Are there any serious users of MF lenses on this forum?

Started Feb 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP MOD Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 35,671
Re: Not this bunny.

Guy Parsons wrote:

Tom, there's plenty here who use all sorts of legacy lenses.

In my case no. I do have plenty of Nikon and Pentax lenses rolling about from film days but the bother of using them leaves me cold.

No gain at all as an early careful comparison between one of my best Nikon lenses (55/2.8 macro) and an early Olympus 4/3 kit lens (old large 4/3 40-150mm) left me with the impression that the kit lens was as good, maybe a tiny whisker better than the Nikon lens with both at best apertures, so why bother? The 4/3 and M4/3 lenses need to be higher resolution than lenses designed for the 35mm film frame so maybe that makes a difference.

Now with the Olympus 12-40/2.8 on my camera I see no way I'll ever use anything else in that range, in fact I may never take it off my E-PL5 ever again.

Regards..... Guy

Fair comment Guy but then you never proceeded to the simple joys of the GXR with M mount module.  I think MF is more for the fun of it, the challenge, rather than finding the best AF lens in the business. I am sure that there are many great AF lenses out there and the general tenor of this forum is that this is what most members both want and do.

Which puzzles me a bit because if you look up MF lens adapters to M4/3 mount for sale on the web it seems that there is a huge industry there catering for somebody.  Somebody who?  And not a squeak about the emerging focal reducer adapters for M4/3 that reduce the crop factor form 2.0x to 1.4x.

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