Need help with legacy glass nex 7 (first time)

Started May 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Need help with legacy glass nex 7 (first time)
In reply to Mark_McD, Jun 1, 2012

Mark_McD wrote:

... My suggestion instead of a macro would be to get a more "walk-around" friendly lens in the 24-35mm range. ...

+1 on that.

50mm lenses on the Nex turn into a rather awkward FL. Slightly too wide (and often too sharp) to make a great portrait lens, and slightly too tight to be a general purpose lens.

While the '50 on the Nex isn't a bad FL for macro, most legacy '50's were optimized to produce maximum sharpness at wide apertures at medium distances - which is the opposite of what you want for in macro lens - so unless they were specifically designed for close-up photography, they're not all that great for macro work either.

'50's are fast and cheap, but not all that useful. A fast legacy 28mm would be my choice for a first MF lens on a Nex.

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