I shot a kinda random sampling of lenses that I own to test for S-16 coverage. With the exception of the first 8mm lens they're all fairly cheap c-mount. notably cheap is the Cosmicar 12.5mm which I think I paid $35. each lens is slated & i had the lab scan the full frame.
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the biggest problem with most of these lenses is the sense of inadequacy that i feel with them mounted on my camera as they are really tiny and cheap looking! i'm sure any 1st AC would love pulling focus on a quarter-sized lens as well.
one interesting thing is that the 25mm and 50mm showed serious vignetting through the viewfinder, but here in the scan i don't see much. i probably could have gotten more scientific, but this seems like a decent real-world test.
Cheap lenses tested for S16 Coverage
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