Am i expecting too much from my Nex-7 with Minolta 50mm 1.7?

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Questions thread
sebboh Contributing Member • Posts: 559
Re: Stop down if you haven't

socal4142 wrote:

howardleeming wrote:

If i want to move up from the £35 rokkor 50mm 1.7 to a slightly better legacy lens, of maybe £80, what would you recommend?

Just this week I was trying out that exact Rokkor lens for low light portraits, and was disappointed in the sharpness wide open and even stopped down a bit. I have the very inexpensive Canon 50mm 1.8, about $25 in great shape from a place like Adorama. It performs much better.

that particular rokkor is one of the least sharp for what it is worth (i've shot with almost all of the normal rokkors). many other old nifty fifties will be sharper, but sharpness isn't everything.

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