I would hesitate to admit it, but if I had to take any lens to a desert island, it might be the $30 Fujian 35mm 1.7 c-mount lens made for CCTV video cameras. This is a lens never made to pass any DxO test. Until recently, I used it on an EOS-M; however, I needed a loupe or reading glasses because the EOS-M doesn’t have a view-finder. A week ago, I bought an a6000 body so I could get back to one of my favorite lenses with an EVF. With a $20 Nikon to Nex adapter, I have plenty of other lenses to use on the a6000 or a7.
Here are some of the test photos I took with the a6000. I’ve said it elsewhere, this is the best $30 I’ve ever spend on photographic equipment, period. Click on any of the images to see a larger version.
This is the corner of Pemberton and Rindge. I’m tired of looking at this corner, but not with this lens.
Or the park I walk Pepper to every day.
When I want to draw attention to a solitary feeling
Harsh light works with this lens, not against it.
At a flea market
And finally, I love this photo. Don’t ask me why.
Here’s a portrait I took with the lens on an EOS-M
You can get this lens on Amazon or Ebay with a c-mount to NEX adapter usually thrown in. I’ve used this lens on MFT also, but the look isn’t the same. The smaller sensor of the MFT doesn’t show as much blur.