Some camera store fun from tonight

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by tdp, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. tdp

    tdp Guest

    Some fun from tonight:

    Bought a Samyang 8mm Fisheye for Fuji-X
    Tested a Voigtlander 12mm adapted to Fuji-X
    Tested a Kipon Nikon to Fuji-X Tilt/Shift/Rotate adaptor
    Tested and bought a Kipon FFD adjustable adaptor

    First the Fish and a test shot:

    Samyang Fuji-X Fisheye by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr


    Fuji X-E1 Fisheye by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    Next the T/S adaptor with a Nikon 60mm

    Tilt/shift Nikon to Fuji-X adaptor by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    Wide open, tilted:

    Adapted T/S test by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    Finally the adjustable FFD adaptor:
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    Kipon Leica to Fuji X adjustable Adaptor by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr


    Kipon Leica to Fuji X adjustable Adaptor by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr
     
  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I'm a fan of the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower (whatever name happens to be on them) fisheye lenses. I have one for micro four thirds and love it.
     
  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    The Samyang lenses are apparently very very well made for the fraction of the price of an equivalent lens of that quality. They're very well recommended in low budget/indie filmmaking circles.
     
  4. tdp

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  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    So what is the difference with the cine lenses? Can you use them for stills? Yes I know they would not be cost effective, just wondering though how usable they might be..
     
  6. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Cine lenses are made to higher standards, for example to eliminate things like lens breathing for one thing. I think some of the thinking in the making of cine lenses take into account that the resulting moving images are made to be displayed on large screens from TVs to movie theater screens where faults in the lens might appear more pronounced.
     
  7. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Seems like there's several differences, one of the places I have read STILL vs CINE Lenses had a lot of info.
     
  8. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    There are a few differences yes, the lens breathing issue is just one of them.