Home
SearchSearch MemberlistMemberlist RegisterRegister ProfileProfile Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages Log inLog in

Olympus E 4/3's system and manual focus lenses
View previous topic :: View next topic  


PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amoebahydra wrote:
Carl Zeiss Tessa 50/2.8 for Zeiss Ikon Contarex mounted on Olympus E330 4/3 body...




PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contarex on DSLR... now that looks cool! Wish it was possible on EOS.
I rate the Contarex lenses as the most beautiful aesthetically.


PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Contarex on DSLR... now that looks cool! Wish it was possible on EOS.
I rate the Contarex lenses as the most beautiful aesthetically.


Lots of Contarex lenses to use with my Olympus E330...



PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked That is a lot! Congrats! Thank you for sharing this information!


PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im new at this forum and did using E series Smile


PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought last week 3 lenses on ebay, u can see that lenses on my signature, I really like these lenses. especially 50mm macro is great. I took many photos, bees flowers. so sharp and great photos I have. you know these are manual lenses. I like focusing, however it seems hard to focus.
I will share new photos soon..


PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome ! This macro is one of the best 50mm lens what I ever try, congrats!


PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Dandellion In New E series Pen Reply with quote

Folks,


1. where can i get that dandellion adapter?
2. is it possible to had m4/3 with it (dandellion)?
3. Just considering to add 2nd body (E30 Vs EOS 50D) untill someone said that pen olympus was the great body with manual lens Wink

Thanks


PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for m4/3 don't need chip on adapters, focusing deadly accurate with 10x built in magnification.


PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
for m4/3 don't need chip on adapters, focusing deadly accurate with 10x built in magnification.


So i can just put all my om lens in m4/3 without the same adapter that i use in my e520? Rolling Eyes

amazing if it so


PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: m4/3 adaptors Reply with quote

Declan
The two body types of 4/3 require different adaptor types!!!!

Verify before you buy as confusion exists in the Chinese bucket shops, RJ may be the best even if more expensive, as they helped pioneer 4/3 adaptors?

Atilla just meant that a chip (which can be transferred from one body type to another) which lights the confirmation of focus light, is not necessary on the m4/3 body types as they can magnify live view focus.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: m4/3 adaptors Reply with quote

pat donnelly wrote:
Declan
The two body types of 4/3 require different adaptor types!!!!

Verify before you buy as confusion exists in the Chinese bucket shops, RJ may be the best even if more expensive, as they helped pioneer 4/3 adaptors?

Atilla just meant that a chip (which can be transferred from one body type to another) which lights the confirmation of focus light, is not necessary on the m4/3 body types as they can magnify live view focus.


yes of course sir, sorry for the mis interpretation


PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem!

Confusion exists and I did not want you to suffer the consequences of their errors.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an E420 and until recently knew nothing about any difference of adapter sizes. I read somewhere that the AF chip makes little difference to outcome of your photos.

So, I bought a "OM to 4/3" (non-AF focus type) generic adapter and also bought a few lenses..

This pic, I shot on 'manual' using nothing but 'through the lens' metering and manual focus..

(KIRON 80-200MM f/4.5 on Olympus E420 body)

"Cal, in the snow.."


I may be failing on many levels (I am just a keen amateur), but I am personally pleased with the photos that I make for myself.

I hope this helps a similar keen amateur who is pondering about buying a legacy lens and adapter from somewhere like eBay.

Mike Smile


PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikenco wrote:

This pic, I shot on 'manual' using nothing but 'through the lens' metering and manual focus..

(KIRON 80-200MM f/4.5 on Olympus E420 body)

"Cal, in the snow.."



Mike Smile


NICE ONE! Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: It's not Rocket Science! Reply with quote

But it is not easy either. You took a risk, submitting a picture.

But it paid off! Good one! Now get out there and find out the weaknesses in that lens! They are the interesting bits that will add even more to your pictures.

They are what set your pictures apart from anyone elses, except with identical or better knowledge and equipment. Even, then, we cosole ourselves with our efforts.

The problem I find with a large zoom is weight and bulk? It stops me from bringing the equipment everywhere, so I take the ep 1.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't find the Kiron 80-200 too big to drag around, but agree that some lens are bit large. My Paragon f8 500mm is like a tank barrel. Laughing

The only weakness I have found with these old lens is mostly a failing on my part, which is manual focussing. I'll spend a while getting everything perfect, then fluff up the focussing by a few mm. I am out of practice with manual focussing, but am enjoying getting back to grips with it.

I'm looking forward to better weather when I can get out and find more subjects.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey fellow Olympians!

Does anyone of you use an e620/600 with manual glass? If so, how do you focus? Viewfinder or liveview? If you use the viewfinder, do you use a magnifying eye piece?
I don't get the right focus with the viewfinder!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnify the live view.

Not sure if your cameras OS works the same, but this works on my e420.

Push the live view button to turn on the rear screen. Then push the 'info' repeatedly button until a small green square appears on the screen. Now push the 'ok' button. "7x" should appear in the bottom left and the screen should magnify. move the option dial and it should switch to "10x".

I find this only really useful for manual focusing whilst on a tripod.

I hope it works for you.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what I do at the moment!

I thought a magnifying eyepiece would be an alternative!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen them on ebay. They do look good, but are not cheap as you probably know. I'd be interested too to hear from anyone who has one.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TENPA-1-36x-Magnifier-Eyepiece-OLYMPUS-E-420-E-450-/370536966671?pt=US_Viewfinders_Eyecups&hash=item5645b96a0f#ht_5773wt_958

What stops these falling off?.. I have already lost two standard eye pieces while carrying the camera on the strap over my shoulder.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Olympus E-620 with Vivitar 650-1300mm zoom Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
I have an Olympus E-620 4/3 with Vivitar 650-1300mm zoom. I got an A/F confirm for this lens. One problem I'm having with this lens/camera is that I cannot figure out how to adjust the F-stop. The camera sets it at F-2.8 and I cannot get it to change to anything else. If I put on of the Olympus lenses on I can adjust F-stop to any number I wish. Any ideas?


PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If programmed correctly the Adapter tells the camera the widest aperture! But it has to be programmed for every single lens again!

Anyway, you can't adjust the f-stop as with AF lenses as there is no coupling what so ever between lens and camera!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: m4/3 adaptors Reply with quote

pat donnelly wrote:
Declan
The two body types of 4/3 require different adaptor types!!!!

Verify before you buy as confusion exists in the Chinese bucket shops, RJ may be the best even if more expensive, as they helped pioneer 4/3 adaptors?

Atilla just meant that a chip (which can be transferred from one body type to another) which lights the confirmation of focus light, is not necessary on the m4/3 body types as they can magnify live view focus.



Yes Pat, finally sold my E520 and move to EPL1, also change few fix lens, i see you have Tamron 90/f2.5, i'm just won bidding this lens...so what about this lens?