I've been following this thread for a while & finally settling to purchasing a legacy lens for my Sony NEX 6. Considering I'm a Canon shooter, I've been looking at FD mount lenses & obviously, an FD to NEX adapter. Couple of questions:
1. Should I purchase an adapter with AF or stick to the el cheapo manual version?
2. Should I consider a fast prime (i.e. 28 f2.8) or would a zoom be a better option?
I've found several lenses that I'm considering....
Canon 35-70 f3.5-4.5
Vivitar Series 1 28-105 f2.8-3.8
Vivitar 25-85 f2.8-3.8
Canon FD 28 f2.8
Kiron 28-1405 f3.5-4.5
Soligor 28mm f2.8
I realize that the list above is deep, but I'm simply looking for a lil' help to get on the right path. This lens will simply be complimentary to the kit 16-50. Thanks in advance!
FD lenses do not have AF, so not sure what adapter you were looking at. Of the one's you listed above, I'd only recommend the S1 28-105mm and the FD 28/2.8. The others would be strange FL's on crop imo. If you really think you'll get into MF lenses on the NEX though, I would look into a focal reducer in FD to E mount, they can be found as cheap as $100 these days for E mount.