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mikehit
mikehit  56475 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 4:16 PM


Quote: Where do people buy their adaptors from?

I've just bought an ex-display LeicaR-MFT adapter from LCE (I have a few legacy Leica lenses from my Uncle from 28mm to 180mm APO Grin) , but Amazon stock quite a few. It is not so much where to buy them as what make to buy - Novoflex and Rayqual are about the best but they are expensive. Cheaper ones are OK but often you need to twist a shim a little bit to get a tight fit on the mount.
I googled '[lens manufaturer] micro four thirds adapter' and got loads of hits.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315379 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 4:25 PM

I tend to stay clear of cheap Chinese adapters, I find Fotodiox and Cameraquest good.

joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4602 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 - 10:32 PM

Here's another OM lens, the Olympus 180 f/2.8: apparently quite rare...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLYMPUS-Zuiko-Auto-T-180mm-F2-8-Very-RARE-Collectible-...

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315379 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2012 - 1:33 AM

Those 180`s are around, a few weeks ago I was looking at one for 1/3 of that Ebay price.

Just as rare and every bit as good Smile

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vivitar-Series-1-200mm-f3-lens-Konica-AE-fit-adapt-Nex...

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 17 Aug 2012 - 1:36 AM
srh
srh  1033 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 8:50 PM

Here's the Canon 200mm f4 fd that I ended up getting:-

200f4-test-p1080494.jpg

I then went and found its big brother!!

tokina-300f28-test-p1080531-600.jpg

Cheers,

Simon.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110280 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 9:53 PM

I found and old EOS 500 body in my "Grot Bag" the other day and plugged the sigma 180 5.6 macro into it to set the aperture.

I've been playing with it between f8 and f11 and am seeing some much better results with the EM5 than using it wide open and trying to stop down using the Kipon external Iris control.

If I get some good light and willing subjects I may have something reasonable to share soon

(I managed to find a copy of the 200 f4 FD which I used on the Panny G1 I had some time ago - its a magic lens for the sort of money they are going for. 'tother one looks a right monster, I look forward to seeing what you can do with it Smile )

Last Modified By brian1208 at 23 Aug 2012 - 9:56 PM
srh
srh  1033 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 6:48 PM

Had a very brief chance to get out over the weekend with the 300mm lens. I think I'm going to like it. A lot Grin!

sion-hall-270812-p1080649-600.jpg

Cheers,

Simon.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 11:26 PM

I've just taken a photo of the moon with the Tamron 500mm mirror attached to the OM-D. It's much easier with that camera. Screen tilted back so I don't have to have the tripod so high and focus magnified so I could see the craters clearly (who needs a telescope?) and exposure set to manual and adjusted so it looks good on screen. The shot here is cropped by about 4x.

3-moon.jpg

Last Modified By Pete at 28 Aug 2012 - 11:28 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315379 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 12:27 AM

Hope your going to be reviewing the Tokina 300mm Pete

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tokina-300mm-f-6-3-super-telephoto-lens-for-mi...

I`m not 100% sure but I thought there was a 400mm on the way as well.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110280 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 6:08 AM

I've been using my sigma 400 f5.6 APO HSM macro on the EM5 again, this time using the trick of setting the aperture to f8 on my old EOS 500 body.

Its a bit on the heavy side for me to hand-hold but produces nice sharp images and an effective field of view of an 800mm lens, not bad for 299

the IBIS system set to 400mm stabilises the image very well when hand-holding (set to activate on half-press of the shutter button)

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110280 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:04 AM

Here's a shot of one of our many light aircraft on approach to Bournemouth International Airport using the sigma 400 at f8.

Its at some distance away so its the full crop down to around 995 pixels, hand-held

sigma-400-light-aircraft-single-prop.jpg

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139450 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 11:41 AM

That's very good Brian................. FF equiv 800mm, handheld and cropped too! Smile

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