Legacy Lenses - the good... the bad... the ugly?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Domagoj Batinic Contributing Member • Posts: 534
Re: Legacy Lenses - the good... the bad... the ugly?

Kevdog wrote:

I don't shoot portraits enough (or... at all really) to justify the 45mm or 75mm. But I'd like to play with a legacy lens in that range.

I've found many on the local craigslist listings.

Any hints for telling the good, the bad and the ugly apart? There are many many varied choices and I'm trying to find the right one.

Also, if the person isn't sure what mount it is for, is there any way to tell?

I found these so far:





first link - nikkor and 2 vivitars are good lenses especially for that price, those 3 lenses on ebay go for about 350$. 90mm vivitar is nice macro lens. you'll need nikon f to m43 adapter

second link - om zuiko 50mm/1.8 is a nice lens , small , price is so-so, on ebay you can get it for few bucks less

third link - is useless because it's rangefinder with lens that is not removable from the camera

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my gear:
E-520+12-60+14-42+70-300+Sigma 105 + FL-50R+EC20 + SRF-11
and good number of legacy lenses (list in profile)

 Domagoj Batinic's gear list:Domagoj Batinic's gear list
Olympus D-620L Olympus C-2000 Zoom Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Olympus SP-550 UZ Olympus SP-560 UZ +11 more
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