Light/small/sharp/wide manual legacy prime lens for $50

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
SimonOL
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Re: Light/small/sharp/wide manual legacy prime lens for $50
In reply to isvana, Apr 12, 2013

isvana wrote:

mgn2 wrote:

...So my question - what is the lightest and smallest (adapter included) manual legacy lens I can find used, with the best bokeh and sharpness for $75 (including adapter). Any FL, but mainly looking at around 35mm, 50mm and longer.

Light + small = rangefinder lens

Cheap = Russian

Try a Jupiter 8 50/2 with an L39 adapter... handy hint is to buy a Zorki film camera with the lens for less than you can buy the lens standalone!

These are certainly cheap - is it true that there is quite a large sample variation with these so you might need to buy a few copies to find a really good one? I don't know myself - just something I've read elsewhere.

What about a sample from this lens

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