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mikehit
mikehit e2 Member 45760 forum postsmikehit vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:12 PM

I think you have just discovered the difference between 'close-up' and 'macro' Grin and with small-sensor cameras there is much less need for true macro lenses because fewer subjects will fit onto the sensor.

Last Modified By mikehit at 21 May 2013 - 8:13 PM
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conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:16 PM

Even with my previous camera, the 20D, I didn't like using a lens under 100mm for this kind of thing, and I suppose with this sensor that feeling would only be stronger, so yes, I understand.

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:27 PM

I have another lens question:

Do only micro four thirds lenses give autofocus on the OM-D? (So every other system, even when used with the right adapter, loses the autofocus when combined with a micro four thirds body? Even four thirds lenses, and Olympus OM lenses?)

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109963 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:38 PM

Conrad, I can't find the page on the Olympus site at the moment but they make 4/3rds to m4/3rds adapters that enable AF using Olympus 4/3rds lenses.

I believe it is a bit slower than the m4/3rds version but does open up a wide range of good quality lenses

I'm sure someone else can provide the details for you

this may help mmf-3

Last Modified By brian1208 at 21 May 2013 - 8:44 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:39 PM

Denny you might find these macro extension rings more useful, and there cheap for what they can do, about 30 quid.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BY0F0P0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d3_i5?pf_rd_m=A...

It would be interesting to see what there like attached to the Olympus 45mm and new Sigma 60mm.

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:43 PM


Quote: Conrad, I can't find the page on the Olympus site at the moment but they make 4/3rds to m4/3rds adapters that enable AF using Olympus 4/3rds lenses.

I believe it is a bit slower than the m4/3rds version but does open up a wide range of good quality lenses

I'm sure someone else can provide the details for you

Thanks, Brian, that could be interesting.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Especially with how much it slows focusing down?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:52 PM

There is very little point in using 4/3 lenses on M4/3, focusing can be very iffy speed wise, its a bit of a lottery, hence me selling my 14-54 f2.8 and 35-100 f2.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 21 May 2013 - 8:56 PM
StrayCat
StrayCat  1014200 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:53 PM

Thanks everyone. Conrad, I believe there are a few contributors to this thread who went from 4/3 to M4/3 with the OM-D. I'm sure they would have kept their favourite lenses.

I have a few ideas kicking around of where I might go with this. I don't want to give up on the 60mm before I thoroughly examine its use. One consideration is the Olympus 14-150mm, which I know CB likes. I like the fact it has a 1.64 foot min focusing distance. Also, I'm almost sold on the Sigma 30mm f2.8. Don't know if anyone looked at the link I posted a couple days ago here, but the author uses that lens quite often. At $150.00 it might be a steal.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 21 May 2013 - 8:56 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:57 PM

See my above post Denny.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014200 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 8:59 PM

Here's that link again.

Yes Paul, thanks.Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 9:35 PM

And the bit about me dropping my 4/3 lenses and why Smile


Quote: Here's that link again

Are you still looking for a wider smaller lens for indoor pictures Denny.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 21 May 2013 - 9:37 PM
StrayCat
StrayCat  1014200 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 9:44 PM

Yes Paul, I am, that's why I've been reading up on that Sigma lens. When I had the E510, I had the Oly 35mm macro, for some reason, that focal length was something I got a lot of use out of. I don't like to have my play money tied up in things I don't use much.Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214381 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2013 - 11:48 PM

You might find the 30mm a little long.

Have a look at the Pany 14mm and old style Sigma 19mm there both nice and cheap, I also noticed that some places on your side of the Atlantic were doing special deals on these Sigma 19 and 30mm, two for the price of one as a set.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014200 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 12:24 AM

Thanks Paul, I'll have a look.

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:21 AM


Quote: There is very little point in using 4/3 lenses on M4/3, focusing can be very iffy speed wise, its a bit of a lottery, hence me selling my 14-54 f2.8 and 35-100 f2.

Ouch, you got rid of a 35-100 2.0? It must be bad, then. Right, I'll keep that in mind, thanks. (Pity, the MFT 35-100 is expensive. Looks like a really nice lens.)

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