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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315338 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2012 - 9:29 PM

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

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 11 Aug 2012 - 9:29 PM
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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4602 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 - 11:01 AM

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)
p8120144--custom-.jpg

Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41207 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 12:40 PM

I thought the post was about telephoto lenses?

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 2:02 PM

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

Last Modified By brian1208 at 12 Aug 2012 - 2:03 PM
srh
srh  1033 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 10:41 AM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315338 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 3:24 PM

I wouldn`t want to go beyond 200mm using legacy, unless its a compact mirror lens.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 3:30 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315338 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 3:38 PM

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

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315338 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 3:48 PM

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
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM


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?

Last Modified By brian1208 at 13 Aug 2012 - 4:48 PM
srh
srh  1033 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 10:15 AM

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
srh  1033 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 9:32 PM

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.

jamescoates
16 Aug 2012 - 3:13 PM

Where do people buy their adaptors from?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315338 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 3:14 PM

I use Fotodiox via Amazon.

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