Need advice on good vintage 50mm and 75-85mm lens

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
verybiglebowski Veteran Member • Posts: 3,971
Re: Need advice on good vintage 50mm and 75-85mm lens

kristoffel wrote:

So I would really to add a good vintage 50mm f1.8 (or lower) and 70,75 or 85mm to my collection

Let's say max 100euro (120usd) per lens

Anybody got any good suggestions ?

It is a question what "good" means to you? There are many legacy lenses with a unique character, but MTF's are weak, flaring is huge etc.

If the sharpness is priority, for 50' go with Canon FDn f1.4. Should be less than 100Eur.

Longer focal length is a bit more complicated. I would look for Canon FDn 85 f1.8, but it will be hard to find it bellow 100 Eur.  At that price range, there are not many good lenses in this FL.

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