Medium format lens, a good candidate.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by lenshoarder, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Since the sweet spot of most lenses is the center, wouldn't a medium format lens have a huge sweet spot for a m43 camera? I can get old Mamiya lenses for like $20. Is it worth the effort?
  2. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Overly sweet, junk food for your camera: will make it fat and soft. Not worth the adapter's price.
    A good Zeiss lens for Hasselblad will give you very disappointing results. OK for 24x36 with a tilt-shift adapter, but just for these special uses. Plus any 2 1/4 in. lens shorter than 75mm will be even worse. Also, I've seldom seen a Mammamiya lens on par with a Zeiss... This putting it mildly.

    You get already aplenty sweet spot with 24x36 lenses, and these should be carefully selected for results on par with native 4/3.
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