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70-90mm what options are there?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by alaios, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi,
    I am looking for something fast in the range of 70-90 mm prime lens to use for street photography and portrait shooting. What do we have of good quality and fast lens? Budget should stay below 200 euros.

    Regards
    Alex
     
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I use a Canon FD 85mm f/1.8 that I like. It usually sells for under €200 on ebay.
     
  3. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Jupiter 9 85mm f2 or Samyang 85mm 1.4 should be within/close to your budget.
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I see you like Minolta lenses - why don't you try the MD 85 f/2 ?
    But IMHO a 70-90mm prime is not as wide as you'd want for street photography...
     
  5. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    It depends how "close" you feel safe to go :p
    thanks all for the nice suggestions
     
  6. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi and thanks a lot for your suggestions.
    One question I have here is how to rate those lenses ? Both look to be on my price range with the difference being quality and speed. How to rate quality by just looking on flickr images? Like wine tasting over internet.
    What do you for that?

    Regards
    Alex