My Rokinon antidote for Oly 75mmF1.8 lens lust

Started Aug 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
Kim Letkeman
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Re: 60 - 75 - 85 - 135!

SnapHappy32 wrote:

Hi guys - I paired my OMD with an old Schneider (Rollei-mount) 135 mm f. 3.5.

Although not terribly sharp it's small, light, discrete and a joy to focus.

Great fun used for non-critical images.

The lens and adapter could be had for 50-60 USD.

A joy to focus ... you must be using the line art pseudo focus peaking trick?

I use the Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro on my EPM2 and it is incredibly sharp when perfectly focused. In good light, the line art focus peaking trick works great, but in poor light the combination of poor contrast and very slow shutter speeds conspires against it. In such a case, the inexpensive Sigma 60mm 2.8 ART would be the far better choice.

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