Manual lenses on digital cameras
I have been using AF Fuji lenses (14mm/2.8, 23mm/1.4 and waiting for 56mm/1.2) on my Fuji camera, because these lens are great and work with them is exact, fast and always with a good result. The price of each of them is around € 850 - 1000.
But for pleasure (yes, more for pleasure than for fun) I have bought 4 manual focus russian lenses (Mir-1 37mm/2.8, Industar 50-2 50mm/3.5, Helios 44-2 58mm/2 and Jupiter 37A 135mm/3.5). Their prices: € 10 - 50 (together below € 100). All of them are surprisingly sharp, Helios and Jupiter are "bokeh monsters" and the feeling of the imperfection is simply fantastic.
If you have time for manual focusing and want good lenses for funny price, try these old MF russian or german lenses.
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%