5 Great Vintage Lenses For Mirrorless Cameras Tested And Reviewed

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Take a look at these five uncommon, but good value vintage lenses. The Olympus Zuiko 50mm f1.8, Cosina 28mm f2.8, Olympus Zuiko 35 – 105mm f3.5, Jupiter 11 135mm f4 and the Ohnar 300mm mirror lens adapted and mounted on a mirrorless camera.

Old vintage lenses can be great fun to use on your new mirrorless camera from Sony, Fuji, Canon, Nikon or any of the Micro Four Thirds cameras that are out now. All you need is the proper lens adapter to match the lens mount to your camera body.

Thanks to Tuber Zenography for the lens reviews.

You can buy the Olympus Zuiko 50mm f1.8 here.
You can find the Cosina 28mm f2.8 here.
The Olympus Zuiko 35 – 105mm f3.5 here.
The Jupiter 11 135mm f4 here.
And the Ohnar 300mm lens here.

2 thoughts on “5 Great Vintage Lenses For Mirrorless Cameras Tested And Reviewed

  1. Hi, I’m looking to buy a used 55-300mm manual lens, preferably with a Nikon mount.

    I’m into nature photography, so the 300mm would be for bird photos, but…I’m hoping to put a reversing ring on he 55mm end to take some macophotos while in out.

    Any advice on the practicality of this? Any inexpensive lens that I can try this on?

    1. The Nikon 55-300mm VR is a great entry level birding lens. I am not aware of a manual only 55-300mm though. Reverse mounting a lens for macro can work great but longer lenses don’t work as well. Prime lenses under 50mm work best. You will get a lot of sensor dust by flipping the same lens. I would only use the 55-300mm for birding and use an old vintage lens for macro. Vintage prime Nikon 28mm to 50mm work great. 28mm gives more magnification when reversed than 50mm.

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