As promised in the previous Peleng 8mm post (http://www.lifeinkl.com/2008/10/20/finally-got-my-peleng-8mmf35-fisheye-lens/), here is the post on the unboxing of the Peleng 8mm/f3.5 circular fisheye lens parcel which came in all the way from Russia (or maybe it’s from the US of A, considering the parcel box is from USPS) and Miri.

For the details (why and how) on the purchase of this lens, do check out the Finally Got My Peleng 8mm/f3.5 Fisheye Lens post. Anyway, the package arrived just one day after Soulfly posted it out from Miri via Pos Laju. Areas serviced by the Pejabat Pos Laju will get a 1 day delivery (business day) and 2-3 days delivery for other areas.

The package is quite light and most of the bulk is due to the padding and protection. There was a layer of bubble-wrap and inside it was another layer of 1cm thick styrofoam pieces covering the lens box.

Upon opening the lens box, there was a black cloth lens pouch, an M42 adapter box, a filter box, and a small paper manual. The 3 color filters were inside the filter box. The lens (with the cap attached) sits inside the lens pouch, protected by a soft foam layer in a soft plastic bag. The lens cap is now made of plastic! I remember Albert telling me about his metal (or some sort of metal material) lens cap being loose and dangerous that it could accidently scratch the front element while inside a bag. My lens cap hooks onto the lens real tight!

After removing the lens from the pouch, I hastily screwed it onto the M42 adapter and proceeded to mount it on my Sony Alpha A200. The first time mounting the lens was kinda ‘scratchy’ due to the new M42 adapter. I also had to carefully align the adapter so that it sits flush with the mount on the camera before I could twist it into the locked position. Now, after mounting it on and off for 2 weeks, it now turns silky smooth and I don’t have to carefully align the adapter anymore. Just align the orange dot, push it down, and turn.

And there, after mounting the lens for the first time and roughly adjusting the aperture and focus, I took my first shot. It’s the staircase of my house, from the 2nd storey.

More pictures of the lens, the front element, and the lens cap.

All shots taken using the Minolta 50mm/f1.7

And this is how long it looks mounted onto my Sony Alpha A200 (shots taken using a Lumix camera)


2 Responses to “Peleng 8mm/f3.5 Unboxing and Contents”

  1. michael - July 31, 2009 / 8:08 pm

    hey iv got the same camera as you and just wandering where you got the lens and the adapter from
    many thaks

  2. kenchill - August 1, 2009 / 12:58 am

    I got it from a local guy who got it from his supplier. You can get it from Rugift I guess.


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