you shoot with it dead simple everything in the centre is sharp and everything else bokerlishes corner to corner, and it does focus to infinity. It took a bit of getting used to as the lens aperture when attached to the adaptor dose not line up as normal when on camera, and it is step-less so no click stops, but all is buttery smooth as is the focus ring and it's f/1.7 with 12 aperture blades, anyway enough waffling here's a few photos.
    Cheers Mick

    This is the first image I took on Lynemouth beach, the only sharp bit is the weeds in the foreground. Lynemouth Beach.jpg House Brick on Beach House Brick on Beach.jpg Viking Viking.jpg Approaching Storm 1&2 Approaching Storm.jpg Approaching Storm 2.jpg My Test Model My Test Model.jpg So as you can see it can lend it's self to quite a bit, all except landscape unless this is the effect that you want?.
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What fabulous images, Mick an the lens certainly seems to have contributed some very nice character to them. Definitely a bargain - I do like quirky glass!
     
  3. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Thanks Pete, yes they seem to have a character of there own, I would try an replicate it in L/R and PS, so why not do it in camera. I use the Fuji XE1 set up for sq format B/W and Jpeg then all I have to do is just tweak contrast and give it a darkish vignette job done.
     
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  4. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on your purchase, it certainly looks very interesting and well done images too. Really like them, from the footprints and down:)
     
  5. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Thanks Ivar, Yeah pretty good bargain if I say so myself, they have a 25mm as well supposed to be pretty good as well but no good for my Fuji's heavy vignetting, but Ideal for four thirds Olympus and Panasonic.
     
  6. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Excellent set of images Mick. I particularly like the coming storm with the tractor on the beach. Superb everyone.
     
  7. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Thanks Julian, luckily we didn't get wet as there was a cafe near by.
     
  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I like the Norwegian :) Ivar will appreciate that. And the brick footprint makes an interesting abstract. Is the test model yourself, by any chance? Fine lens, and a real bargain.
     
  9. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I am so amazed by this lens and also may I ad what Rob says here. Let me repeat; "I like Norwegian" Rob, it is proper to say that you like the Norwegians, we are many you know:D And yes I am appreciating the reference to the Vikings.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Now THAT's what I call a proper Viking! :) (Check out that horned hat @Ivar D. Larsen!:p)

    Great set of images, Mick. I love what the lens has produced. (Of course, it wasn't all lens, as the photographer has rather an important part to play, too.)
     
  11. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Thanks, Rob,Ivar,Brian, this guy is from Seaton Sluice on the north east coast, his name is Tom Newstead I think you can find his work on internet check him out.
    Thanks
     
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  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

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    Josie Cupper New Member

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  14. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I can see why that would. Looking forward to the results.
     

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