Diacyclops81

Joined on Aug 11, 2012

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  • 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 ...
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    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 ...
  • Stick with the teles, inexpensive and very good resolution equal to comparable old FF lenses. Expect to see a little purple fringing on almost any legacy tele unless you go to the L canons, ED ...
  • Found this cherub sitting on the grill. Mamiya 645 80mm at f5.6 on an m43 body.
  • As noted on the thread about the best legacy macro...this is using a "worst" one.  E-M1 with Yashica ML 55 f2.8.  Shot at f5.6 because it was windy and the flower was thrashing around. Nothing ...
  • Lol. Yes you do. Cheap and really good for flowers on FF? Your favorite normal 50-55 lens...get an extension tube...or for one with a helicoid find one of those Vivitar macrofocusing ...
  • You are correct, there's a trove of very competent macros to choose from, and most are very reasonably priced. In fact the differences are somewhat minor compared to your preference for how a ...
  • Happened across an EM-1 in pretty good condition. Is there any way to estimate when it was manufactured by the serial number? If someone has an old one or a known newer one....what are the serial ...
  • As perhaps the least expensive Oly with in-camera focus bracketing, this has piqued my interest. Please reply if you have used this feature with your em10 mark ii.......And which lenses you have ...
  • As you say, snapping a pic spontaneously as the occasion arises could, and often is done with a cell phone. But looking at the image at its original size shows why a cell phone probably wouldn't ...
  • A definite reason to consider the PenF is its monochrome performance. Really liked your results...could you say which presets or adjustments you used on the monochromes you posted??
  • I have three versions of it, check a Rokkor lens site to see differences in appearance. The last version has a Macro setting (call it the Leica version), but there is one just before that which ...
  • Lordy, I have most of those...but two that go into the "other" category which are excellent on apsc, even m4/3, are the Topcor RE Auto lenses and the Oly PenF half-frame lenses. Right now I am on a ...
  • At that focal length there are many, although you might have to go $125....Non-Ai Nikkor 105 f2.5 is the classic, with well deserved reputation. For a small lens, the Olympus 100 f2.8  for the old ...
  • Cost is relative to your own resources. KEH usually grades their stuff pretty well. When you get the lens examine it carefully, including using an LED point source like your cell phone ...
  • Thanks for responses. Shipping it back, primarily because the seller didn't disclose the separation in the listing or in reply to messages. No issues other than that, a responsible seller it turns ...
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