OK I'll just look at M39 and OM glass.... No I won't...

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
beomagi Senior Member • Posts: 1,372
Re: OK I'll just look at M39 and OM glass.... No I won't...

Lumixdude wrote:

WOW... I really wouldn't mind some cheap and fast manual prime glass and I was just stickybeaking around to get an idea on prices... I just had a look on eBay... talk about price inflation even for average lenses not taking into account crop factor. Yeah... No... I won't be looking there again any time soon. $500 for a 50mm with a 2x crop factor at F/4.... Yeah... No... lol...


Lets see, $500 gets you

55mm F1.2 Nikon - $211


focal reducer EF-MFT - $100 (EF for more options)


nikon F to canon EF - $12


Total - $323, result - 40mm F0.86.

What sort of research have you been doing?

That can be looked at as higher end. If you're looking for a common F1.8/F1.7 lens you can get 50mm lenses for under 20.

If you want wide, consider using the wide angle adapter on kit lens - http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-WCON-P01-Angle-Converter-14-42mm/dp/B004S7W1RQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391981601&sr=8-2&keywords=olympus+wide+angle+adapter

It's actually pretty decent quality.

If you really want manual, you may find ~17mm old used off brand lenses for cheap. They do pretty well on speed boosters/focal reducers. I paid ~$55 for my OM mount Vivitar.

Shot wide open on Vivitar 17mm F3.5 on 0.72x Speed booster (12.2mm)

Stopped down a bit for longer exposure

Think of a 0.72x focal reducer on your 2x crop camera as a camera with a 1.44x crop - so many old lenses will do fine really, especially if they're meant for APS-C.

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