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Old August 2nd, 2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Recomended 35mm lenses for 35mm adapters

I will list some 35mm lenses recomended for use in 35mm adapters. The lenses in this list are the best to avoid vigneting and hotspot. The lenses I will list is full size frame lenses, not the aps sized for small sensors. I do not recomend the Canon EOS EF and the Nikon G series because they do not have the f/stop ring. Buy lenses with the rear glass with 20mm diameter or bigger. best rear glass are 25mm diameter or bigger. Just buy zoom lenses with constant aperture f2.8 or f3.5. The zoom lenses with variable aperture f2.8-4.0 works good too. Wide angle fixed focal lenses with f2.8 or darker aperture are not so good due to vignetting.

I am starting a channel in vimeo to show some lens footage. keep tuned.

http://www.vimeo.com/lenstest

any brand 14mm f2.8
Tokina 17mm atx pro
sigma or tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4
nikon 17-35mm f2.8
sigma 20mm f1.8
sigma 24mm f1.8
any brand 24mm f2.0
sigma 28mm f1.8
any brand 28mm f2.0
nikon 35mm f1.4
any brand 35mm f2.0
any brand 50mm f1.2 or f1.4 or f1.8
any brand 85mm f1.2 or f1.4 or f1.8 or f2.0
any brand 100mm f2.0 or f2.8
nikon 105mm f1.8 or f2.0 or f2.5
any brand 135mm f2.0 or f2.5 or f2.8
nikon 180mm f2.8
any brand 200mm f2.8 or f4.0
any brand 300mm f4.0 or f4.5
any brand 35-105mm f3.5
soligor 35-140mm f3.5
nikon 75-150mm f3.5
vivitar 70-210mm f3.5 or f2.8-4
any brand 70-200mm or 80-200mm f2.8
any brand 24-70mm or 28-80mm (or something like that) f2.8

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Old August 3rd, 2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I've checked out the videos so far and they're really helpful.

Cheers,

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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:30 AM   #3
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New videos

Thanks.

There are three new videos, 300mm and 180mm lenses.

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Old August 5th, 2008, 04:53 AM   #4
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WOW !!

Adriano, very good resource !

Thanks !

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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:07 AM   #5
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Maybe we could add our own videos to your list ?

This is the HV30 + SGPro + Sigma 50mm f2.8 DG Macro

http://www.vimeo.com/1457615
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #6
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Ok, be welcome

Ok , be welcome to show your footage, and please talk about the 35mm lenses you are using and it's results.

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Old August 7th, 2008, 07:20 AM   #7
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Nikon 28mm f2
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Sigma 50mm f2.8 Macro DG
Nikon 70-300mm f4 - 5.6
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #8
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Hi Lee,

The Nikon 70-300mm doesn't seem to have manual aperture settings. Do you find it still works ok on a 35mm adapter? It's only about $100 so I'm wondering if it's an ok cheap zoom lens?
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Old August 9th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #9
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zoom lenses

The nikon 70-300mm seems to be a good lens. I saw the video and I did not see hotspot or vignetting. Soon I will upload 4 videos showing 4 different zoom lenses with diafragm ring. I will put the links here.
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Matthew, my Nikon 70-300mm has got an aperture ring (f4-f32) I bought it cheap at a store in town last weekend (London UK).

I think it works like this: the overwhelimg majority of lenses are now aimed at DSLR users (where the money is) so they are fading out the manual aperture models, but if you look around you can still get most current lenses in manual aperture configurations.

I have an automatic lens with no manual aperture control (Nikon 18-135) and to use it fully open it I just stick a bit of rolled up paper in the bit that keeps the iris open on the back of the lens - basically if you have a lens without manual aperture control, roll up a bit of paper and stick in in the little bit that keeps the aperture blades fully open, then (if needed) reduce the exposure on the video camera.

Hope that make sense !
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The nikon 70-300mm seems to be a good lens. I saw the video and I did not see hotspot or vignetting. Soon I will upload 4 videos showing 4 different zoom lenses with diafragm ring. I will put the links here.
Sounds like a good idea ! :)

I think the lack of vignetting and a hotspot may be also down to the SGPro design (??) - I have used the same lenses on other adaptors and have picked up much more vignetting and a more obvious hotspot with those other adaptors.

Of course I could be wrong, there are so many factors to consider !
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Note:

All the movies I posted where shot from the exact same position (the tripod did not move) which should give you a reasonable idea of the field of view.

For example the Sigma 50mm seems to have a slightly wider field of view than the Nikon 50mm.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #13
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Sounds like a good idea ! :)

I think the lack of vignetting and a hotspot may be also down to the SGPro design (??) - I have used the same lenses on other adaptors and have picked up much more vignetting and a more obvious hotspot with those other adaptors.

Of course I could be wrong, there are so many factors to consider !
I think vignetting is different in each setup, is a combination of 35mm lens, 35mm adapter and the camcorder. The SGpro is a killer adapter with big camcorders but I saw many sgpro videos with vignetting when used with the HV20 and the HV20 owners says SGpro is not so good to work with the HV20 even with a 50mm lens. I used the Apefos 35mm adapter with the HV20 and I got excelent results.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #14
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New videos - zoom lenses

I uploaded new videos to the lenstest channel:

vivitar 70-210 f2.8-4
vivitar 70-210 f3.5
vivitar 70-150 f3.8
nikon 70-150 f3.5

the channel has many videos and you need to search some of them in the next pages...

http://www.vimeo.com/lenstest
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Old August 17th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #15
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Three new lenses with videos in vimeo

Soligor 35-140mm f3.5
Nikon 24mm f2.0
Nikon 28mm f2.0

lenstest on Vimeo

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