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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 1:34 PM

Even with the good IS on this camera, you must nevertheless have steady hands, Brian! Well done. Smile

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 2:00 PM

No that steady CB, it is remarkable the difference between IS on and IS off, others in my camera club have had a play at trying to focus with this set-up and they all remarked on just how efficient it appears to be at controlling shake (IS1 set with 500mm FL not 1000mm FL, which I had considered but doesn't seem necessary)

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
16 Feb 2013 - 3:25 PM

Can you recommend a good make for adapters? As I mentioned a few days ago, I have a Minolta AF 500mm reflex in the back of the cupboard, which I'd like to try on the OM-D given the inspiration of Brian's experiments. I spotted an adapter for Minolta A/Sony Alpha to Micro FT on Amazon (by Fotodiox, USA). It had good reviews, but somebody had commented that it didn't fit their OM-D, which makes me a bit doubtful.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 3:49 PM

These are the people I got mine from, very good quality product and fast response

here

It was the second time I had used them, both good experiences

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 7:09 PM


Quote: I spotted an adapter for Minolta A/Sony Alpha to Micro FT on Amazon (by Fotodiox, USA). It had good reviews, but somebody had commented that it didn't fit their OM-D, which makes me a bit doubtful

Have you come across the review were someone claims its a load of crap because they loose autofocus with 4/3 lenses Smile

I have used Fotodiox for all my adapters, all have been very good, there a US manufacturer sop delivery takes a little longer.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014491 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 7:33 PM

This seller has quite a selection of mirror lenses at pretty good prices, fyi.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 8:24 PM

The more I use this little camera the more I'm impressed.

Playing with it + the 500mm mirror before putting it back in its case I got this shot of a bloom from my minature Dendrobium Orchid (each bloom is about 3/4" at the widest point tip to tip and the plant is covered with in excess of 50 blooms, which my wife tells me smell of honey)

Shot hand-held at 1/25th sec close to mimimum focal distance I cropped the bloom out at 3980 pixels wide (so its around 80% of the full image). The IS has enabled me to get an image that, whilst not as good as it would be shooting it more sensibly still amazed me (that its even possible to see what it is Tongue ) don't forget, that's 1/25th sec hand-held with a 500mm lens!

tamron-500-minature-dendrobrium.jpg

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 3:41 AM

Fun little lens Brian Smile

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
17 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM


Quote: Have you come across the review were someone claims its a load of crap because they loose autofocus with 4/3 lenses

No, I haven't seen that one. The review I referred to says that the adapter didn't fit (couldn't be rotated to lock) because of the body shape of the OM-D. Presumably that refers to the slight overhang of the viewfinder "hump" forward above the lens mount.

The review could be nonsense, but I'd like to be sure before buying the item. I went onto the product page on the Fotodiox website but that didn't help - the list of compatible cameras doesn't include the OM-D, but then the only Olympus listed is the PEN E-P1, so I suspect the list is not completely up-to-date.

I've submitted a question through the Tech Support page on the Fotodiox site to ask them to clarify whether or not it's compatible with the OM-D. I'll wait to see what they say.

Last Modified By mdpontin at 17 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 6:13 PM

There`s also a few lensbaby designs that will not attach to the OMD due to the EVF hump, I`d compare the diameter of a M4/3 lens against the diameter of the adapter.

Some of these adapters have tripod mounts built in, I guess some of these could cause problems.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014491 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 4:07 AM

Has anybody mentioned this lens?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 4:25 AM

The 500mm Samyang might be better and its cheaper.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

reviews I have read don't tend to rate either of those two lenses very highly

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 8:55 AM

Denny, I've finally had a quick go at a moon shot, hand-held and a bit misty but here it is

tamron-500-moon-hand-held.jpg

not too bad I think?

I'll try one off the tripod next

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 12:41 PM

Very good Brian. Smile Picks up texture well.

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