Fujinon XS17x5.5 lens on Sony EX3

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asdv
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Do any EX3 owners here have any experience of this combination ?

I have just acquired a XS17 and can't believe how bad it is on the EX3 - to the point where I think it must not be combatible with that camera.

I have had the lens checked and tested on the bench where it performs fine but on the camera it is very soft at the sides and unuseable at all focal lengths except for full wide and full tele where it's ok.

Alan Roberts
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Not one I've tested.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
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Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

SimonMW
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Might want to check with Doug Jensen at Vortex Media. I think he has used the lens on his. I haven't been impressed by an ENG lens for a very long time. In fact I don't think that I have tried such a lens from either Canon of Fujinons HD range that I would consider buying. They all seem to suffer from terrible CA and edge softening.

Alan Roberts
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You might like to look at the lens tests I did recently, Addendum #67.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

asdv
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Thanks everyone for some useful ideas to follow up on.

Alan, I'm being stupid or something but I can't locate that Addendum. It's missing from http://thebrownings.name/WHP034/. Maybe not published yet ?

Stephen de Vere.

Alan Roberts
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Ah, I sent it to Daniel a few days ago, I'll chase him.

If you want a copy, before it gets out, send me a PM with your email address.

Get my test cards document, and cards for 625, 525, 720 and 1080. Thanks to Gavin Gration for hosting them.
Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.