Alternative to Contax G 45mm F/2

Started Mar 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Minolta MC 2/50mm or MC 1.7/50mm

stevemark wrote:

Both the MC 2/50mm as well as the MC 1.7/50mm have an excellent reputation, better than the Minolta MD 2/45mm. Both lenses are quite small (though not as small as the MD 2/45mm), and often extremely cheap (EUR 10 ... 20)


Yes.They are nice,sharp,small and cheap lenses.You may also consider MD/MC W. Rokkor 35/2.8 either 55mm of 49mm (smaller lens) filter thread.

Out of the rokkor stable other very good sompact and under 300USD lenses (35 to 50mm fl):

Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8 C/Y
Industar 3.5/50
Nikon 50/1.8 Series E
Nikon 50/2 AI
Nikon 50/1.8 AI/S or 50/1.4 AIS
Zeiss Planar 50/1.7 C/Y
Yashica ML 50/2 or 50/1.7 or 50/1.4
Yashical ML 35/2.8
SMC Pentax M 50/2 or 50/1.7 or 50/1.4
SMC Pentax M 35/2.8
Canon FD 50/1.8 or 50/1.4
Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.4
Zeiss Jena Tessar 50/2.8
Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50/1.8 point out the most obious choices.

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