What are you TOP adapted lenses that you'd recommend blindly?

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backsidewalkaround Forum Member • Posts: 72
Re: What are you TOP adapted lenses that you'd recommend blindly?

fferreres wrote:

This thread is about sharing what (ADAPTED MF ONLY) lenses if you were tasked to select only 10 lenses to survive in the entire planet earth.

OK I'll play (in that order):

1. Rollei Distagon 1.4/35 - for nice environmental portraits with great contrast, wonderful color and bokeh, and some 3D qualities. Also its 3-bladed aperture provides some very unique images. It's not as sharp as I'd like it to be though (may one day be replaced by the Zeiss 1.4/35 ZM or at least the ZE version)

2. Contax 2/100 - same as above (sharpness, color, contrast), but with a special note

3. Contax G 2/45 - for sharpness, contrast and color, size, weight, looks

4. Meyer-Optik Primoplan 1.9/58 - for wonderul painterly dreamy bokeh

5. Meyer-Optik Trioplan 2.8/100 - for its extremly unique rendering (not only bubbles).

6. Zeiss 2.8/21 ZE - for excellent sharpness, contrast, color and wonderful bokeh

7. Helios 40-2 1.5/85 for its swirl, for great sharpness when stopped down and for the option to be used as a large hammer any time.

8. RE Auto-Topcor 3.5/135 - for its special creamy bokeh

9. Tamron SP 2.8/300 - fast, sharp with awesome bokeh (but huge)

10. Tamron SP 8/500 (mirror) - awesome quirky bokeh and very sharp at closer distances, especially good for close up work (great MFD).


I do lack a vintage option for UWA - but then again I'll probably never get one, since I'm very satisfied with the Zony 4/16-35.

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