Using a different lens every week (ahmm… well) for 70+ weeks (or more)… ;)

Let’s talk about c-mount lenses…

Now that we have Sony NEX-cams, several µ4/3 cams and the Nikon 1 system, c-mount lenses are getting more and more interesting for photographic usage.

We see that in the sky-rocketing prices of those cine lenses. Sometimes those old lenses go for ridiculously high prices. I don’t really see the point in paying more for such a lens than for a modern AF-lens which surely performs way better, given even the special appeal those c-mount lenses might have.

Anyway, most of the system cam owners have probably thought about trying out one of those old lenses. The main problem occuring then is the size of the projected image circle that might not cover the while sensor. If it just gets dark in the very edges, that can be acceptable, but with some lenses it’s no fun any more.

Here you can find some pieces of information about c-mount lenses:

http://www.ayton.id.au/wp02/?p=3540

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p9kkgjwEQQQ-HJwvNDobeEw

http://www.c-mount.passion.pro/

Some of those lenses can be bought for affordable amounts. And those are the ones I keep my eyes peeled for.

 

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