Recommendation for Nikon MF lenses on NEX?

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sgoldswo
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Re: Recommendation for Nikon MF lenses on NEX?
In reply to WT21, 5 months ago

WT21 wrote:

I have used FD lenses and also MD, M42, M-mount and Pentax K on various mirrorless. I've never used Nikon.

I really like the FD color and contrast, but not the focus ring. I love the Pentax M42 focus ring, but not the contrast.

Any chance the Nikon legacy glass brings both together???

I'm looking for a fast 35mm (2.0 is fine, but might consider 1.4) and possibly a 50mm macro if they make one at 2.8.

I get confused by all the generations and types of Nikon lenses. Can anyone recommend something for the above, that has solid color, contrast and a buttery focus ring?? Good bokeh is also hoped for.

The nikon 35mm AIS F1.4 gets mixed reviews but is actually pretty damn good at closer focus distances and stopped down past F2. However the best MF 35mm for F mount is the Zeiss zf.2 f2 - it is simply exceptional optically, with a lovely render/contrast and sharp at all apertures.

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