If you ever visited some industrial surplus shops, very often you would see some cameras and lenses used in industrial automation. But you probably do not know that these lenses can have very high optical performance and features we want: high resolving power, large image circle, low distortion, and often very long working distance compared to some of other lenses we use.
In last blog, I covered general thoughts about using C-mount lenses on MFT or super 16 cameras, I think it is time to do some testings on these cheap C-mount lenses.
APS-C coverage C-mount lenses are getting more popular than ever, here are two first generation ones, a 35mm and a 25mm.
Ever since I bought the Panasonic GH5, I was shocked by the fact that lenses for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras are so expensive. Though, I am able to salvage my Canon lenses by using an adapter with and without speed boost glasses, I am still in search for some other options. Needless to say, I happened upon some C-mount lenses and I am amazed, to say the least, by the performance of some of these lenses.
There are thousands of C-mount lenses out there with various focal length, sensor coverage, and above all, quality, but not all of them can be used on MFT cameras, so how do we choose?