Exploring Local Ruins: green, at last


Panasonic Lumix G5 with Fujian 35mm f1.7 CCTV lens.


Exploring Local Ruins: fern returns


Bracken fern was spilling from this dilapidated shearing shed.

Panasonic Lumix G5 with Fujian 35mm (70mm equivalent) f1.7 CCTV lens and in-camera Dynamic Monochrome filter.

My Autumn Garden: leaves not yet fallen


Looking for more subject to point my new Fujian 35mm f1.7 CCTV lens at, I noticed that there were lots of dried and curled leaves on the white mulberry tree. I wonder when they’ll drop?
And how about that lovely unconventional bokeh back there? This lens is a cracker!

Succulently Swirly Bokeh: more testing with a CCTV lens


Trying out the Fujian 35mm CCTV lens again today in the garden, I found it more suitable for close subjects than, say, landscapes. Also, I am beginning to experience the swirly bokeh I’ve been reading about – actually, it’s a little bit headache-inducing!

My Button Jar: adventure with a new lens


After some investigation online into quirky lens alternatives for micro four thirds cameras, I uploaded the miserly sum of almost $35AUD to an eBay seller in a far away land, in return for which I received in the mail a CCTV lens with an adapter to use it with my Panasonic GX7. I had always wondered about these cheap lenses I had seen whilst browsing for ‘respectable’ lens options, but ultimately disregarded them as being inferior.

To my surprise, the lens weighs much more than its very small size indicates, and is easier to focus with the manual focus ring than expected. As there are no electrical connections between camera and lens adapter, setting the aperture and focus is completely manual, but this isn’t an issue when shooting stationary subjects.
I’m looking forward to trying it out in some different situations soon.
This was shot using the in-camera Dynamic Monochrome filter, with no editing beyond cropping and adding a border with Snapseed app.