Best manual fast 50mm prime that performs well on e-mount (with adapter)?

Started Oct 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Best manual fast 50mm prime that performs well on e-mount (with adapter)?
In reply to turnstyle, Oct 22, 2013

turnstyle wrote:

Hi all,

What current manufacture lenses are considered the best fast, fully manual (not focus-by-wire, with aperture ring) 50mm primes, that work well when mounted on a NEX via e-mount adapter?

I don't care about the system the lens is built for, or mount type -- just the overall best performance from wide open down, and can be used fully manually.

It could be a rangefinder (though I do wonder if rangefinder and NEX are ever going to get along as well as they should) or it could be an SLR type lens, preferably around 300 grams (or less).

Thanks for any suggestions...

What do you mean by "best"?

Fastest, smallest, lowest distortion, low CA, no vignetting, highest microcontrast, best built quality, sharpest in the center, evenly sharp across the frame, nicest bokeh, most unique bokeh, closest focus distance, large magnification, or something else?

And if you want all that above in one lens... keep dreaming

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