2 new lenses arrived today, ugh, MF is tough on the beginner ;)

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AllBrands
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Re: 2 new lenses arrived today, ugh, MF is tough on the beginner ;)
In reply to 453C, Mar 1, 2012

453C wrote:

Are you using a magnified view while MFing? I find it's a big help.

So you're saying that magnified view is a big MF'ing help? LOL.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Re: Manual Lens advice from the fringe.
In reply to s_grins, Mar 1, 2012

s_grins wrote:

P.S. beware: fun does not last long

First, thx for the detailed explanation.

Second, I believe you regarding the short lived fun but at 60€ delivered with re-usable m42 adapter, I thought what the heck...

I do think I might enjoy using it at times and since its character is very nice, it could yield a few nice portraits. And if I truly hate and cant get used to it, at least I can say I tried...

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Re: 2 new lenses arrived today, ugh, MF is tough on the beginner ;)
In reply to AllBrands, Mar 1, 2012

AllBrands wrote:

453C wrote:

Are you using a magnified view while MFing? I find it's a big help.

So you're saying that magnified view is a big MF'ing help? LOL.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Ah ah ah !

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Ulfric M Douglas
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Re: A mode should work
In reply to Marla2008, Mar 1, 2012

Marla2008 wrote:

Auto Reflecta, Tomioka manufacture, Planar optical formula...

Lens looks good, also called Chinon. Oldy but goody.

That's the MF'ing truth. Word.

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Legacy adapters always lock in A.
In reply to Ulfric M Douglas, Mar 1, 2012

I have an OM, K/RA and FD adapter (Rainbow Imaging and Fotodiox for the FD). These adapters lock the aperture blades down to whatever f-number is selected on the aperture ring.

With the camera (E-330, E-PL2, or E-PM1) in A mode the shutter speed adjusts as you click through the legacy lens' aperture ring.

The problem with using legacy lenses is that the image gets dimmer as you increase f-number, so focusing gets tough in a low lit room at f/8. I've never seen an issue where A mode doesn't work as above.

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Re: Legacy adapters always lock in A.
In reply to paultakeda, Mar 1, 2012

My fotodiox brand FD adapter does not work like this. It has the two position switch that morepix described in his post below. In the "unlock" position aperture is wide open. In the "lock" position it stops down to the aperture selected on the aperture ring. It's a nice feature. Focusing wide open is more precise, but you can quickly return to your stored down aperture without having to look at the lens (or counting clicks)

paultakeda wrote:

I have an OM, K/RA and FD adapter (Rainbow Imaging and Fotodiox for the FD). These adapters lock the aperture blades down to whatever f-number is selected on the aperture ring.

With the camera (E-330, E-PL2, or E-PM1) in A mode the shutter speed adjusts as you click through the legacy lens' aperture ring.

The problem with using legacy lenses is that the image gets dimmer as you increase f-number, so focusing gets tough in a low lit room at f/8. I've never seen an issue where A mode doesn't work as above.

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In reply to Marla2008, Mar 1, 2012

Marla2008 wrote:

Auto Reflecta, Tomioka manufacture, Planar optical formula...

sounds like it might be a piece of junk!

This is Greek to me but I'm sure you'll know what to think !

Marla, why didn't you consult us first!

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Re: 2 new lenses arrived today, ugh, MF is tough on the beginner ;)
In reply to AllBrands, Mar 2, 2012

AllBrands wrote:

453C wrote:

Are you using a magnified view while MFing? I find it's a big help.

So you're saying that magnified view is a big MF'ing help?

Yes, I am.
When MFing, I almost always prefer a good view of what I'm Fing on.
Don't you?
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