Nikon or FD/FL 50/55/58mm/f1.2 for mirrorless cameras?

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Miki Nemeth
Miki Nemeth Senior Member • Posts: 1,445
Nikon or FD/FL 50/55/58mm/f1.2 for mirrorless cameras?

Dear Friends,

I know that the Sony forum has the greatest number of legacy lens collectors. The Nikon and Canon guys have stopped using manual focusing for decades and the AI, FD, FL lenses are not in use any more on Canon and Nikon made cameras. On the other hand many Sony (and with a lesser extent Fujifilm) camera owners love old legacy lenses and use them regularly. Here is my question: I'd like to buy an f1.2 50mm AI or FD/FL lens, and, fortunately, myriads of models of these focal lengths are available:

FL 58mm/f1.2 - 270 - 360 eur

FD 55mm/f1.2 - 275 eur

FD 55mm/f1.2 SSC - 590 eur

FD 55mm/f1.2 Aspherical 830 eur

FD 50mm/f1.2L 700 eur

FD 50mm/f1.2 330 eur

AI 50mm/f1.2 410 - 600 eur

I am inclined towards the Nikon AI 50mm/f1.2. Is there any FD/FL 50mm-ish lens that can be at least as great as the Nikon 50mm/1.2?

I took this photo with an OM 55mm/f1.2, but my daughter took it over for her A7 (my ex-A7) and now I need a replacement.

Your comments and help would be highly appreciated.

All the best and thank You,


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