Diacyclops81

Joined on Aug 11, 2012

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  • Replied in Lens test
    Recently I got an EC14 that was stuck behind a 14-45 on an old evolt at a pawn shop. Surprisingly well cared for package, cleaned lens surfaces, then put it behind the 50 just to see if it worked. ...
  • Replied in Lens test
    Should have noted it’s the 50 f2 macro for four thirds, with the 1.4 teleconverter. Seem to work together well enough.
  • Replied in Lens test
    Trying an old lens to see if worked.
  • Replied in Most of the time
    a. Because the EM5ii felt much better in my hands with the battery grip b. Although not needed with the EM1, because it has a good grip to begin with, but to add battery life. Not at all concerned ...
  • Got one from one of the well known, U.S., used camera shops. Had short term, 180 day warranty. Well over a year passed. The rear wheel issue started to occur. Sent it to Olympus repair, after ...
  • I was especially interested to learn whether old coatings, single coatings mainly from the 60’s say, were especially susceptible to damage from any particular cleaning fluid “type”...and to avoid ...
  • Created discussion thread Safest lens cleaner for old lens
    I have my own protocol for cleaning lenses, but as the thread about the inherited Leica lenses suggested: for quality glass perhaps cleaning is best done by a pro.  Well, I am not likely to do ...
  • I have way too many legacy lenses, and I actually haven’t used the Minolta 50 f2 in a while...so, it being rainy and nothing good on TV, dug it out and compared it to several other 50ish lenses. ...
  • Got one, it’s very nice. Compared it to several macros of similar focal length during cool wet weather idle time and it held its own, especially stopped down to 4 or 5.6.
  • Expect recommendations for the Minolta MD 50 f2. Inexpensive, small, pretty good.
  • That’s interesting to know. Certainly would like to use my 200mm on my Olympus cameras. I see on the Metabones website that focus accuracy is only acceptable with late model cameras. Which, I take ...
  • Have the lens, and a 1.4x extender...which introduces zip for image degradation. Use it on an old Rebel. Produces superb images on the APSc sensor. Don’t have a smart EF to m43 adapter, so I don’t ...
  • Get an inexpensive Konica adapter and try them; no one else can determine whether you will like them. Two things are worth mentioning, neither are about CA or resolution or the price of tea. ...
  • To re-focus this discussion, the question is actually specific: what has been someone’s experience with the NEX7 and PenFT lenses, in particular the wides. Not whether the lenses are ok with m4/3, ...
  • Created discussion thread Pen FT lenses on Sony NEX7 or A6000
    I apologize for being too lazy to google this to death, but I wonder whether anyone has experience with the NEX7 and with PenFT lenses. I never had the NEX7, going from a 5N to the A6000, but as I ...
  • Sorry, but no. The Olympus.dementix.org site under the Hardware section shows exploded views of many of the FT lenses, but I think not the 38 2.8s or the macro. The macro does get good reviews but ...
  • Replied in Hmm...
    Could you refer me to examples where a damaged lens coating would have this effect? The front lens coating has a couple discolored spots, almost unnoticeable, but is so clear on penlight ...
  • There are expolded views of the PenFT lenses on a couple sites, but the clearest lens diagrams are on klassik-cameras.de/Olympus_PenF_lenses.html here’s a screen shot of the 38mm f1.8 diagram....
  • That was exactly what I thought, and a marred screw on the rear mount showed that it had been opened some time in the past. So...it only requires that the lens retaining ring around that rear ...
  • Since we are talking PenFT lenses...I agree with observations made here about the 40mm f1.4, and I also like the 38mm version. But I have a 38 that differs from my other 3 copies in a big way. All ...
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