Small/phenomenal manual legacy prime lens

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Small/phenomenal manual legacy prime lens
In reply to mgn2, Apr 23, 2013

mgn2 wrote:

-any FL, but mainly looking at around 50mm

-budget is less than $500, closer to $100 preferred

-max aperture f2 (even better if f1.8 or f1.4).

-best bokeh, sharpness and colours as good or better than my X100 Fuji lens.

So my question - what is the lightest and smallest (adapter included) manual legacy lens I can find used or new with the following constraints-

mgn2,

I recently posted comments about the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E, at the following link:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51318777

I think it would meet many of the parameters you provided.

This will give you an idea of the size of the lens when mounted (NEX-5n) using a generic Nikon > NEX adapter:

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