Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: Really?

Guy Parsons wrote:

Anders W wrote:

marike6 wrote:

So the OP has stated clearly that he's not an advanced photographer, and you are going to suggest MF lenses that don't use the Multi-Segment (or ESP) metering of m43 cameras?

What are you talking about? Of course ESP metering can be used regardless of which kind of lens you use.

That needs checking out, somewhere in the dim parts of my brain (there's many) I seem to remember that "foreign" lenses revert to centre weighted metering. Not an issue for me so never tested to see if true.

Just took the trouble of checking by putting the Samyang 7.5/3.5 FE on my E-M5. Since the camera is now aware that an unknown lens is mounted, without electrical connection to the body, it should prevent me from choosing ESP if that mode wouldn't work. But I can select it without trouble.

Also, I searched the manual for "ESP" as well as "center weighted" and couldn't find any mention that the camera can't use ESP when an electrical connection to the lens is missing.

Finally, I am hard pressed to understand why the camera should not be able to use ESP unless it knows the identity of the lens.

But I am in a position to really check this only as far as the E-M5 is concerned. Possibly, earlier models had some restriction that I am unaware of. Let me know if you can dig something out about that.

Happy to be corrected if my memories are wrong.

Regards.... Guy

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