Small/phenomenal manual legacy prime lens

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
victorragusila
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Re: Small/phenomenal manual legacy prime lens
In reply to mgn2, Apr 22, 2013

well, "manual legacy lens" implies you want an old lens.

the old PEN (film era) lens are great, and they are small, but they cost a lot, since everyone realized they are great and small.

I use manual pentax SMC lens, you can get an 50mm f2 for <40$ and a f1.4 for <100$. I have 3 50mm lens (two 1.7 and one 1.4), and they are all great, not sure if there are any bad copies around. They are however quite big and heavy, the 50 1.4 with adapter is slightly bigger than the 18-55 kit lens, and quite a lot heavier.

Rangefinder lens will need a smaller adapter, and they are themselves usually smaller and lighter, but they cost a lot now that everyone is using them on their mirrorless cameras.

If you want a great small lens for around 100$, the sigma 30mm f2.8 is also very good, and has AF. Since it doesnt need an adapter it is a lot smaller and lighter than legacy lens.

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