Returning to Film: 50mm suggestions for Nikon FM3? Zeiss Planar T* f/1.4 vs Nikkor f.1.2 or f/1.4?

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Re: Returning to Film: 50mm suggestions for Nikon FM3?

I think you are on track.

I understand the appeal of the 50mm f/1.4, but for years I had only an FM and the 50mm f/1.8, which is also a great lens.

I know you want a lens with good maximum aperture, but I think one great appeal of this era are the 55mm Nikon micro (macro) lenses, f/2.8 or f/3.5.  It's not that I am doing real macro, but these lenses really shine when you are shooting in that 9 inches to 2 foot range.

Those film era 50-55mm macros are one of the best values in vintage lenses.  Minolta, Konica, Pentax, Olympus, Canon, Nikon all offered them.

Have fun!

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