February 18, 2015 at 2:40PM

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Vintage value primes

What are the best vintage value primes you would go for?

I'm looking at getting a set of super taks or nikons.

What does everyone think

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I prefer Nikons only because they are easier to find in good shape, and it's easier to find Nikon adapters for almost any other camera, including Canon cameras.

February 18, 2015 at 2:42PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I shoot almost exclusively with vintage Nikon primes. I think I bought a 24mm f2.8, 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4, and an 85mm f1.4 for less than the price of a single new Canon L series lens. They look great and I've been able to adapt them to all of my Canon cameras, my BMPCC, and my A7s without any issues.

February 19, 2015 at 11:00AM

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Brad Tennant
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Thanks guys for the replies.

I currently have a Canon L 24-70mm but don't really like it. It's a bit too sharp and doesn't give the image enough character.

I'm definitely going to get a few.

Brad have you got any good test footage from using them?

February 21, 2015 at 11:33AM, Edited February 21, 11:33AM

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Bennett Johnson
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Yeah, here's a few.
https://vimeo.com/117519361 (Sony A7s with a Nikkor 35mm f1.8)
https://vimeo.com/114178256 (BMPCC with the same lens)
https://vimeo.com/68918300 (Canon t2i with various different vintage Nikkor lenses and a Rokinon 14mm)

I bought all of mine through keh.com if that helps you shop at all.

February 22, 2015 at 1:14PM

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Brad Tennant
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I agree with Brad and Guy, this is what I did, but think in general that how you use a camera and lens and lighting far affect quality more than the camera and lens itself.

May 27, 2016 at 11:30AM

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