Fujian 35mm f / 1.7 review

Fujian 35mm f / 1.7 - a lens from surveillance cameras, adapted for use on mirrorless cameras with APS-C matrices or on micre 4/3.

The abbreviation CCTV (Closed-circuit television) appears in the name of the lens, which means CCTV cameras. But the enterprising Chinese sell it on aliexpress $ 20 each (under the Risespray brand).

In order to adapt it to your camera, the kit includes a screw mount for the camera mount. Available for Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X-mount, Sony E-mount (C-NEX), Micro 4/3. I tested this miracle on Sony A6400.

fujian 35mm f1.7

As you can guess, autofocus will not be here. It will need to be twisted with your hands. And this is not easy, because the lens has mediocre sharpness, and the Sony A6400 camera has an equally mediocre screen and controls.

Looks creepy on camera.

fujian 35mm f1.7 sony a6400 body

About image quality

From a technical point of view, it is disgusting. The lens is not designed for photography. Moreover, it is not designed to work with crop matrices. It covers the APS-C matrix and vignetting is not very noticeable, but there is no sharpness on the sides. What have I to do with it? on both sidesrather than at the corners. He has effective coverage in the area of ​​the 4/3 micra matrix, where the unsharp areas will simply be cut off.

At f5.6, center sharpness is decent. At open f1.7, sharpness is not very noticeable, but there is an interesting bokeh, for the sake of which you can consider buying such a non-standard lens.

Bokeh examples on Fujian 35mm f / 1.7

fujian 35mm f1.7 bokeh

The good news is that he knows how to spin a boke, like Helios... But at the same time it costs less and has a wider angle relative to most analogs.

fujian 35mm f1.7 bokeh

The lens also has good macro capabilities, which is facilitated by macro rings included. Macro detail is very weak, but there is BOKE and drawing.

fujian 35mm f1.7 bokeh

I show examples with bokeshka, tk. to shoot with this lens at infinity is not interesting. You can, but it just doesn't make sense.

For more details about the Fujian 35mm f / 1.7, see my video review:

See Fujian 35mm f1.7 lens cost

If you want yourself high-quality lens on Sony A6400, then I advise you to look at one of the autofocus Samyangs.

samyang 45mm f1.8 sony a6400 site

Samyang AF 45mm f / 1.8 FE review

Samyang AF 45mm f / 1.8 FE - compact full-frame lens for Sony mirrorless cameras. I have a very positive attitude towards lenses from Samyang. They are good in optical performance and have a reasonable value. Samyang is a Korean brand and they have the widest range of optics for almost any camera. But for modern Sony E-mount cameras, they have a particularly large selection.

In this case, we have a standard lens that would be appropriate to use on both full-frame and crop cameras. In my case, the tests were carried out on bottom of Sony A6400.

External Features

Samyang AF 45mm f / 1.8 FE is made of plastic. It looks beautiful and stylish, feels flimsy and cheap in the hands. Weight and dimensions are very modest. There are no buttons on the body, only an electronic focusing ring.

Focusing

Autofocus is fast enough and almost silent. The front element does not extend or rotate during focusing.

Image quality

At an open aperture of f / 1.8, you can already shoot with confidence. There is some softness in the image when shooting outdoors, but in real conditions this will not be very noticeable. Chromatic aberration will be visible under some conditions when the aperture is open. The lens gets very sharp from f / 2.8 onward. In terms of image quality, he reminded me very much Canon EF 50mm f1.8.

The bokeh is pleasant, with its own unobtrusive character.

Sample photos on Sony A6400 + Samyang AF 45mm f / 1.8 FE:

Total

I recommend it for purchase. It will be a good option for both full frame and crop.

There are many other good lenses in this lineup as well. The only question is in choosing a focal length for your tasks.

Samyang AF 45mm f / 1.8 video review

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Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM review

In this review, I will talk about the first version of the tele-zoom. Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L... This lens was released back in 1998. Regardless, it works great with modern Canon mirrorless cameras such as EOS-R5... By the way, at the time of release, it cost about $ 2200. Now, naturally, it is much cheaper.

Externally

On the outside, it is a sturdy, hefty white telescopic tube made of metal. The front of the lens extends without rotating the ring (as in the second version). The design is not entirely successful, because at the same time, it sucks in air inside, which is not comme il faut due to the possibility of dust entering.

Weighing in at 1380 grams, this lens is not lightweight. Moreover, it is difficult to say what causes more inconvenience - weight or huge dimensions. I once tried to ride a bike with him, and so the weight in the backpack did not irritate me much. But the size - yes. For transportation, the set includes a branded white case. It is unrealistic to transport it on a camera, no photo bag can fit such a combo. For travel photography, this is a bold minus, tk. to take any frame, you will need to put this thing on the carcass every time, and then, to hide it in your bag, remove the lens from the camera.

And plus and minus - with such an impressive lens, they will look at you like a professional everywhere.

On crop cameras, this lens will give a very specific field of view of about 150-600mm, with which it will be cramped even on the street.

canon 100-400 mm on fujifilm xs10

Auto focus

This lens is designed for sports photography or wildlife photography. Autofocus is lightning fast. If you don't get into focus with this glass, it's your fault, not the lens. And yes, it's 1998, but autofocus is beyond praise. Then people also filmed sports ...

Image quality

Everything is ambiguous here. On the one hand, such a giant with a large number of glasses inside cannot give a bad picture - the image is three-dimensional and colorful. The overall impression is very good. On the other hand, in my copy, a decent sharpness was in the range of 100-200mm, at 400mm the sharpness is frankly lame. I didn't like shooting landscapes at long focal lengths with this lens. But with shooting football he reveals himself to the fullest. The main impression is the volume in the frame. But for this you will need to try to shoot athletes just at the long focal lengths of 300-400mm. If you shoot a person large with noticeable bokeh, then the drop in sharpness will not be conspicuous.

Why is it needed?

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L designed for long distance shooting. Focal 100-400mm radically differ in the nature of use from 70-200mm. These are different lenses and you shouldn't even compare them. 100-400mm is great for outdoor sports. On the football field with a lens like this, you will feel like a boss. You can also shoot wild animals on it.

The first version of Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L is not very suitable for landscapes due to low resolution at long focal lengths. But the second 100-400mm is perfect for this, there are no questions about sharpness.

Alternatives

The second Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L II is definitely better. The only question is the price.

You can also look at the second Canon EF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 IS USM II. It will be a little sharper, but the color rendition and volume are not the same. L lenses shoot with richer, more pleasing colors that are difficult to achieve with color grading. The second 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 II is pleasant because you can buy a new one for about 2 times cheaper than the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L in the used version. At the same time, I want to warn against all previous 70-300mm / 75-300mm from Kenon - these are soapy low-quality lenses and wasted money.

I can recommend to crop Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM... The color of the lens, of course, is duller than 100-400mm, but it is much more compact and cheaper. The field of view is similar.