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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 ) , 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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I tend to stay clear of cheap Chinese adapters, I find Fotodiox and Cameraquest good.
Here's another OM lens, the Olympus 180 f/2.8: apparently quite rare...
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
Here's the Canon 200mm f4 fd that I ended up getting:-
I then went and found its big brother!!
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 )
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 !
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.
Hope your going to be reviewing the Tokina 300mm Pete
I`m not 100% sure but I thought there was a 400mm on the way as well.
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)
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
That's very good Brian................. FF equiv 800mm, handheld and cropped too!
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