Recommend an inexpensive fast MF portrait prime for NEX ?

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Questions thread
Amamba
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Re: Recommend an inexpensive fast MF portrait prime for NEX ?

wakkaday wrote:

So many 50mm choices . I want to pick the right one.

They all seem to be expensive now on eBay

As I said earlier, I decided to stick with Sony's 50. It's a nice lens that will work for most of my typical shots so I may as well put some $ into it and get OS and AF.

However I will definitely look into cheap MF wides on Craigslist. EBay is a bit on the crazy side lately.

Actually looked at someone's Rokkor at lunch, at a very attractive price but the lens was very dirty on the inside, lots of specs that appeared like dirt or dust (not fungus, I know now it looks). I was almost tempted to buy it for $10 and try taking it apart and cleaning, would do it if it wasn't a 50mm.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Sony a6000 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS +7 more
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