Cheap legacy wide angle/fisheye lenses?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 6,474
Re: Cheap legacy wide angle/fisheye lenses?

Photozopia wrote:

No. Never gonna be a wealth of cheap legacy wide-angles or fisheyes for Nex due to the crop factor.

A legacy 16mm FF focal length - although commonly available - is still a pretty extreme lens on 35mm .... but a 'ho-hum' 24mm FOV on APS sensor. And anything much wider than a 16mm (FF) is:

a) rare

b) expensive

c) HUGELY expensive.

Only the Rokinon/Samyang/X Brand fisheyes fall into the 'cheaper' legacy category ... but can be bought for only a little more in Nex mount anyway. Or buy native e-mount lenses - like the 10-18 - probably better value in the long run.

I paid $140 at a local camera shop for a good condition Sigma 14mm/F3.5 in Canon FD mount. It's a big ball of glass on the front, so it does tend to flare pretty easily, but I'm still quite happy with it.

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Nex-7 with kit lenses, Contax G 35, and a number of legacy lenses (mostly Canon FD)

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