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    best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    New to the Sony Nex system and
    looking for a 75-90mm lens for my new nex 5n.
    I was thinking a leica 75mm summarit, leica 90mm summarit or a Zeiss 85mm ZM.
    I want to keep it as small as possible.

    Has anyone tried any of theses combos? If so which performs well.
    Using a nex - m adaptor will I have access to infinity focus?
    Which adaptor should I be considering?

    Thanks

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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    I have the 75/2. Heavy, but beefy and I think the mass helps damp my handholding tremors. I find this is about as long as I like to go for my style of shooting. Get the hawk adapter... then you can go much closer /and/ out to infinity easily.


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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    Contax G (Zeiss) 90/2.8 wide open:




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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    Which mount are you using on the contax and how does it focus at infinity?
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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    Quote Originally Posted by kuau View Post
    Which mount are you using on the contax and how does it focus at infinity?
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    Metabones.

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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    I also recommend the Contax G 90/2.8. It is a superb lens and also very cheap compared to the Leica and Zeiss (M). Ken Rockwell has a very high opinion of the lens too http://www.kenrockwell.com/contax/g-system.htm#90, take a look.

    I use a cheap Contax G to NEX adapter bought on Ebay for about 32 (GBP) and have found it to be quite satisfactory, except that it focuses beyond infinity, however that doesn't matter to me.

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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    Another high recommendation for Contax G 90/2.8. It's an excellent lens with beautiful Zeiss renditions. I use a cheap adapter but it works fine.

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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    So when using contax G lenses you focus with the adaptor?
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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    Quote Originally Posted by kuau View Post
    So when using contax G lenses you focus with the adaptor?
    I believe that is the case with the Metabones.

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    Re: best 75-90mm lens for nex5n

    I Just rented from Lensrentals,com the CV 75mm 1.8 with a fotodiox new adaptor,
    it does focus past infinity, yet overall the lens performs very well on the nex5n.
    I was thinking about trying the CV25mm anyone have any experience with them?
    After reading about all the headaches with the contax G adaptor I think I may stick with CV lenses.
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