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E-M5 and some m43 lenses

E-500/520, OM-4, OM=PC, C2100UZ -stolen
OMZ: 50mm 1.8,, autobellows
200mm f4 -stolen
ZD: Kit lenses
EX-25, 12-60mm, 70-300mm -stolen
Other: hybrid pinhole, macro/tele converter, Aetna Super-Caligon 400mm f6.3 (converted to OM),
Sigma 600mm f8 -stolen

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  • Replied in I would try
    reseating the grip a couple times.  Don't have the E-M1, but on the E-M5 the grip sometimes looses contact and strange things happen, one of which is it powers down if there is no battery in the ...
  • Well, if you haven't used it in over a year, don't see yourself picking it up again and could use the money to put towards something else (40-150/2.8?)  then it's time to sell it. However, if cash ...
  • Easiest I think, would be to start w the grip rather than trying to make the spring pin contacts from scratch... but you got me thinking... could you somehow kitbash an E-3/5 grip to the HLD-6 and ...
  • Replied in What happens
    if you swap those buttons?  Or assign keystone to a different button? Could it be they didn't properly map out the memory for Keystone? (thinking "no one will ever use keystone and x function at ...
  • Not because the repair cost was excessive, but only a few months after it was repaired, it was stolen along w the rest of my 4/3 gear, and insurance didn't even cover the repair cost, let alone ...
  • Replied in When mine failed
    Olympus said they replaced the circuit board, but I think the flexible cable that connects the moving parts of the lens to the circuit board is also a week link.... What mine was doing was starting ...
  • Replied in My heaviest lens
    is the Samyang 100-500mm (OM mount) I've carried that lens mounted to the E-M5 (plus 4/3 adapter, MMF3, horizontal grip) by only the stock camera strap. OK, I was careful w it and most of the time ...
  • Replied in Not in half...
    It's the usual issue of the trim around the front element giving way when twisting off the hood. I think the hood shrinks over time, becoming tighter. While I rarely removed my hood, Once a year or ...
  • Replied in The only issue
    I've had w the grip is occasional communication problems between grip and body.  Loosten, jiggle and tighten back up and it works again. But my E-M5 and assorted lenses have survived assorted ...
  • Replied in Dang!
    I missed the voting :(  sorry guys
  • unless you need the cash for something else. (maybe an E-M1?) And you never know when you'll have to shoot in a monsoon, or beat off a mugger, neither of which are suitable uses for the PENs.  So ...
  • Replied in All in
    Been a bit of an eventful week Got 3 in each, then swapped one out
  • Replied in good point -nt-
  • Yes, it's true in terms of DoF, you'll need a faster aperture on a 4/3 sensor than on a FF sensor, APS being somewhere between. So if your primary interest is shallow DoF, you might opt for some ...
  • Which version of the 14-54 do you have?  The original or the revised model that came out w the E-30?  I ask because the MkII version will focus faster on m43 bodies than the MkI.  The 70-300 was ...
  • -300 or 400mm prime.  fast and light or cheap and sharp (can't have all four) -7mm prime, not a FE -new 4/3 mount body... E-X size outside, E-M1 (or better) guts.  Price it $3-$4 grand.  Very ...
  • A bit of translucent plastic in front of the flash will help w shadows (I've even used a single ply from a napkin or tissue... or a plastic cup)  or bounce off the celling (if it's not too high) a ...
  • Replied in done...nt...
  • Replied in My 2c
    Never had the 510, but did have the 500 and 520 In bright, contrasty light, the 500 might actually do better, and w the longer lens, I'd go w the 510 for stabilization. When you don't need IS (say, ...
  • Replied in Got the X filled
    first time in a while. Reworked and moved one from Comp, added two from last month, and so it's now 3 and 3 for me (and one in originals)
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