Frankfurt November 18, 2017

Trying out my Fotasy CCTV E-mount lens around Frankfurt.

I bought this lens earlier this year but never really tried it out until today. I saw this lens on Amazon and saw the great reviews of this lens at the unbelievable price of $30. It was just too cheap to pass on. It’s not the greatest lens, but it’s a fun, macro type lens. So I took it out for a spin today to document my typical weekend in Frankfurt.

Though we didn’t buy anything, we still went in just to do a round at Gutleut Lebensmittel
Poster in front of Simiit Café – fresh from Istanbul
Good, at least someone admits to it
Gray day downtown
Frankfurt’s famous literary character – Struwwelpeter. Read the book, it’s quite special.
Lunch at KISU. Just had dinner there last night, and then basically had to take Ave today just to take advantage of the 20% off deal before next Monday.
The best dim sum place in Frankfurt.
Eschenheimer Tor.
Eschenheimer Tor U-Bahn station.
Sashimi platter with cool dry ice effects.
Look at all that delicious fish!
Pretty lucky orchids
Additional sushi set since we’re gluttons
Banh cuon with fishsauce
BB-8 lego set at the Lego store
Wasabi noodles…? Seriously? Interested and repulsed at the same time.
Randomly decided to pop in to the new Ramen Jun store to get some dinner
First time trying Ramen Jun
Their Karaage was definitely one of the best ones here in Frankfurt.
Miso ramen with chashu and fungus. Very thick soup and the miso flavour was very strong.

Thoughts on the Fotasy lens

  • I definitely need more practise with the lens. The lens is manual and you have two rings to adjust. I’m not used to it and as you can see a lot of my pictures turned out quite blurry.
  • The lens performs well under direct sunlight but as soon as you go indoors, the quality drops significantly.
  • I had to do post-production editing with some of the photos quite a bit to get the colours right.
  • I would not recommend taking this lens around for travel purposes. I would only use it in places that you’re familiar with or if you want to achieve a certain effect with your photos.
  • However, for the price of the lens, I would definitely recommend getting one for fun.


  1. Lee
    November 18, 2017

    I like your blog a lot, especially I can learn a few new English words each time!

    1. shot
      November 19, 2017

      Thank you! I hope you will continue to learn English with my blog 🙂

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