X December 2017

35mm 35 F1.7 Manual Lens for Fujifilm Fuji FX X-T10 X-T2 X-T1 X-A3 X-A2 X-A1 X-PRO2 X-PRO1 X-E2 X-E1 X-M1

Latest Price: MYR341.42

Brands: Meike

Category: Cameras > Lenses > Mirrorless Lenses


Product details of 35mm 35 F1.7 Manual Lens for Fujifilm Fuji FX X-T10 X-T2 X-T1 X-A3 X-A2 X-A1 X-PRO2 X-PRO1 X-E2 X-E1 X-M1

Review by Gearopen for M43 mount, only reference for FX mount:

PROS

Excellent central sharpnessVery well controlled CAGood quality of constructionA lens for the puristLow priceCONSSoft edges

No AF

No electronic communication with camera

We’ll now take a look at this intriguing meeting of beauty and technology and see how it bears fruit.

The lens is of metal construction and highly reminiscent of the Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar lenses of the 1960s. The knurled metal focusing ring looks very similar to those classic lenses, and the distance scale is found within a similar cut-out in the lens barrel. There is a depth of field scale provided and distances are marked in both feet and metres. Focusing is by helical thread, the whole optical unit extending forwards as we focus closer. The front element does not rotate, so use of polarising and graduated filters is much easier. A push on plastic lens cap is provided and this shows no signs of being likely to fall off in use.The focusing action of the lens is just a whisker short of the delightful silkiness that some classic lenses have, which at this price level is commendable. The aperture ring is slightly firmer in action than the 50mm f/2 tested at the same time, but still smooth in operation. The overall finish of the lens is of a good standard.The six element in five groups optics are multi-coated, closest focus is 1 foot (0.3m) and the lens takes inexpensive 49mm thread filters. Maximum magnification is 0.113x. The diaphragm has eight blades. Finally, the lens weighs just 172g.The aperture ring is unusual. It has no click stops and remains closed to whatever value is set. This will be useful for video shooters but less so for those shooting stills. The progression of apertures marked is f/1.7, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/8 and f/22. There is no obvious advantage to this departure from the normal markings.

The lens is marked as suitable for APS-C format. Accordingly, it is available for Fujifilm X mount.The 35mm-format equivalent will be 50mm on APS-C.

There is a highly polished metal mount, smooth and positive and matching the PANAS0NIC G6 used for this review perfectly. There are no electronic contacts, so the camera does not know the aperture set. The LUM1X G6 works fine in manual and aperture priority modes and meters correctly when the lens is stopped down.In use, the lens is easy to focus, provided this is done at full aperture. There being no auto stop-down it is then necessary to turn the aperture ring to the desired setting. Unfortunately, the absence of click stops means that this is done by guess unless the camera is taken from the eye to look at the settings. With practice, this guess can be honed and could become quite accurate, but the precise value set will not be known unless constantly checked and noted.Although the lens looks very much like a Super-Takumar from the 1960s, the focusing ring and aperture ring both work in the opposite direction to those lenses. This is something that becomes more important with manual focus in that, mixing lenses that work in opposite directions slows down the process of shooting. Otherwise, there are no handling issues and using the lens is a pleasure.PERFORMANCEThe expectation for this lens inevitably will be set against its modest £63.99/$96 official price tag, although there are no electronic or mechanical complications in it so there are many areas where costs of production can be lower without necessarily sacrificing performance.

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The blue column represents readings from the centre of the picture frame at the various apertures and the green is from the edges.The scale on the left side is an indication of actual image resolution as LW/PH and is described in detail above. The taller the column, the better the lens performance.

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Chromatic aberration is the lens’ inability to focus on the sensor or film all colours of visible light at the same point. Severe chromatic aberration gives a noticeable fringing or a halo effect around sharp edges within the picture. It can be cured in software.

Apochromatic lenses have special lens elements (aspheric, extra-low dispersion etc) to minimise the problem, hence they usually cost more.The overall look of the images is very good, with nice colour, lovely bokeh and very well controlled CA (Chromatic Aberration). CA is in fact even lower than the already impressive 50mm f/2 from the same range. Distortion measures at -1.57% barrel. CA and distortion can, in any event, be corrected in software.Flare is well under control, the lens handling light sources within the field of view extremely well. Even so, although there is no lens hood supplied, use of one is to be recommended. They are readily available.Sharpness starts off at a very good level centrally at f/1.7, becoming excellent between f/2.8 and f/8, before dropping to just fair at f/22. Centrally, the lens is at its sharpest at f/2.8. The edges are very soft, with only fair sharpness at all apertures apart from f/8 where it does peak at a very good level. Overall, the most even aperture edge to edge is f/8.

Include:

1 X 35 F1.7 Manual Lens

1 X Lens Pouch

1 X Lens Front & Rear Cap

With retail box

  • Lens structure: 5 groups 6 slices
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Filter diameter: 49mm
  • super multi-coated / Angle: Diagonal 44 degree 20' Horizontal 36 degree 30' Vertical 23 degree
  • Maximum magnification: 0.113x

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