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    HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SLR-Magic-35mm-f...item3a5d477251

    What do you folks think of this lens?

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Given that it is a complete lens with both the caps and hood, it is a great lens (caveat emptor: I do not own one and do not plan to buy one) for its price.

    OTOH, those who are handy, could find a Fujinon-TV 35/1.7 (any version), make a simple modification and add it to a c-mount adapter to use.

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    It does look like the Fujinon TV lens you talked about:
    http://www.mu-43.com/f40/fujian-35mm...umn-shots-6429

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Quote Originally Posted by stingOM View Post
    It does look like the Fujinon TV lens you talked about:

    stingOM:No, it does not. Fujinon (Fuji corporation) is spelled differently than something else.

    The Fujinon-TV 35/1.7 is a high resolution lens and is a spectacular performer on m4/3rds.

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Hi Vivek. Thanks for the pointer. Do you have info on this Fujinon TV lens you are talking about?

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Hmm, not so sure about the six unique aperture blades (sic). I prefer mine to be all the same.

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Quote Originally Posted by stingOM View Post
    Do you have info on this Fujinon TV lens you are talking about?

    I use them on G1s. All were bought used. Google Fujinon-TV 35mm (c-mount lens).

    From my own finding, I think it is a special lens. The image circle is perfectly suited for the m4/3rds. It will not cover APS-C though.

    PS: Incidentally, the Fujinon-TV 35/1.7 has a 6 bladed (all identical and not "unique") diaphram and forms a clean hexagon shaped aperture when stopped down.

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Quote Originally Posted by stingOM View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.com/SLR-Magic-35mm-f...item3a5d477251

    What do you folks think of this lens?
    As I understand it the SLR Magic lens is a re-branded Fujian 35/1.7. Some small company, perhaps a one or two man band, has machined a new rear end to the lens and then sells it as a 4/3 lens, which is of course is not. (Just as the Noktor 50mm is a re-branded Senko lens, and not designed for 4/3 cameras).

    The images I have seen have looked good at the center. The focal plane is anything but plane and I haven't seen an image "sharp" from border to border. This can be used for many images but it is different from a traditional, corrected, lens.

    User reviews says everything between soft wide open to sharp in the center wide open.

    @Vivek, what is the simple modification of the Fujinon lens? Possible at the kitchen table?

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    /Jonas

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Hi Vivek,
    Thank for that. Just for my info, is this the Fujinon TV lens you have?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/FUJINON-HF35A-2-...item518e0779fc

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    That is the older version (made in Japan). Nice, tough brass and aluminum helicoid, heavy with 49mm filter threads. It does not need a hood as the elements are deeply recessed. The later versions (performance is similar) are 43mm filter, a bit less heavy and made in China.

    Jonas, If I can do it, anyone else can (no exaggerations here). Simply unscrew the rear (diameter of which is too large to mount on a C-mount adapter to reach infinity) aluminum ring. This will reveal the stainless steel screw mount (c-mount) which is lacking support now. Just mark the orientation of the c-mount plus the lens on a c-mount adapter on the camera and (metal epoxy) glue it to the lens. Infinity is adjusted after loosening up the screws on the focus ring. I will see if I can snap some pics to fit the description.

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Jonas, If I can do it, (...) I will see if I can snap some pics to fit the description.
    Thank you Vivek. I don't think any images are needed, your description is clear and should be easy to follow.

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    Re: HK SLR Magic 35mm f1.7 native m4/3 MF lens

    Is there a link to some good images made with Fujinon 35 on MFT? I did not find many on Flickr.

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