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01-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #16
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IMHO C-mount are a big waste of money. Most C-mounts are 8mm or more and are either too expensive or look like toy IQ. I bought a c-mount adapter when I bought my K-mount adapter and I havent seen a picture that has convinced me that I shoud spend the money on anything other than the stock lenses.
1.Anything around or over 17mm I already have in K mount and the K mount IQ is way better
2.Anything under 8.5mm is far too soft and distorted unless you are willing to spend big bucks(id rather spend that $ on K's)
3.I dont buy that the the lenses are so fast, Comparison of metering between my K-X 50mm at f1.8 and my Q with the 01 8.5mm(47mm) f1.9 the shutterspeed is almost 2x as long on the Q with 01 prime

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01-09-2013, 03:48 AM   #17
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I've one C-mount lens; not a wide but a 25mm. Not a waste of money at all, given how cheap it was. It's not giving amazing (or even very good) image quality but has a certain feel/character/personality to the shots that makes it nice to work with.

I agree it wouldn't be a good choice if you want edge-to-edge sharpness. CCTV lenses only need to match a pretty low sensor resolution. But, it IS an f/1.4, which opens up options compared to the 02 zoom for low-light shooting. (Can't afford the 01 prime for a while).

On the other hand, I'm really impressed by the 03 Fish Eye shots posted here - one for my wish list.

Last edited by NeilGratton; 01-09-2013 at 03:54 AM.

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