If you’re looking for a good manual focus vintage Macro lens for your Micro Four Thirds Camera, the Minolta MD 50mm F3.5 Macro is an excellent choice. I bought mine off of ebay a few months back for around 50 dollars. Prices have gone up since then now that more and more people are finding new uses for these vintage manual focus lenses. Here are a few recent shots I’ve taken using this lens.

Flashlight Shaft at F3.5 (note excellent bokeh, DOF)

Same Shot, F11, Longer Exposure

Here’s one of my Oris:

The lens specs are:

50mm Macro
F3.5 to F22, Eight Stops from End to End
Usually Comes in two pieces, Lens and extension tube
Minimum Focus Distance, about 2″-3″
Magnification, 1:1 with Tube, 1:2 Without
4/6 (Groups/Elements)
2.2″ Length
2.5″ Widest Width
11oz, Weight with Extension Tube

Easily found on Ebay and other online stores such as BHPhoto.com