Decent manual focus landscape lens?

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Questions thread
Mojn
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These two are not just decent
In reply to JAGmtb, Mar 29, 2013

I'd also recommend the Zuiko 24 f2.8. It's one of the best 24 you can get. Manual focus is very easy with this lens, as it "travels" only about 1/4 - 1/3 of a full turn. My NEX 5N focus peak is acceptable with this lens (which means I can actually use focus peaking...). Focal length on NEX  is not that exciting though.

I'd also recommend Tokina 17 f3.5. Not fast, but for landscape it'll be used a lot at f8 anyway. Very good build, great manual focus and about 24mm on NEX - great for landscape. I just compared this with the mighty Nikkor 14-24 on a FF. Let me just say I was surprised... And I got it for €120 mint. Focus peak is useless with this lens, so you'll have to know your hyper-focal table.

Can't show any images that will do these two lenses justice at the time, sorry. But check this:

http://forum.mflenses.com/rmc-tokina-17mm-f3-5-t35689,start,30.html

Tokina 17 f3.5

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