Better legacy/vintage manual focus lens system to invest in for NEX

Started Feb 16, 2013 | Questions thread
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Prembo
Prembo New Member • Posts: 23
Better legacy/vintage manual focus lens system to invest in for NEX

Hi,

So far I've read great things about the Konica Hexanon AR lens system as a legacy/vintage manual focus lens to be used with NEX cameras.  I've also read on the forum very positive things said about Canon FD lenses (particularly the Canon FD 50mm f1.4).

I'd like to get a few vintage manual focus lenses to experiment with and 'learn' photography.  I'd like to do macro and portrait photography mainly, and would like to, if possible, invest in just one of these lens systems so I don't have to buy many adapters.

Considering the following factors (in order of importance, 1 - most important) which lens system would you recommend?

  1. Price
  2. Sharpness
  3. Availability of variety of lenses

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Sony Nex-5, 18-55mm Kit Lens

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