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First Jackar 34mm f/1.8 lens review by ePhotozine.


ePhotozine (Click here) posted the very first review of the new Jackar 34mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens: “For landscape shots and situations where image quality is more important, it may not be the ideal lens, but for low light, wide-open shooting, and portrait shots, it could be ideal.

The lens itself can be bought via US, German and Hong Kong retailers on eBay (Click here) (found via Slidoo).

  • NoCheese

    I’d rather had no leather pocket, lens hood and fancy box but just a little better glass. The image quality just plain bad.

    • Pete

      Agree 100%!

    • Ronan

      I’m guessing we aren’t looking at the same review…

  • Anonymous

    What exactly is one supposed to shoot with a 68mm lens?

    • Mymaco

      Whatever you want. I shoot also landscapes with Zuiko 75mm (150mm equivalent)

  • JF

    A prime without a good IQ…the drawbacks without the benefits…I don’t shoot that much in the dark…

  • mincho

    For what you are paying this is a fantastic lens, to complain about it’s IQ kind of misses the point, its a lens you can use to experiment with low light situations. Personally I am hanging out for the SK Xenon which is a 30mm 1.4 and too close in FL for me to consider getting this.

    • NoCheese

      This is just a restyled/rebranded CCTV lens so you can get this IQ for far less. Look on EBay for Fujian 35mm F1.7 CCTV lens and you’ll have the same thing for $34.99.

      • mincho

        Good spot :)

        • jendabek

          He is right, it is overpriced Fujian f1.7 (34$) and it should be noted in the article to protect readers against buying it!

      • Ronan

        Both lenses have already been compared, they are different.

        • Nickaboom

          I think it is an upgraded version of Fujian 35/1.7, the same way as Wesley 24/1.4 and Fujian 25/1.4.
          Still, the price is to high.

        • jj

          Where compared?

  • Duarte Bruno

    The eBay shoplink tag isn’t properly defined. It appears extended in the middle of the text.

  • jendabek

    This is just Fujian f1.7 you can find on eBay – excellent lens for the price! (34$). It is the must buy lens for every m4/3 user. Shots from reviewed lens look completely the same.

  • Partyender

    Why would I choose this over Olympus 45mm? Not that huge difference in price.

  • why bother with this when there’s the SLR Magic 35/1.4

    been happy with IQ from the older f1.7

  • jendabek

    I really dont see any reason why to buy this when there is a such small or none difference from 34$ Fujian which is sooo sweet lens in overall (compact, fast, love its flares and bokeh).
    Some photo I have taken with Fujian

  • Well, the article says the lesn is very much prone to flare, whereas my 35/1.7 fujian is not!
    See,160615.msg3187510.html#msg3187510 (you may have to click twice on the link to have the actual discussion thread displayed, please complain of that to their webmaster ;) ).

    So, you can have a better IQ by paying much less.
    As said, asking for 10 times the price is quite insane.

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