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List of UV capable AF Lenses for All Systems

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#1 dabateman

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:08

When considering a camera system or moving to a new camera system, it may be important to consider the lenses within that system that are capable of autofocus for Ultraviolet photography.
This is a list as far as I know with the references I could find to Spectra or user comment. Please let me know if your favorite lens is missing.

Canon (EF-mount):
40mm f2.8 pancake
50mm f1.8
https://www.ultravio...__fromsearch__1

Yongnuo YN 50mm f1.8
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html


Canon APS (M-mount): unknown
Sigma as of July 2019 will make EOS-M mount lenses, but only the F1.4 have been announced. The 19mm, 30mm and 60mm f2.8 lenses are good in UV but have not been announced.

EF to EOS M glassless adapter (See EF lenses)


Canon (R-mount): Unknown
EF to EOS R glassless adapter (See EF lenses)


Fuji (X-mount):
27mm F2.8
http://www.ultraviol...28-lens-for-uv/
https://www.davidken...v-ir-test.xhtml
https://www.davidken...27mm-58mm.xhtml

60mm f2.4 R Macro
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html

EF to Fuji X glassless adapter (See EF lenses)


Fuji (GF-mount): Unknown
EF to Fuji GF glassless adapter (See EF lenses)


Nikon (F-mount):
50mm f1.8 D (No internal motor)
https://kolarivision...-compatibility/
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html

50mm F1.4 G
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html

105mm f2.8 Macro D (No internal motor)
https://www.ultravio...__fromsearch__1


Nikon (1-mount): unknown
FT F-mount to 1-mount glassless adapter (Lens needs internal AF motor)


Nikon (Z-mount): unknown
F-mount to Z-mount glassless adapter (Lens needs internal AF motor)
EF to Z-mount glassless adapter (See EF lenses)
Sony E-mount to Z-mount glassless adapter (See E-mount lenses)


Olympus/Panasonic (4/3rds mount):
Olympus 35mm F3.5 Macro
https://www.ultravio...h__1#entry28024

Sigma 30mm F1.4
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html


Micro Four thirds Mount (m4/3rds mount):
Sigma 30mm f2.8 (Great)
https://www.ultravio...-14-42r2-in-uv/

Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro (Good)

Sigma 19mm F2.8 (OK)
Sigma 60mm F2.8 (Ok)
https://www.ultravio...h__1#entry18591

Olympus 14-42mm RII (Ok)

EF to m4/3rds glassless adapter (See EF lenses)

Metabones Speedbooster Ultra EF to m4/3rds adapter (See EF lenses) in sunlight with Baader Venus filter the 1 stop gain is lost by the lens elements (neutral). Using 370nm filter with 365nm LED light source see 4 stop loss in UV signal.


Panasonic/Sigma (L-Mount): unknown
Sigma EF to L-mount glassless adapter (See EF lenses)
Sigma SA to L-mount glassless adapter (See SA lenses)


Pentax (K-mount):
DA 35mm F2.4 AL
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html

FA 43mm F1.9 limited
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html

FA 50mm f1.4
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html

Pentax (Q-mount): unknown


Samsung (NX-mount): unknown



Sigma (SA-Mount):
50mm f2.8 Macro (old one works better than 70mm)

70mm F2.8 Macro
https://www.lenstip....ansmission.html


Sony (A-mount): unknown


Sony APS-C E-mount:
16mm f2.8 pancake
20mm f2.8 pancake
http://myphotojourne...m-f2-8-uv-test/

Sigma 30mm f2.8
Sigma 19mm f2.8
Sigma 60mm f2.8
https://www.ultravio...h__1#entry18591

F-mount to E-mount glassless adapter (Lens needs internal AF motor)
EF to E-mount glassless adapter (See EF lenses)


Sony FE-mount:
50mm f1.8
https://www.ultravio...uv-fe-50mm-f18/

Sony APS-C E-mount lenses used in Crop mode (See E-mount above)
F-mount to E-mount glassless adapter (Lens needs internal AF motor)
EF to E-mount glassless adapter (See EF lenses)

Edited by dabateman, 22 July 2019 - 06:16.


#2 Andy Perrin

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:12

Do any of these allow false color out to yellow?

#3 dabateman

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:09

Andy,
Of the ones I have tested
F-mount: 105mm Macro D, happily very surprised by my lens

4/3rds: Olympus 35mm f3.5 macro

M43rds: sigma 30mm f2.8 and just Olympus 30mm f3.5 Macro, but Sigma goes deeper.

Edited by dabateman, 22 July 2019 - 08:11.


#4 Andrea B.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 14:25

I'm curious about how far into the UV the autofocus will hold up. Any experiments there David?

I'll link your post in the Lens Sticky when I do updates. For now I'll put a link under the Lens Sticky to remind myself. :)
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