Cheap lens for film?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Manu-4Vendetta, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Manu-4Vendetta

    Manu-4Vendetta Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Dominican Republic
    Hi newly, im reposting in this area seems more appropiate for the question.

    I'm a filmmaker aspiring and will buy a GH1 for shorts and video.

    Right now i have a limited budget, i think buy a kit lens 14-15, but would like to know which lenses low-cost (legacy or another system) can be useful for cinema with acepptable results.

    I was seeing the forum, checking the pictures and i have noted the following lenses:

    • SMC Pentax 50mm F1.4
    • Konica AR Hexanon 28mm F3
    • Pentax 55mm M42 F1.8
    • Pentax M50 F1.7
    • Pentax-k 55mm F1.8
    • Minolta MD 85mm F2
    • Konica 50mm F1.7
    • Olympus OM F.Zuiko 50mm F1.8
    • Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm F1.4
    • Super-Takumar 50mm F1.4
    • Nikon 50mm Series E F1.8
    • Nikon 28mm Series E F2.8

    But only can buy four cheap lenses and i don't know if these work well on film like at pictures. Recommendations and what generic adapters for them please.

    PD: Forgive me for my bad english
  2. theunartist

    theunartist Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    I the 5 Pentax lenses you have listed, so I can comment on those... I've found the sharpest would the Pentax-k 55 f1.8 and then the m42 Super-Takumar 55 f1.8, these 2 will yield sharp images wide open. The M 50 f1.4 is a touch soft wide open, M 50 f1.7 great lens and the Super-Takumar 50 f1.4 sharp wide open...

    You will probably be able to find the prices in this order:
    • M50 f1.7 $40+
    • K 55 f1.8
    • Super-Tak 55 f1.8
    • M50 f1.4
    • Super-Tak 50 f1.4 in the $75+ range...
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