Best legacy lenses for mFT?

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sderdiarian Veteran Member • Posts: 3,964
Best legacy lenses for mFT?

I'm interested in how various legacy lenses perform on mFT cameras now that I'm considering purchase of an E-PL2. I still have a Hexanon 50mm 1.7, OM 40mm f2 and OM 50mm f1.8 from my older SLR's.

John Foster (Biofos website for all things Olympus) provided test results for the full range of OM primes used on an E-P1 with MF-2 adapter here:
http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/omz_ep1.html

Based on this the OM 50mm f1.8 can work well as a portrait or macro lens, the OM 40mm is only mediocre (a shame since it was an excellent 35mm lens).

I'm very curious about the Hexanon 50mm 1.7 which has excellent optics, along with other 35mm lenses which can now be purchased at low cost. Any info or links to tests appreciated.
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