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

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Light/small/sharp/wide manual legacy prime lens for $50
In reply to mgn2, Apr 17, 2013

mgn2 wrote:

mgn2 wrote:

Thank you all for replies and suggestions. As usual I have too many choices!

I think the Pentax M 1.7/50 or Olympus OM Zuiko MC 1.8/50 may fit the bill. It is $50 or less on ebay it seems. Would these be particularly light and compact lenses with the adapter? Which adapter is recommended? I am going to avoid the Russian stuff as I don't want to run the chance of having a bad sample.

Another question - what is the cheapest Zeiss glass I can get to try on my NEX?

Anyone have a Pentax M 1.7/50 + adpater vs. Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.4 + adapter comparison? Which setup is bigger/clunkier and which has better IQ?

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Pentax M 1.7/50

Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm 1.4

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