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What's your favorite non-native Lens?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by qball, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    170
    Jun 19, 2010
    If you had to use just ONE legacy lens in your aresenal... what would it be, and why?

    I love my New Old Stock Jupiter 9... got great results with it! A bit soft, but just a great overall lens. Feels good, heavy, and made well.
     
  2. Rider

    Rider Mu-43 Regular

    139
    Oct 14, 2010
    Nikon manual focus 35mm f2, because I love the focal length on micro 4/3. It also is the right size and has a great focus ring. The optics are nothing short of exquisite.
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    That's a tough one...right now, it's the Konica 50/1.4 by a nose. It's close focus ability is making the difference.
    Second place is my Helios 44M.

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    Konica 50/1.4 @2.8 (I think)
     
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  4. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I'd have to say my 90mm f2 Leitz Summicron-M. It's a sharp lens that at f2 gives me high shutter speeds and nice bokeh.
     

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  5. neilvan

    neilvan Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Aug 31, 2010
    Coquitlam, BC, Canada
    Neil
    The OM 55mm f1.2 gets my vote. Nice and sharp (stopped down a little) and wonderful out of focus qualities...

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  6. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Apr 22, 2010
    Currently the manual focus lenses that find their way to my E-PL1 most often are a Canon 50mm f1.2 rangefinder LTM lens and a Nikon 85mm f2 N-AI mount lens.

    The Nikkor 85/2 is a relatively-unknown lens that is available reasonably and works well on m4/3 cameras because of its low weight and light-touch focus; though I love my Jupiter-9, the Nikkor 85/2 is sharper wide-open and lighter to carry.
     
  7. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Tough. The one that I have used the most since I bought it was my 105/4.0 Micro-Nikkor.

    Followed by my 100/2.8 Pentax-M.

    Which means I have to buy a 100/2.8 Pentax Macro or Nikon 105/2.8 Micro-Nikkor and replace both of them. ;)
     
  8. dulaney22

    dulaney22 Mu-43 Regular

    106
    Aug 18, 2010
    Minolta 135/2.8
     
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    On my G1 a Sigma 105mm, f/2.8 EX DG Macro, on my GF1 a Voigtlander 15mm, f/4.5.

    Barrie
     
  10. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    I have used my 28mm 2.8 Leica R lens the most off all lenses!

    It is already very sharp at f 2.8 and on a :43: camera it is a great focal length for street shooting!

    Johan
     
  11. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    No-brainer. The Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5. Supersharp with close-ups, no distortion, no vignetting, no CA.
     
  12. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    348
    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I just used my 50/2 Summicron R again this weekend and thought I probably wouldn't have needed these 50 lenses I got after this one... Easy to focus, good enough for me fully open, feels great, just a nice piece of quality - and it has an added sentimental value for me also which makes it even more fun to use.

    Stefan
     
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