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

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
jf_tea Senior Member • Posts: 1,023
Re: Legacy Lenses - the good... the bad... the ugly?

Kevdog wrote:

I found these so far:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pho/3543647141.html

In the first ad, the following lens is a bit heavy, but, amazing:

"3. Vivitar Series 1 90mm 1:2.5, good condition"

It has very nice bokeh. And it is quite sharp already, full open.

The Fotodiox M42 screwmount adapter for Micro 4/3 is inexpensive:

http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Adapter-Olympus-Panasonic-Cameras/dp/B002RJKVY2/

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/pho/3567006066.html

The Yashica lens most probably also has a screwmount (M42) mount. It would fit on the same Fotodiox adapter.

If you're patient to search on Ebay and Craiglist, you can look for other brands too.

The Pentax M42 lenses are nice also. The 55mm f/1.8 is usually one of the most affordable. It's quite sharp full open, and, the effective focal length (2 * 55mm = 110mm) would be good for portrait.

Good luck in your finds !

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