E-P1 + Canon EF 50/1.2 L USM shots

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dougyau
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E-P1 + Canon EF 50/1.2 L USM shots
Jul 25, 2009

JPEG, B&W Art Filter, no post-processing. Most fun.

The 1st generation EF 85/1.2 L Ultrasonic refuses to manual focus on the E-P1. Both AF and MF works fine on the 5D MkII. Advice please?

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In reply to dougyau, Jul 25, 2009

I shoot EF mount with G1/EOS adaptor, but know that E-P1 can do the same. Search for the threads on setting up for MF shooting. Once you have the 'green box' you simply focus with the focus ring. I just don't know the menu setup for the E-P1--but once you 'get it', its really easy--and fun smile

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dougyau wrote:

The 1st generation EF 85/1.2 L Ultrasonic refuses to manual focus on the E-P1.

I'm afraid that you're out of luck - that lens requires power to focus.

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Danielvr wrote:

dougyau wrote:

The 1st generation EF 85/1.2 L Ultrasonic refuses to manual focus on the E-P1.

I'm afraid that you're out of luck - that lens requires power to focus.

Yes, same with many of the super-teles IIRC... unfortunately, until somebody makes a powered adapter (ideally with aperture control as well), adapted EF lenses are not nearly as useful as their FD predecessors.

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In reply to Danielvr, Jul 25, 2009

Thanks Danielvr! I suppose the 2nd generation 85/1.2 is the same?

Danielvr wrote:

dougyau wrote:

The 1st generation EF 85/1.2 L Ultrasonic refuses to manual focus on the E-P1.

I'm afraid that you're out of luck - that lens requires power to focus.

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In reply to dougyau, Jul 25, 2009

I have some test shots I did with some of my EF lenses here:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=32470691

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