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what would you keep?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Janne303, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    Ive got a 50mm konica hexanon 1.4 and a rokkor-x mc pg 50mm 1.4.... what are your fav of those? I can only keep one

    Edit: would keep, not should
     
  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Edited the thread title for you - let me know if everything is ok ;)
    ("would" instead of "should" like you requested)
     
  3. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Try them out and keep the one you like the best. There are variations between different copies of older lenses, so your samples aren't necessarily the same as someone else's.

    My Minolta MC 50/1.4 is however one of the best lenses I have ;)
     
  4. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    but what will you keep was the question :)
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    The Minolta 50mm you have, is generally very highly regarded, mine is excellent at f/2 already. I don't know about the Konica 50/1.4, but the Konica 28mm Hexanon is somewhat inferior to my Minoltas, so I'd say go for the Minolta 50/1.4. I think the Konica will not be better because that would mean that it'd have to be sharp and contrasty wide-open which is highly improbable; the Minolta is sharp but soft and glowy wide-open.

    Or wait till someone turns up who has actually compared the two :).
     
  6. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Why not keep both, for a while ? You can always sell one later.
     
  7. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    gonna test them both soon. If they not good at f1.4 I will sell them and continue my search for a sharp at 1.4 lens
     
  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    If the Minolta 50/1.4 isn't good enough for you at f/1.4, you might want to try a Canon FD 50/1.4, they seem to be a little better. If that fails, there's the Carl Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 which commands serious money though.
     
  9. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    SSC? Need to know what im looking for on ebay hehe
     
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I totally agree,but at the maximum aperture is not as sharp, but it creates a creamy Bokeh
     
  11. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    I have owned the Canon SSC 50mm 1.4 for a few months now and I will probably buy another just to have a spare. It is sharp wide open with excellent contrast to aid in focus peaking on the Nex. Extra bonus - Canon FD adapter is pretty small.
     
  12. Janne303

    Janne303 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Janne Eriksson
    What adapter do you use? I bought the Fotga one. Hope it comes next week =)
     
  13. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Good choice. I have that one as well and it focuses EXACTLY to infinity. Another reason I love this lens / adapter combo.