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what's your favorite fast 35mm for m43?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by pcake, May 2, 2012.

  1. pcake

    pcake Mu-43 Regular

    May 3, 2010
    i never shot much with primes until recently, but then i got hold of some canon FD lenses. they were great, and i started playing with cheap c mount lenses as well. i discovered i really like shooting at 35mm, so i'm wondering what are some fast, good quality 35mm lenses that people here might recommend.
  2. Rover

    Rover Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 5, 2012
    Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2, but it is expensive.
  3. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
    Nikon 50mm f1.4 AI
    Nikon 85mm f2
  4. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William B. Lewis
    I really like my Nikkor 35/2. I got my pre-ai one originally for my F2 from KEH for silly cheap. But then, all the Pre-AI lenses are way undervalued because they're harder to use on Nikon digital bodies but work perfectly on :43: bodies :2thumbs:
  5. pcake

    pcake Mu-43 Regular

    May 3, 2010
    thanks, all. looks like i'll have some shopping to do :) 
  6. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    35 2.0 Leica is probably the best 35mm lens at 35mm focal length.
  7. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Pentax FA 31/1.8 is an excellent lens as well.
  8. pictor

    pictor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 17, 2010
    I own the latest Canon FD 2.0/35mm, which is excellent. This and my Leica R 2.0/50mm are my best lenses.
  9. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    One of the best lenses of any type, ever :smile:

    Ah yes, the exceedingly rare 50mm and 85mm lenses with a 35mm focal length - the world is still unsure how Nikon managed it...
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  10. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    To be sure there might have been confusion with 35mm film lenses with 35mm focal length lenses?

    Btw nobody mentioned pen f 38mm 1.8?
  11. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I think there might :wink:
  12. tachikoma

    tachikoma Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 14, 2010
    Nokton 35mm f1.4 single coat on an E-P3 via the Panasonic M-mount adapter. Works very nicely and not as heavy as its big brother the f1.2

    Love the way it renders both color and B&W on the Olympus. Will also be using it on a Bessa R2A, its destined partner.
  13. pcake

    pcake Mu-43 Regular

    May 3, 2010
    that's an interesting one - looks a lot smaller than the 1.2, and definitely more in my price range.

  14. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Has anyone tried the Nikon 35/1.4 AIS? Or the Nikon 35/1.8G? Just curious.
  15. pcake

    pcake Mu-43 Regular

    May 3, 2010
    i'm curious, too - the 1.8 is inexpensive, and also light, which would be a big plus for me.

  16. trip35

    trip35 New to Mu-43

    Nov 13, 2011
    My new love is the Zeiss ZM 35/2.

    Just recently I had to sell quite some gear to support the invest - and it is worth it! What a wonderful world it renders: vibrant colors, plastic delineation, softest bokeh.

    I don't feel like I would take it off my P3 in the near future. This the more as it's haptics and weight balance are really remarkable. And it does look so good on the pen: just as if this were a serious photographer's tool in the 1920s :) 

  17. pcake

    pcake Mu-43 Regular

    May 3, 2010
    i'll bite - what is plastic delineation?

  18. trip35

    trip35 New to Mu-43

    Nov 13, 2011
    :biggrin: ...a dictionary generated neologism?
    In German: plastische Zeichnung. Probably better translated as: three-dimensional image rendering.

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  19. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    I only have one 35mm prime... a Leica Summilux-R.

    This lens is easily my favorite 35 because now I can't afford another ;D

    Also, it's had a distinguished and interesting life and has taken far better photos than I can probably ever manage. For instance, some of the photos it's been used to take:
    William Albert Allard - Collections

    I don't pretend to inherit anything through a chunk of metal and glass, but I like knowing exactly why the lens looks so well-used.
  20. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Mike Barber
    Has anyone tried the Rokinon (Samyang) 35mm f1.4 with an Olympus 4/3rds mount?
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