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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2021, 21:22:38 »
Meike Z-mount 50mm f1.7. Manual focus. Small, image quality is ok+, and good looking :D

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2021, 22:31:53 »
Here is how a Z50 looks with 25/4 Snapshot Skopar attached.
The M39 adapter is quite small and it gives a lot of options for using rangefinder lenses.

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2021, 22:52:12 »
....and now with 50/2 Jupiter 8.
These lenses are cheap and feels quite well-made.

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2021, 23:16:43 »
Here I used the Z50 + Jupiter 8 and made a snapshot of my old D5200 with J8 set to f/2 (full aperture).
This just to show that the setup actual works well and these old cheap lenses performs well.
Most of theses kind of rangefinder lenses usual have many aperture blades so aperture is perfect round at all aperture settings.

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2021, 16:25:42 »
Some interesting avenues to explore for sure!!

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2021, 16:36:12 »
Even more options as Megadap has announced a Sony-E to Nikon-Z adapter with full AF-support. This means an avalanche of (compact) Sony-E lenses can now be adapted to a Nikon-Z camera.

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2021, 21:39:12 »
With Jupiter-8 on Z50 I tested the street "snap-shot" capability.
It is relative easy to manual focus. Infinity focus has to be checked as the adapter seems to allow focus slightly past infinity.

With Sony adapter the "Voigtländer" 65mm APO-Lanthar macro could be interesting.
Seems most for sale 2nd hand are for Sony mount. But I think that is a physical large lens. Not for "street".....

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2021, 00:12:17 »
Even more options as Megadap has announced a Sony-E to Nikon-Z adapter with full AF-support. This means an avalanche of (compact) Sony-E lenses can now be adapted to a Nikon-Z camera.
When reading the announcement it also seems they will support those third party lenses a lot better than the TechArt version I have which reports the wrong exif with the VM15/4.5 and the aperture ring doesn't work with the Sony Zeiss 35/1.4.
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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2021, 00:16:39 »

With Sony adapter the "Voigtländer" 65mm APO-Lanthar macro could be interesting.
Seems most for sale 2nd hand are for Sony mount. But I think that is a physical large lens. Not for "street".....
Voigtlander has a ton of E lenses, one of the fast 35 or 40mm lenses should be great for street work:
https://www.voigtlaender.de/lenses/e-mount/?lang=en
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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2021, 18:55:24 »
Sony (E mount) and L39/ LTM mount lenses have a close register distance to Z mount.

I am enjoying my Leonon 50mm f/2 as standart lens for its sharpness and character.

Also the Biogon 35mm f/2 Zeiss ZM (leica M mount). as sharp as his big brother Distagon ZF2. 
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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2021, 22:41:07 »
The 25mm "snapshot Skopar" is a very nice compact lens.
Think this lens would be my choice for Z50 if I could only select one compact prime lens for a trip.
But with adapter it is important to check infinity as with Pixco adapter the lens focus a bit past infinity.
I had this lens on Z50 for a short walk this evening.

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Re: Smallest Z6 lens option?
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2021, 23:00:25 »
My favourite small lens on my Z7 is the Voigtlander 35/1.4 Leica mount with LM-NZ adaptor.
Z7, Z5, Z Nikkors 70-200/2.8, 24-70/4, 14-30/4, 50/1.8, other adapted Sony 70-300G, Sigma 45, Voigtlander 12, 15, 35. Mavic Pro birdcam