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 120 to 35, Oct 22, 2013

120 to 35 wrote:

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?

You are looking for a lens that is still in production. Two obvious choices are Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 AF D and Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 AF D with both focus and aperture rings.

These are your best options, IMHO, because old lenses are generally a hit or miss. I sent my Takumar 50 F1.4 to be professionally cleaned as soon as I got it, but its results were sub par, at best. I wish I had saved for a new lens instead.

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