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This old sigma 24mm is a good buy.
From memory reviews claimed it to be one of the best 24mm at the time, this also has close focusing.
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Found another lens, and the correct m42 adapter, this is the Pentacon 30mm, f/3.5 with the "close-up" adapter:
This is it with the correct adapter (that focuses to infinity)
I thought the post was about telephoto lenses?
Talking of close-ups Josh, I'm begiining to get my sigma 180mm f5.6 APO Macro working via the Kipon adapter. I've never worked with such a razor-thin depth of field, I need to use the monopod + use the single fn2 tap to get 10x magnified EVF to stand any chance of accurate focus. (I also seem to be getting better results if I set the IS1 focal length to 350mm rather than 180mm).
This lens probably aught to be retained for tripod use only, but its fun to push the limits a bit
A white butterfly's eye from inside a web in which it was wrapped (the spider is just a faint blur in the background so I just cropped in tight)
and a lucky shot of a Bumble Bee leaving a Penstemon (a bit of distance does help with this lens)
I have been thinking about a 200 or 300mm legacy lens for a while now. Apart from Ebay, where are the best places to source legacy telephoto lenses from?
I wouldn`t want to go beyond 200mm using legacy, unless its a compact mirror lens.
I tried the Tamron 500mm mirror. It's really hard to hand hold but does feel quite well balanced on the OM-D
Tokina have a couple of mirrors out or on the way.
It even includes a depth of field scale
Although I`ve replaced a couple of my legacy lenses with digital equivalents ie a 19mm sigma and a 45mm M, I might still keep my 50`s and 19mm for messing about with video.
Have any of you seen this, shot using the OM-D, should be right up Pete`s street for strangeness
Quote: I have been thinking about a 200 or 300mm legacy lens for a while now. Apart from Ebay, where are the best places to source legacy telephoto lenses from?
I use Mifsuds for all my legacy lens purchases
ffordes also provide a good service I believe?
Just a few
Thanks for the suggestions on dealers so far. If anyone has any other recommendations, then please post them up.
I have my eye on a couple of Canon 200mm f4 fd mount lenses, so I will give it some thought over the next day or two. Very tempted though!
Temptation got the better of me, and I have a 200mm f4 fd on route from Ffordes. Hopefully be here before the weekend so I can give it a good try out.
Where do people buy their adaptors from?
I use Fotodiox via Amazon.
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