The need for speed…and the need for cheap :) SLRmagic 35mm f/1.7


If you need a fast lens but you don’t want to spend a lot of money this lens is probably the right lens for you! The SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens only costs you $79.99!

And the image quality is not bad at all…check out following post on dpreview (click here). Does one of our readers own the lens? Are you satisfied?

You can find the SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here)

Ruy sent us those links where he explains how to get a similar lens for $15 only!!! (japanese)

  • D

    I could be wrong but it looks like the Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens. Have a look at these links:

    I have one and the performance seems similar except you have to get a C-mount adapter for it. At least one seller on eBay sells this including the adapter for a little less than the SLRmagic, at least you could get other C-mount lenses and use it with the adapter.

    • nexfab

      for me this lens come from CCTV / Tamron

  • Dummy00001

    Me want pancakes!!!

  • Miroslav

    Interesting. Not that sharp, but it has m4/3 mount, no C-mount adapter needed. Manual focus only, of course. Hopefully, these Chinese factories start adapting even more C-mount lenses to m4/3. That could bring Noktor ( which basically did the same thing ) prices down.

    If Panasonic and Olympus cannot make lenses people want, than Samyang, SLRmagic & co. will …

  • napalm

    yeah i think this is a converted “fujian china” lens which costs around $40-50. i’d rather have that + a C-mount adaptor so I can mount other cctv lenses

  • Henrik

    In theory, this news item would have answered these questions in the text:
    – AF?
    – full lens/camera communication?

  • rUY

    I think this is the CCTV lens that I introduce in HK to one of the forum. the cost of it, is just about US$20. it is overpriced. The below is the link that I teach people how to mod the lens. Those are in Chinese, but it have pretty much photos

    I also post the same message in English at Dpreview.

  • rUY

    I think this is the similar lens that I introduced and teaching one of the forum users how to mod to fit into a c->m43 adapter. the cost of it is just about US$15-20 and it is a CCTV lens from China. Here you the links for your guys reference.

    Chinese But with photos

    English at Dpreview forum.

  • rUY

    For those who have RJ C->m43 mount, you can consider below. which is not as cheap as I got, but better deal in my eyes. I have no connection to them anyway.

  • iluvhatemail

    Yeah, who cares about good glass anymore anyways! Photoshop is magic tool, makes cameras with crappy lenses look like leicas!

    I’d rather buy a 40yr old canon lens than this plastic junk. You arent even getting true DoF, its just blurry. Good luck with focusing.

  • bilgy_no1

    @ ilovehatemail

    I see it more as a specialty fun lens like the lens babies.

    The samples at DPreview forum show that it’s actually quite sharp around the focus point, even at f/2. Further away, sharpness decreases strongly, but for some purposes this is not a problem per se.

    Don’t use it for critical sharpness shooting, but let your creativity run wild otherwise

  • coelacanth

    Just so you know, the article you mentioned is Chinese, not Japanese.

  • SLR Magic

    This is a special lens that is designed for the four thirds image sensor and will not have any vignette as there is full coverage of the sensor. The lens D and rUY referred to is designed for 8.8×6.6mm sensor and is not suitable for DSLR four thirds sensor which is 18×13.5mm in size.

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