Manual Focus shooters - what classic lenses do you use?

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Eric Nepean
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Re: Manual Focus shooters - what classic lenses do you use?
In reply to Tom Caldwell, 3 months ago

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Maklike Tier wrote:

I've been thinking about the Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 as my next lens, but instead of that I was maybe thinking about trying to find some classic glass and attaching it to my E-P5.

For all you manual focus fans out there, what would be a great piece of glass for MF street and general walkabout style shooting?

Wides seem very popular but what is wrong with medium telephoto?

If you find an exquisite Canon FL 50mm f1.4 and fit it to a FD focal reducer you get a very sharp MF lens of some real quality. Also the focal reducer converts the lens by giving an extra stop of light and the net effect on the crop factor is 1.4x instead of 2.0x.

In effect your FL 50mm f1.4 becomes a 70mm f1.0.

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Tom Caldwell

I have the FD 50mm F1.4 and find this works great ... do you know if there is an IQ difference between the FL and FD series?

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