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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 8:12PM
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.

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conrad e2
10 10.9k 116
21 May 2013 8:16PM
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 e2
10 10.9k 116
21 May 2013 8:27PM
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 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 8:38PM
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
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 May 2013 8:39PM
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=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0YYDE1HVMNZXBD50E1SA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=358549207&pf_rd_i=468294#productDescription

It would be interesting to see what there like attached to the Olympus 45mm and new Sigma 60mm.
conrad e2
10 10.9k 116
21 May 2013 8:43PM

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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 May 2013 8:52PM
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.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
21 May 2013 8:53PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 May 2013 8:57PM
See my above post Denny.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
21 May 2013 8:59PM
Here's that link again.

Yes Paul, thanks.Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 May 2013 9:35PM
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.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
21 May 2013 9:44PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 May 2013 11:48PM
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 e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
22 May 2013 12:24AM
Thanks Paul, I'll have a look.
conrad e2
10 10.9k 116
22 May 2013 9:21AM

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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