how many $$$ have legacy lenses saved for you? and aren't they fun?

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
mgibbs
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Re: Better than M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8?
In reply to LincolnB, Jan 27, 2013

LincolnB wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

Because of the 2X focal length modifier, legacy lenses are all telephoto lenses, so the only use for them that makes any sense is cheap portrait lenses.

and macro and telephoto over 300mm ...

Now, if you already own the M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, what benefit is there to using a legacy lens? Does anyone have an example of a portrait that was taken with the m.zuiko 45mm, and then taken with a legacy lens, showing that the portrait with the legacy lens is better?

Can the 45mm 1.8 even grab focus with a shot like this? It was so dark that this was a 50 second exposure. This kind of shot is WAY easier with a manual focus lens, especially when you can use f/1.4 to focus. In fact, any kind of manual focus shot is a genuine pain-in-the-butt with autofocus lenses.

And of course, there are no native 400mm lenses:

Glad you showed up!  I was hoping you'd add some gravitas to my thesis!

What is your 400mm lens?  I have a sigma APO f 5.6 (manual focus and aperture, for FD mount) that i'm on the fence about....

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