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

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 23,949

mgibbs wrote:

tedolf 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.

that is huge!

Also, you are forgetting about low light nature/theater work.

U 4/3 has nothing for that.

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?

That is not the point.

If it is just as good, and it saved you $400.00 that is a big deal.

Also, some of us like the look legacy lenses give.


Agreed - the whole point of my including the first w pics in the parent post was to show that, if not as good as the native lens analogues, the quality of my legacy lenses certainly justifies putting off the purchase of the more expensive native lenses at least for some time.

tedolph gets me. does that make me a ZIT? (zombie in training)

As a dedicated MF user, (or just plain MFer as Timmy would say) you are hereby granted the exaulted status of Brain Dead Tedolph Zombie(tm).


Supreme Commander of the Brain Dead Tedolph Zombies.

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