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 uhligfd, Apr 24, 2013

Appreciate all the replies. However my original quest seems to have been lost among the many (excellent) suggestions. Again:

-Not looking for an SLR lens (adapters are huge and I've already got Rokkor 45mm f2 on the way)

-Not looking for anything slower than f2 (already have Sigma 30mm f2.8) even given there is sensor fall-off and loss in sharpness wide-open

-Want lens to be pocket-able including adapter (no bigger than Sigma 30mm or 16-50 kit lens)

-Want to spend less than $500 (prefer $300 unless I am paying up for Zeiss/Leica/Voigtlander glass which is secretly what I really want!)

So far my options from this thread seem to be:

Contax-G 45mm f2 (lack of MF ring and AF adapter too expensive)
Fujian 25mm f1.4 (c-mount)
Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 (min focusing distance too far, weird bokeh?)
Olympus Pen F lenses (38mm f/1.8 and 45mm)
Jupiter 8 50/2 with an L39 adapter
Jupiter3 50 F/1.5 (the Sonnar clone)
Nikkor S.C 50/1.4 in LTM(M39) (how big are these?)
Canon RF 35/2, 50/1.4 (how big are these?)
Sony SEL3518
Sony SEL5018
Cosmicar 35mm f1.7
Industar 22 and 69 -not fast enough although very small
Lecia Summicron 35mm f2 -too expensive
Pentax/Cosmicar 50mm f2.8 -not fast enough
Cosmicar 50/1.4 -not into 'machining'
Leica Elmarit M 28/2.8 -too expensive, not fast enough

Let me know if you have any other thoughts, suggestions.

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