Wide and fast on a budget?

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
zink Contributing Member • Posts: 582
Re: Wide and fast on a budget?

Tony Kindred wrote:

Cameraquest has a couple of Voigtlander 21mm f4s for less than $500, Leica mount. Also, there is an Olympus Pen F 20mm f3.5 on eBay for $400, seems like a bit much. I don't have any of them but am considering the NEX 16mm. It might be as good stopped down and it is a lot less money.

The lenses you mention are very nice because they are very small. I like the Pen-F 20/3.5 very much on my NEX.

The best legacy wide I have seen is the Olympus OM 24/2.8. It is a very sharp lens, even in the corners. It performs better than the Canon FD wides, and is very compact for a SLR lens. There is also a f/2 version, but I never had one.

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