Recommend an inexpensive fast MF portrait prime for NEX ?

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Questions thread
Michael J Hoffman Regular Member • Posts: 173
Re: Recommend an inexpensive fast MF portrait prime for NEX ?

captura wrote:

I have those, too but I prefer the 50 f2 over the 50 f1.7 because it is sharp across the frame from wide open, and has better anti-flare coating.

I second the recommendation for the Minolta MD 50mm f/2, which I prefer among all the Minolta MC/MD 50s.  Just last night, I tested my Minolta 50/2 against my Leica 50/2.8 Elmar.  At equal apertures, and in real world shooting situations, I couldn't see a dime's worth of difference in image quality.  Amazing when you consider that the Minolta lens cost me $19, which would not even pay for the lens hood on the Leica.


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