Fast, bekehlicious 35mm or 50mm c-mount lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by hnaa, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. hnaa

    hnaa New to Mu-43

    Mar 27, 2012
    Hey everyone, I would like to get a fast 35mm or 50mm c- mount lens to make creative portraits with. I am in particular looking for that crazy, swirly bokeh. I would like a good quality lens, and don't mind paying for it, however 2000$ for a Schneider 50/0.95 is definately over my budget. Any suggestions?
  2. nikki

    nikki Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 2, 2010
    dublin ireland
    get a leica summicron c 40mm - not sure about crazy bokeh but costs a hell of a lot less than $2000 dollars !:smile:
  3. burdickjp

    burdickjp Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2013
    Lenses of the Biotar formula tend to have rather interesting bokeh. Zeiss made many in this variety. I've heard good of the CZJ-type. Many people will opt for the Helios 44, though it only goes down to f/2.0
    I opted for a Helios 44-3, as they are the newest available preset type, and are thus multicoated.
    I'm sure you're looking for something better than those, but try picking up a Helios on Ebay and see if you like it. If anything it shouldn't be hard to turn around and resell.
  4. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Or you can go super cheap and look at the Fujian 25mm, 35mm and 50mm cmounts.. all for under $30 in most places... the 50 and 25 i have certainly have a swirly looking bokeh..
  5. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    +1 I'm partial to the 35mm f1.7, but it probably has the most normal bokeh out of the three.
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