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

Started Oct 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mel Snyder
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50mm f2 Summicron M works fine on the NEX-6
In reply to turnstyle, Oct 28, 2013

turnstyle wrote:

I'm a bit concerned as to whether the Leica M-mount 50mm holds up on the NEX.

Did you see the samples here:

http://www.ronscheffler.com/techtalk/?p=224

I was a bit unclear about the Summilux 50mm samples -- for example, Sony's FE seemed better in the corners?

btw, any particular reasons you suggest Summicron rather than Summilux?

fwiw, my expectation is to use the 50mm lens as effective 75 on my NEX7, and 50mm on A7/A7r (or some other full-frame body if somebody makes one).

Worry not.

1982 Leica f2 Summicron-M on a NEX-6, f4

Frankly, I rarely use it - 50mm isn't the most useful focal length for my shooting. I have a 35mm f1.4 pre-aspheric Summilux and 90mm f2.8 Tele-Elmarit, which are more useful.

I think the one bad review about a Leica M lens on the A7 should be given little credence. Let's see how the production cameras handle them.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha 7 Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS +12 more
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