Legacy 35mm lens / landscape prime

Started Jul 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Snikt228 Contributing Member • Posts: 972
Legacy 35mm lens / landscape prime

Hi -- I'm looking for a good legacy landscape prime lens without breaking the bank. Maybe a 28 or 35mm. I've seen tons of posts about the 50mm primes, 85, etc.. but very few on the wider side.

Would love to have the FE 35MM lens but it's just not in the budget anytime soon. Is it possible to get close to that performance without spending $600-700?

I've identified a few choices just browsing KEH, but not sure if they are any good:

Canon FD 35mm f2.8 ($70-90)

Canon FD SC f3.5 (really cheap, it this a crap lens?)

Minolta MC 35mm f2.8 (Is MC very different from MD? $50)

Minolta MD 35mm f2.8 ($80-100)

Does anyone know anything about those lenses or have any other suggestions in this range?


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