What's your favorite non-native Lens?

qball

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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.
 

Rider

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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.
 

dixeyk

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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)
 

neilvan

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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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robertro

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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.
 

Narnian

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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. ;)
 

jonima

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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
 

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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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