Close focus fast fifties

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OP Goethe Senior Member • Posts: 1,649
Re: Close focus fast fifties

E Dinkla wrote:

Goethe wrote:

I am curious if anyone can add to this list of relatively fast standard lenses that are pseudo macro in nature. I have come up with the following lenses, which are faster than f/2 and focus to 35cm or less.

Meyer Oreston/Pentacon 50/1.8 - mfd 33cm

Chinon 50/1.7 macro (also sold as Alpa and Porst, possibly Revuenon) - mfd 27cm

Chinon MCM 55/1.7 macro (sold as Porst, possibly Revuenon) - mfd 28cm

Kerno Macro Switar 50mm (1.8 and 1.9) - mfd 28cm

Am I missing any? I know there is the m42 version of the Kern that comes in the Chinon tapered body, but that one is super rare while also being an amalgamation of two lenses on the list already.

Are there any other fast standards which focus really close? Not really looking for actual macro lenses, but rather these semi macro standards.

Olympus OM 50mm 2.0 Macro, 24cm MFD, with floating elements aboard.

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This has the potential to be a great contender, but if I remember correctly it has very annoying saw-blade aperture when you stop down for a stop or two.

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