Manual Focus shooters - what classic lenses do you use?

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dougjgreen1
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In reply to Maklike Tier, 5 months ago

Maklike Tier wrote:

Well yeah I'd be looking at FF lenses in the 25mm area. Are they rare?

There are TONS of legacy 24mm to 28mm lenses out there. The real question you should be asking is, are they anywhere near as useful on a Micro 4/3 body as either of the two outstanding fast native 25mm AF lenses that exist for this system from the primary manufacturers.  And I have to say, the answer is no.   Or if you really WANT to manually focus, the Voigtlander you are looking at is much the best option.

The legacy lenses in the 24mm range almost certainly won't be as sharp, they won't be as fast, and they won't be anywhere near as easy to focus.

To me, the best purposes for legacy glass are: Macro, Portraiture with fast lenses having particular bokeh, and long fast lenses in focal lengths unavailable in native lenses.

Slightly wide to normal lenses for street shooting are one thing that the Micro 4/3 system has in vast abundance of excellent choices. I strongly suggest you choose and use one of those (or, like many of us, MORE than one of those).

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