Decent manual focus landscape lens?

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Questions thread
John Knuhtsen
Contributing MemberPosts: 577
Like?
Re: Decent manual focus landscape lens?
In reply to JAGmtb, Mar 28, 2013

JAGmtb wrote:

I've been looking at the  zeiss pancolar 50mm 1.8 and tessar 50mm2.8, but they seem to be geared more for portrait shots. Any suggestions?

Zeiss Pancolar is a very nice lens, but it has some glass inside contaning radioactive thorium, which means that pictures might have a yellow tint. The tint can be removed now and then by UV exposure in the sun.

http://www.owens-photography.com/carl-zeiss-jena-pancolar-50mm-1-8/

I agree that a landscape lens might be much shorter, per example maximum 36 mm equivalent. This means a 24 mm legacy lens. I can recommend konica hexanon 24 F/2.8 and olympus same data (canon s.s.c. as well).

There is also a sony 35 mm now with autofocus and OIS. A zeiss is 32 mm on the way also.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/sony-e-35mm-f-1-8-oss-lens-review-20665

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-zeiss-lenses-for-nex-to-be-released-in-april/

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow