how many $$$ have legacy lenses saved for you? and aren't they fun?

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 23,710
Hard to say......

I currently have about a half a dozen legacy lenses.  Some were grandfathered in from prior systems:

Minotla Rokkor M 40mm f/2.0;

Minotla Rokkor M 90mm f/4.0; and

Industar 61 ND.

I use the 40mm and 90mm for portraits:

and the Industar for Art/Macro stuff:

The Industar cost me $29.00 and the extension tubes about $19.00.  So the Rokkors cost me nothing and I supposeand  take the place  of the Oly 45mm and 75mm. The Industar and tubes takes the place of the Oly 60mm Macro.  I guess that saved me about $1800.00?

I have a Asahi Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 and a Spiratone 300mm Reflex lens for nature stuff.

Together they cost me less than $100.00

I suppose those take the place of the 100-300mm zoom so they saved me maybe $300.00?

All together they saved me over $2,000.00 and cost me less than $200.00.

They are all faster than their u 4/3 counterparts and optically very good.

I can not put a value on the  pleasure I get in using them. IBIS with these lenses is just fabluous.


 tedolf's gear list:tedolf's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R +8 more
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