Good 50mm Lens For Sony Nex ... on a Budget?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chris_Downunder Contributing Member • Posts: 611
Re: Good 50mm Lens For Sony Nex ... on a Budget?

Louno, the adapters for any lens designed for a 35mm SLR camera will be about the same size as this is the distance required to get the lens to focus correctly (called the registration distance). The alternative is a rangefinder lens like one of the Russian-made lenses or Contax lenses (but the Contax are expensive) which use an M39 threaded adapter. Considering what you are planning to photograph, I'd suggest a lens designed for macro work as these tend to produce better image quality at closer focus. I have a 50mm f3.5 Olympus macro which cost $70 and produces very nice images.

All the best,


Russian 50mm Industar with M39 mount (but this model has a lousy minimum focus distance).

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