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What (Old) Telephoto lens?


Paul Morgan 14 16.7k 6 England
11 Aug 2012 9:29PM
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.

http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Sigma-24mm-F2.8-OM-fit_58663.html

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joshwa Plus
4 742 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 11:01AM
Found another lens, and the correct m42 adapter, this is the Pentacon 30mm, f/3.5 with the "close-up" adapter:
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This is it with the correct adapter (that focuses to infinity)
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Sooty_1 4 1.4k 213 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 12:40PM
I thought the post was about telephoto lenses?

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brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 2:02PM
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 Smile

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)

webbed-butterfly-eye-180mm.jpg



and a lucky shot of a Bumble Bee leaving a Penstemon (a bit of distance does help with this lens)

bee-leaving-sig-180-podded.jpg

srh 11 33 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 10:41AM
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?

Cheers,

Simon.
Paul Morgan 14 16.7k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 3:24PM
I wouldn`t want to go beyond 200mm using legacy, unless its a compact mirror lens.
Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
13 Aug 2012 3:30PM
I tried the Tamron 500mm mirror. It's really hard to hand hold but does feel quite well balanced on the OM-D
Paul Morgan 14 16.7k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 3:38PM
Tokina have a couple of mirrors out or on the way.

http://admiringlight.com/blog/new-tokina-300mm-someone-who-gets-it/

It even includes a depth of field scale Smile
Paul Morgan 14 16.7k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 3:48PM
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 Smile

https://vimeo.com/45266093#
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 4:46PM

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?

Cheers,

Simon.



I use Mifsuds for all my legacy lens purchases

ffordes also provide a good service I believe?
Paul Morgan 14 16.7k 6 England
13 Aug 2012 5:16PM
srh 11 33 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 10:15AM
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!

Cheers,

Simon.
srh 11 33 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 9:32PM
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.

Cheers,

Simon.
16 Aug 2012 3:13PM
Where do people buy their adaptors from?
Paul Morgan 14 16.7k 6 England
16 Aug 2012 3:14PM
I use Fotodiox via Amazon.

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