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Re: Manual Focus Glass

I would happily buy a new MF only lens and I have considered some like the Samyang 7.5mm but also a macro lens.

I use MF about 70% of the time anyaway.
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Re: Manual Focus Glass

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I would happily buy a new MF only lens and I have considered some like the Samyang 7.5mm but also a macro lens.

I use MF about 70% of the time anyaway.
I'm waiting for the Kowa Prominar 90mm f/2.5 macro to be launched and some reviews by people I trust and that I believe.
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Re: Manual Focus Glass

Take a look at Laowa lenses. I have the 15mm.

https://www.laowalens.co.uk/laowa-10...ns-sony-e.html

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Re: Manual Focus Glass

I have a Tamron SP 90 f2.5 Macro lens which I think I originally bought for my Pentax MX around 1995, but then changed adaptors a few years later to use it on my then new OM4Ti.

It was a stonking lens then, which now works equally well on 43 as a very fast 180 mm optic.

It's just a shame that Tamron so longer supply the lens adaptors.
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Re: Manual Focus Glass

Nigel, Fotodiox and others make 4/3 and m4/3 Adaptall II adaptors. Having said that, my Tamrons still have an OM mount with an adaptor.
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Nigel, Fotodiox and others make 4/3 and m4/3 Adaptall II adaptors. Having said that, my Tamrons still have an OM mount with an adaptor.
Thank you, that is handy to know.

Presumably they are manual exposure only?

I shall go and have a look.

Edit: I have just found this on The Bay which provides AE confirmation. eBay Link
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Re: Manual Focus Glass

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I have a Tamron SP 90 f2.5 Macro lens which I think I originally bought for my Pentax MX around 1995, but then changed adaptors a few years later to use it on my then new OM4Ti.

It was a stonking lens then, which now works equally well on 43 as a very fast 180 mm optic.

It's just a shame that Tamron so longer supply the lens adaptors.
The lens was widely referred to as "the industry standard" for macro lenses in its day. I still have 2 copies.

I moved, first to Leica-R 60mm macro then to Kiron 105mm to get better resolution but it isn't a huge amount.

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Re: Manual Focus Glass

A good source of adaptors is SRB Photographic - http://srb-photographic.co.uk/ .

In the adaptors page they list one for micro-4/3 body to Tamron lens - I don't know whether it is a straight replacement for the Tamron Adaptall mount, but could be worth a look.

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