Are there any serious users of MF lenses on this forum?

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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In reply to Tom Caldwell, 9 months ago

Tom, there's plenty here who use all sorts of legacy lenses.

In my case no. I do have plenty of Nikon and Pentax lenses rolling about from film days but the bother of using them leaves me cold.

No gain at all as an early careful comparison between one of my best Nikon lenses (55/2.8 macro) and an early Olympus 4/3 kit lens (old large 4/3 40-150mm) left me with the impression that the kit lens was as good, maybe a tiny whisker better than the Nikon lens with both at best apertures, so why bother? The 4/3 and M4/3 lenses need to be higher resolution than lenses designed for the 35mm film frame so maybe that makes a difference.

Now with the Olympus 12-40/2.8 on my camera I see no way I'll ever use anything else in that range, in fact I may never take it off my E-PL5 ever again.

Regards..... Guy

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