Using C-mount CCTV Lenses on APS-C

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  1. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    I was looking for something on eBay and came across a listing for a 35mm f1.6 C-mount CCTV camera lens at £17.42 that said it would cover the whole frame on APS-C. I also noticed that you can get a C-mount lens adapter for my Sony Nex, which is an APS-C sensor, for £3.75

    Does anyone think that this will actually work, or am I likely to find that it's dark at the corners or something? I'm a bit tempted, but it's more than I really want to spend for an experiment, and I don't actually need it much.

    The lens is listed here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371926369217
    The adapter is here:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221952661970
     
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  2. Phil

    Phil Administrator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    A guy at work showed me his CCTV lens on a Canon M3. Bokeh looked nice, but there is a lot of vignetting on all of the corners.
     
  3. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit.
    FLIR One thermal imaging camera.
    I had a feeling that would be the case. OK, not a good idea then. Maybe if I ever get a micro 4/3rds camera...
     
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    there's a fair amount of vignetting on m4/3 cameras, too.
     

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