Diacyclops81

Joined on Aug 11, 2012

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  • You're right, the PenFT image AREA is half that of the 35mm FF. What was I thinking? For me, of course, the natural usage is on my m4/3, because those are my best camera bodies I suppose. The ...
  • I think K. Tuck might have used some of the longer focal length Pens on FF also. I don't have FF digital, so can't try my collection on that sensor size. Nonetheless, the natural fit of course is ...
  • Created discussion thread Idle musings on MF 24/25mm
    Got an EZuiko 25 f4 for my old film PenFT, and naturally had to try it on the EM5ii. A very nice little lens, substantially smaller than a 24/25 from a FF SLR when including the adapter. Idle ...
  • Had a 35 1.4, almost never used it wide open. 40 yrs later I got an OC 35 f2.0, which I really like, although it may not be quite as sharp as my concave Canon or old Leica Summaron. Nevertheless ...
  • You might place a wanted to buy ad on DPR, but I buy pretty much problem free on the Bay. Prior to bidding send seller a specific set of questions concerning the mechanical and optical conditions, ...
  • 1) Others know...but yes, having body and lens communicate so that IBIS sets automatically for whatever focal length you happen to zoom at is important. I imagine the Pany works with the Oly body, ...
  • 1) Will the IBIS on an Oly automatically set the focal length for a Pana zoom? 2) Is that trade value on the 12-40 Oly 2.8 sorta low compared to selling it...say here on dpr?  Did you keep the UWA ...
  • I am in a similar situation, tremors getting noticeable, especially attempting to handhold a telephoto. I got the EM5ii a couple years ago and have been very pleased with it. I also got a PenF ...
  • Created question thread Source for Nikkor Screw?
    Got a pre-Ai Nikkor P 105 f2.5 recently, with decent glass but a wiggly lens barrel. Removed the black scalloped focus ring and ahead of the helicoid discovered the problem. There are 3 flathead ...
  • If traveling light and I am simply doing snapshots, it's the el cheapo auto focus kit lenses on the Oly m43s. Then, for adapted oldies I go for a brand theme...like old Nikkors one time, Contax ...
  • Replied in Gato posing
    Ok, a cat pic. This is the look on Gatos face when he realizes the dog is coming out. Again, 100mm f3.5 Zuiko for PenFT, f5.6 or 4.
  • Replied in peggles posing
    Sorta like a cat pic, but a dog pic. EM5ii with G Zuiko 100mm f3.5, for the old Pen FT. At 5.6. Nothing special, about a 50% crop. A tidy lens, pretty sharp, but copies are often plagued with ...
  • Simple, get an IKEA LED reading lamp for ~10$. It is handy for reading and around the workbench. Set the lens in an aluminum foil encasement open to top, place the LED light a couple inches above ...
  • Em-1 with Nikkor O 35mm f2.0, at f5.6 I think, Oleander flower. Cropped.
  • Depends on which camera body you are using it on. For m4/3 and prob for aps, ditch both of those options...for inexpensive the Oly Zuiko Auto-S 38mm f1.8, or for $3-400, the 42 f1.2.  In-between ...
  • Replied in Around the yard
    Two pics, both with E-M1, b&w with the old pen 40mm f1.4, then the Magnolia flower with a Contax G 35 f2.0.
  • I am with you on not wanting to lose the lens cap. Happen to have the 2.8 Summaron from antiquity, and I use a step-up ring then a $3.95 generic lens cap....the step-up ring is a mini lens hood ...
  • So what I found was that even if peaking is assigned a button, not necessarily on,  then the frame rate is grayed out.  Interesting.  I don't use peaking with auto focus so no need to have it ...
  • Thanks for the tip. However, focus peaking not on, and frame rate grayed out. Might try resetting back to all default settings and see what happens. A moment or two pass. Well, that did it, no ...
  • I hadn't considered doing that, but when I pulled up the menu, and went to display, I found the frame rate to be grayed out so that it could not be changed from the normal setting. Since this ...
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