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Toy lenses aside, could this be the cheapest M4/3 lens.
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That is a good price Paul.
Saw that Sigma being discussed 'elsewhere'. It seems to be well thought of, quality wise. But the focal length (= 60mm on FF) is a bit hum-ho, isn't it? It's covered by the standard zoom and will only be about a stop faster.
Anyway, I have been sufficiently impressed with the OM-D's video quality (very much better than the Pen's) to get it some presents! I've ordered the mic adaptor and a 5-metre extension cable so that I can set the mic well away from the camera when recording live music etc.
Quote: Saw that Sigma being discussed 'elsewhere'. It seems to be well thought of, quality wise. But the focal length (= 60mm on FF) is a bit hum-ho, isn't it? It's covered by the standard zoom and will only be about a stop faster
Back in the eighties just about every 35mm slr was fitted with a 50mm, 60mm comes pretty close.
Quote: Back in the eighties just about every 35mm slr was fitted with a 50mm
I know Paul - and the 50mm was about the most useless lens in the bag. Lol!
When I had my Canon A-1 film SLR, I had 28, 50 and 70-210mm lenses. The 50mm was used for about 5% of my photos (if that!) with the rest split evenly between the other two.
Lol I think my fifty was about the most used
My fav lens on the E510 was the Olympus 35mm f3.5 macro. 70mm on FF, but for some reason, and I don't know why, I really liked that lens and the focal length, cheap also.
A 35mm (FF) lens certainly used to be considered a 'holiday' lens in the olden days of film, i.e. the lens you would take with you on vacation even if you took no other. But on 4/3 I would find it both too long and too short!
I`d have thought of it being between 35 and 40mm CB, the sort you would find on most point and shoots of the era.
Most kit lenses sold on camera`s today zoom up to 70/80mm.
I agree Paul, my Canon AF35M compact had a 38mm lens and this was typical. However for SLRs, 35mm was regarded as a good all-rounder. I never actually owned one, regrettably.
Quote: I agree Paul, my Canon AF35M compact had a 38mm lens and this was typical
Lol I think I might have the camera that replaced that one
The AF35ML perhaps? That actually had a 40mm lens and a different AF system.
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That`s the one, actually yours replaced it
Lol I`ve even got a Canon AS-6 Aqua Snappy with accessory base and finder somewhere, fancy a cheap finder for your epl2
Sorry Paul, AF35M definitely came before AF35ML. It was one of the two first AF cameras on the market, the other being a Konica.I bought mine at Walters World cameras in Holborn. There's a Wiki article on it which confirms it was the first.
I liked the AF35M because it had IR AF. The AF35ML had passive contrast AF, which was not as effective, but a faster lens... f1.9 rather than f2.8.
Quote: fancy a cheap finder for your epl2
E-PL2 has departed from my life!
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