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

Started Feb 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dave729 Regular Member • Posts: 197
Re: Are there any serious users of MF lenses on this forum?

I have a M39 adapter for an old Leica 50mm f2 Summicron lens  and one for an OM 50/1.4 lens. Both produce good results, but as others have mentioned, they're generally not worth the effort to me.

If i look at my overall picture-taking, AF is perfectly suitable for 95%.  We all still shot family shots, street grabs, or other photographs for which AF is usually an advantage.  I don't see an IQ advantage with the legacy lenses I have.  So if I'm out to do some serious shooting on my E-M5 and want to manually focus for maximum control, I switch my focus mode  to S-AF+Mf.   That gives me a quick lock on auto, then the view changes to 2x magnification for MF.

I keep trying to get out with the old lenses, but as I said, from MY perspective, I don't see the benefit...

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus PEN-F Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:1.8 +7 more
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