Which is the best 50mm manual FF lens for A7

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Re: Incorrect answer - specifics were given.
In reply to Shuko, 6 months ago

Shuko wrote:

ProfHankD wrote:

Snark? The point is that there is no such thing as best overall, especially among fast 50s which are nearly all double Gauss formula variants and very good

My problem is with the multitude of voices telling the OP to buy a copy of their favorite lens rather than helping the OP to learn what they really need and not waste money getting it.

If all the lenses are very good, then what's the problem with people making suggestions from their own preferences and (limited) experiences?

Starting to interrogate the OP if he needs best MTF50 or best MTF30 does not help him nor teach him anything. Neither does these kind of things help improve his photographic vision.

Doesn't matter which lens the OP picks, it will be his best 50mm.

Agreed. It seems pointless to force someone to step back and pick up a manual before they can achieve any gain from a sharp 50 under $200. There are, to be sure, better lenses than others in that price range, and better suited for wide open sharpness if bokeh and color are not a priority.

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