Good 50mm Lens For Sony Nex ... on a Budget?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
kuuan
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Re: Good 50mm Lens For Sony Nex ... on a Budget?
In reply to zink, Mar 27, 2013

zink wrote:

The Olympus OM 50/1.8 gets my vote. It is one of the most compact 50mm SLR lenses, it can be bought cheap and an OM adapter is very cheap. Just make sure you buy a made in Japan version. The later MC versions of this lens have better coatings.

I second that and as an alternative would add a Pentax f1.7/50mm, very good performer, also very small in size and can be had for bargain prices. ( around 50.- ? )

If you want a f1.4 lens and are willing to spend the premium price, that is about 100.- +, that the faster les will set you back, then again OM f1.4/50, again only the later MC versions, here with serial above 1.100.000, or again Pentax M f1.4/50mm or the earlier, full metal version of it, a S-M-C Takumar f1.4/50

the adapters, if for Olympus OM, Pentax K or M42 can be had from Chinese sellers via the 'bay' for about 10 usd each.

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