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Old 21st September 2018
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Re: E-30 and 4 Thirds Lens

Originally Posted by griffljg View Post
I think that I can answer that one. - 4/3 lenses work very well on the E-M1..... Much the same as they worked on my old E-3. But on the E-M1 Mk II..... Wow! They work as if they were designed for that camera. Far better than they worked on the E-3. Very fast and accurate focus. I managed to get some surprisingly good photos of WWI and WWII aircraft in flight using the old 4/3 Sigma 50-500mm (BIGMA) lens, which I see that you also have. Unfortunately the aperture on that lens failed earlier this year and it cannot be repaired. I replaced it with the micro 4/3 Pana/Leica 100-400mm lens. That's the beauty of being able to support both systems.
I don't have the bigma but was on the wish list for a while. I might take the jump to mk ii to see how it goes.

Thanks for all the advice.

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Old 21st September 2018
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Re: E-30 and 4 Thirds Lens

Originally Posted by gingram View Post
I don't have the bigma but was on the wish list for a while. I might take the jump to mk ii to see how it goes.
I must be getting older quicker than I thought. My eyes aren't all that good. I could have sworn that you had a BIGMA.

More seriously, if you have a good variety of 4/3 lenses, the E-M1 Mk II with an MMF-3 adaptor is the way to go........ Provided you can argue the cost to the controller of your finances. In my case that is me, myself, I.

Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus XZ-2 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH
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Re: E-30 and 4 Thirds Lens

My opinion is basically as above.

I first used it with the MMF3 and the 50mm macro - which was absolutely fine. The only reason I have stopped is that i now have the u4/3 60mm which supports focus stacking on the EM1 MkII

I've used it with the 7-14 and that is fine - I will probably replace that with the the u4/3 version at some time because of weight - not because of image quality.

I have mainly used it with the bigma (but I am thinking of getting rid of mine - it's underused and seems to be getting stiff in moving).

As I got the 12-100 many of my other lenses in that range e.g. 11-22,14-54 are now gathering dust I should think of offering them for sale some time

My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

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