My latest legacy lens....

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mojn Contributing Member • Posts: 884
Re: All in on adapters an legacy?

Photozopia wrote:

Mojn wrote:

I just got adapters for Nikon, Olympus and PentaxK and tried out a couple of lenses on 5n. I'm excited but far from convinced - it's fun but not groundbreaking progress for my photography. Main reason: the kit lens is not that bad. It's ok sharp, bokeh is decent, image stabilisation, autofocus, etc, etc.

It's quite hard for any legacy lens to compete with these things. Focus peaking is not reliable, it's not that easy to control shutterspeed and ISO. Makes more sense for video I think. However, very special lenses might provide that special expression. Special being either extremely expensive or extremely cheap

I agree - there is little point in legacy lens use - unless cheap, or offering something 'unavailable' - in native mount lens range.

There is a similar thread re. wide angle legacy lenses running concurrently ... in which Nikon 14mmm or 16-35mm optics are now being touted as 'alternative' options (read 'very expensive' idea) to the relatively cheap native 10-18mm e-mount lens .... for no other reason than they are 'legacy' lenses.

Okay, at least we are two to keep a rational view on this. It is however great fun to chase and test legacy lenses. They actually make quite some sense for video. But prices for old dusty crap lenses are rising, and they still don't cover the interesting focal lengths below 30-40mm

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