Lens suggestion

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by puckpack, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. puckpack

    puckpack TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 1, 2013

    I am looking to find a prime lens that fills the gap between my sigma 30mm and my rokor 58mm.

    I have around $200 to spend, any suggestions?

  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    There's a gap between those two??? :D

    adapted MF or e-mount AF? How about the MD 45mm f/2 if you're ok with MF?
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    My thought exactly :). In a more or less geometric progression between 30 and 58mm you end up with 42mm. You could go for a 40mm lens like the relatively cheap Konica Hexanon 40mm 1:1.8 or go for the Minolta Rokkor 45/2 as Nick said. All the other 40-45mm options will stretch your $200 budget.

    That said, I have two 40mm lenses but haven't even tried them yet on my NEX-6. I just don't feel the need for something that falls between standard and short telephoto. If I had to shoot (with a camera that is) a little baby I figure a 40mm on an APS-C camera could be nice. At least I suppose you're talking about APS-C, given the mention of the Sigma 30mm. If you're talking FF, it's a whole 'nother story, 40mm is just a great focal length for that IMHO.
  4. puckpack

    puckpack TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 1, 2013
    Thanks, I was kind of wondering about that too.

    At times I wish I had something between them but I guess the difference wouldn't be that great.
  5. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 17, 2012
    Why not go a bit further and get a nice 85mm ?
  6. puckpack

    puckpack TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 1, 2013
    That's a good idea! That or maybe a macro lens?
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Back to your original question. I have and enjoy a 45mm Rokkor. There is a sample thread for it here.

    As stated though, you seem to have this range well covered.