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shenstone
29th May 2011, 06:56 PM
A friend who used Olympus Kit professionally for many years is considering a clear out of old bodies, lenses (BOXES of them), Lens Adapters and flash kit.

The lenses interest me most, but having come from Pentax I'm no expert in Olympus specific lenses, but I saw Olympus, Vivitar, Sigma and Tamron

What we discussed is I get an adapter and go up for an afternoon playing with them

So 2 questions
What are the best (and best avoided) of the adapters out there

Which old Olympus fit lenses would you most salivate over

There may well be left overs from this exercise and I already suggested you lot were more appreciative than eBay buyers

Regards
Andy

Wreckdiver
29th May 2011, 07:06 PM
I would be looking for fast lenses around f/1.2 & f1/.4. The OM 50mm f1.2 is a cracker if you should find one in good condition.

Take a look here: Zuiko lenses (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/50mm1.htm)

Steve

Wreckdiver
29th May 2011, 07:13 PM
Some information from Olympus on using legacy lenses with the four thirds adapter and their optimum aperture ranges: http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/dslr_OM_Adapter_Compatibilities.htm

Steve

cinders
29th May 2011, 07:57 PM
Hmmm, I've got the OM 50mm f3.5 macro, so possibly something longer????

Perhaps circulate a list...!

Cindy

shenstone
29th May 2011, 08:29 PM
Perhaps circulate a list...!

Cindy

I may persuade him... but only once i'm finished with them ;)

Regards
Andy

David M
29th May 2011, 08:43 PM
A friend who used Olympus Kit professionally for many years is considering a clear out of old bodies, lenses (BOXES of them), Lens Adapters and flash kit.

The lenses interest me most, but having come from Pentax I'm no expert in Olympus specific lenses, but I saw Olympus, Vivitar, Sigma and Tamron

Which old Olympus fit lenses would you most salivate over

Regards
Andy

The 90mm f2 macro now the 4/3 telephoto macro that was first on the 2003 lens roadmap has been put on indefinite hold.

250mm f2 and/or 180mm f2

or the 800mm f9 and 1200mm f14 :D

Homer Simpson
29th May 2011, 09:13 PM
Some information from Olympus on using legacy lenses with the four thirds adapter and their optimum aperture ranges: http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/dslr_OM_Adapter_Compatibilities.htm

Steve

I've just looked at that list
There is a typo on the macro 50mm F2 - it really is F2 not F2.8 like the list says.(Edit: just re-read that it say "recommended", well they are wrong! it works fine wide open)
I have this lens & its sharp *yes
And on the 4/3rds its now a damn good portrait lens as well.

Even bog standard 50mm f1.8 with some cheapo (7) tubes is fun

An adaptor will cost you about 15 delivered -Amazon is as cheap as E-bay when you take into account P&P

benvendetta
29th May 2011, 09:29 PM
Don't forget guys thgat I have some OM lenses for sale (see For Sale/Wanted) with the two 50mm having 4/3 adapters with them. However, the 300mm f4.5 has now gone to a good home in Scotland.

David M
30th May 2011, 09:42 PM
Some information from Olympus on using legacy lenses with the four thirds adapter and their optimum aperture ranges: http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/dslr_OM_Adapter_Compatibilities.htm

Steve

Rather amusingly the Recommended F-Stop Range for the 350mm f2.8 is f2.8-f11.

In all the years I've owned the lens I don't think it's ever been stopped down past f5.6 on either an OM body or a 4/3 body.

jamie allan
30th May 2011, 09:54 PM
Andy,
Don't know if you've looked at this by John Foster.
http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/omz_e1.html

I went through it and made a list of what legacy lenses I'd consider buying.