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Robert Rogoz
01-19-2015, 01:31 AM
This lens is rated for 5MP sensor, will fit into c-mount to MFT adapter without modification and will accept filters.
http://www.rmaelectronics.com/azure-photonics-azure-06520ml5m-2-1-6-5mm-f2-0-manual-iris-c-mount-lens-with-filter-thread-m52x0-75-5-megapixel-rated/

dop16mm
01-19-2015, 03:48 PM
http://www.rmaelectronics.com/azure-photonics-azure-0614mlm-1-6-5mm-f1-4-manual-iris-c-mount-lens-2-megapixel-rated/

why not the 2MP version for less than half the price. All you need for the pocket. Filter threads would be nice, but that's what crazy glue is for.

Alex.Mitchell
01-19-2015, 05:54 PM
http://www.rmaelectronics.com/azure-photonics-azure-0614mlm-1-6-5mm-f1-4-manual-iris-c-mount-lens-2-megapixel-rated/

why not the 2MP version for less than half the price. All you need for the pocket. Filter threads would be nice, but that's what crazy glue is for.

Because it's better for the modular transfer function to have a lens that resolves a higher density of lp/mm. On wide shots, this would be critical.

Steve Wake
01-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Specs say <10% distortion, which I assume means >9%. For an idea of how much that is, the Panny 7-14 f/4 at 7mm with no in-camera correction is about 5%. Mild barrel distortion for an ultra wide is around 2%

dop16mm
01-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Yeah, nevermind. The cheaper one says distortion <19% Holy Crap. Would be interested in indoor test footage though, I tend not to pull ultra wides outside as you can always back up.

Robert Rogoz
01-20-2015, 05:31 PM
Specs say <10% distortion, which I assume means >9%. For an idea of how much that is, the Panny 7-14 f/4 at 7mm with no in-camera correction is about 5%. Mild barrel distortion for an ultra wide is around 2%
Do not remember how much GoPro is. I am sure Azure 6mm is possible to correct with GoPro plugin inside an NLE. Panasonic 7-14 does not have manual focus (fly by wire- which means no repeatable focus), to attach filters it would cost you in access of $300, and the lens itself is close to 1K. If this lens is close in sharpness, I will deal with additional 4% distortion and almost $700 price tag difference.

Liszön!
01-21-2015, 12:57 AM
@dop16mm

The cheaper one has fixed focus sadly. You will need to take spacers in and out to adjust it.

henryciullo
01-21-2015, 08:57 AM
here is a clip (not mine) shot with the cheaper version on a bmpcc. I am waiting for mine to arrive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8aOHu3h4R8&feature=youtu.be

Robert Rogoz
01-21-2015, 01:33 PM
here is a clip (not mine) shot with the cheaper version on a bmpcc. I am waiting for mine to arrive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8aOHu3h4R8&feature=youtu.be
Wonder why do people insist on shooting with a dirty lens against the sun?

dop16mm
01-25-2015, 05:20 PM
You don't need focus on a lens that wide. Infinity focus is achieved at less than a meter from lens. Not the lens I would pick for extreme close work.

henryciullo
01-27-2015, 11:31 AM
here is a quick and dirty test of the fixed focus version. Its my widest lens since my rokinon 8mm that I sold after 3 short tests. I like this better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsiAfLMgbyY&feature=youtu.be

vicharris
01-27-2015, 01:55 PM
here is a quick and dirty test of the fixed focus version. Its my widest lens since my rokinon 8mm that I sold after 3 short tests. I like this better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsiAfLMgbyY&feature=youtu.be

CRAZY purple fringing at all F stops! Man that is not going to be fun to deal with. I wasn't even looking for it honestly, I was just looking at edge to edge. If you had a matching set of lenses that all performed like that, it wouldn't be a problem. Just look at Grand Budapest, but matching shots would be tough though maybe it's just for fun and family shoots. If so, who cares :)

Robert Rogoz
01-28-2015, 04:51 PM
The chap version is soft.

gmfb
09-18-2016, 01:37 AM
Why do people not buy a speedbooster instead, if they want go wide and use decent lenses??

Denny Smith
09-18-2016, 12:40 PM
My BMPCC speed booster takes my 18mm Zeiss ZF, and gives 10.5 FOV, while the Tokina 17mm gives 17.8mm FOV.
But, my Zeiss 9.5mm Super Speed (S16 lens) is wider than both without a SB. Also you can get thr Illumina S16 lens in a 5mm and 8mm focal length, and it covers the Pocket/Micro camera sensors. How wide do you need?
Cheers