Choosing MF lens for NEX5

Started Dec 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Artemk New Member • Posts: 13
Choosing MF lens for NEX5

Hey everybody!

I am a new NEX5 user, got the NEX5 as a small travel/fun camera + to shoot video. Since I already have 2 Nikons (D40 and D90) - I have a bunch of Nikon F-mount lenses. Ones worth mentioning (and I am planning to use them on NEX5) are

Nikkormat Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4,
Nikon 50mm f/1.8,
Nikon 35mm f/1.8,
Tokina 11-16 f/2.8...

I already got an adapter for F-mount lenses from rainbowimaging. I can tell, you can do pretty amaizing stuff with Nex and 3rd party lenses.

Now, my question is - I have a bunch of older 50mm lenses from other manufacturers:
Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4
Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.8
Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4

Wondering, should I even bother with adapters fro these various systems? How much difference would I see (if any) between these f/1.4 lenses? Especially, counting the fact that I already have 2 50mm lenses (eventhough newer 50mm f/1.8 is not really made for manual focusing)?


Nikon D90 Sony Alpha NEX-5
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