4/3 lens on OM-D5

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4/3 lens on OM-D5
Dec 12, 2012

I know this topic has been talked about before but just wanted to add my experience.

I got the OM-D5 today and tried two 4/3 lens on it with the MMF2 adapter.

50mm - will not focus. Kept on hunting and hunting.  I knew that this lens was going to be problematic but I didn’t quite expect it to be that bad.  Maybe a lens update?  Let's hope that Olympus can do something.   I really like this lens.

11-22mm - much better than 50mm.  Not lightening quick but usable from the limited time I had with it.  Need more real world experience but seems acceptable.

Will report further with other lens I have in the next week or so.

Overall, the body with the HLD6 grip is very nice.  Not bulky or heavy at all.  I've always liked being able to hold the camera vertically with a grip.  Camera felt solid in hand although the larger 4/3 lens do take away the whole point of m4/3.  Over time I will get the fast primes for compact and light travel.  Other times, I will use the larger albeit slower focus 4/3 lens.

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