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My New toy, MMF-3

Disparate images I know, but these were shot with the M5 Mkii + SWD 12-60mm F2.8 using the MMF-3 lens converter.
The MMF-3 cost a mere 175.00AUD, whereas the 12-40mm F2.8 pro costs around 1200.00AUD.
Since focusing more on birds lately I seldom shoot wide angle, so I think I've done good.
Here are some results from today's windy meanderings with the SWD 12-60.


1/1000, f/4.0, ISO1000 to freeze the acorn


1/160, f/9.0, ISO 1000


1/1600, f/9.0, ISO 800 > > > 1/200, f/3.1, ISO 200
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

Nice images Mark. The SWD lenses don't work as well on the non PD-AF models although the 12-60 seems to manage it OK. I don't know who would charge you $1200 for the 12-40 F2.8 lens because it should be found around the $700 to $800 mark & about $1300 to $1500 for the 12-100 F4 lens
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

The 12-60 works OK on my E-M5 Mk1 but it does hunt a bit before finally gaining focus. So it's not much use for grab shots but for static subjects it's useable. The 50-200 is best used with manual focus I think, unless you have more patience than me .
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

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Nice images Mark. The SWD lenses don't work as well on the non PD-AF models although the 12-60 seems to manage it OK. I don't know who would charge you $1200 for the 12-40 F2.8 lens because it should be found around the $700 to $800 mark & about $1300 to $1500 for the 12-100 F4 lens
Thanks Ross. I took the RRP price of the 12-40 pro as quoted on Olympus' own website. I know that it can be bought for less.
Regarding the SWD 12-60, it focused fast and accurately on my CD-AF all day. I am most impressed.
As for the rest of my 4/3rds lenses, SWD 50-200 and a few kits, their FLs are adequately covered by the 40-150 F2.8 pro;
there would be nothing gained by using them. And if I need faster than F2.8, then I have my beloved XZ-2 with its ultra brite F1.8 glass.
That little gem does night photography proud, mate!
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

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The 12-60 works OK on my E-M5 Mk1 but it does hunt a bit before finally gaining focus. So it's not much use for grab shots but for static subjects it's useable. The 50-200 is best used with manual focus I think, unless you have more patience than me .
Hi Otto, we cross posted so I've only just read your reply.
I have tried the SWD 50-200 on the M5Mkii, as you say, it is much slower than the SWD 12-60 and needs manual focussing.
In fact, the 50-200never lived up to Olympus' fake claim of being the fastest focusing lens on the market when mounted on an E-3.
It was always woefully slow and often hunted for the target that vanished before it could be acquired. Nice glass for landscapes nonetheless.
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

Yes, it wasn't brilliant on the E-620 I had before the E-M5. Maybe when E-M1 Mk2s come down a bit in price I'll take the plunge, I always liked the 12-60 - the 12-40 just seems too short, and while the 12-50 gives remarkably good results when used with DxO it's just a bit too slow to be ideal.
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

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Thanks Ross. I took the RRP price of the 12-40 pro as quoted on Olympus' own website. I know that it can be bought for less.
Regarding the SWD 12-60, it focused fast and accurately on my CD-AF all day. I am most impressed.
As for the rest of my 4/3rds lenses, SWD 50-200 and a few kits, their FLs are adequately covered by the 40-150 F2.8 pro;
there would be nothing gained by using them. And if I need faster than F2.8, then I have my beloved XZ-2 with its ultra brite F1.8 glass.
That little gem does night photography proud, mate!
I had to look it up for myself. I don't think that lens ever sold for that amount, but I notice one keen seller says the RRP was $999.00 & selling it for $849.00. That's a bit steep when most sell it for under $800, but the 15% off sales have ended now too though. I looked up what I paid & it was $678 (Boxing Day Sale 2017).
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

I must say that the 12-60 SWD works beautifully on the E-M1 Mk II. That is why I had no hesitation in lending my old E-M1 with 12-40mm F/2.8 PRO to a friend, who has an E-M10 Mk II to take down to Tasmania's dampness. - If things go wrong with the 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO, I can always return to the 12-60mm SWD through the MMF-3 adaptor.
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I had to look it up for myself. I don't think that lens ever sold for that amount, but I notice one keen seller says the RRP was $999.00 & selling it for $849.00. That's a bit steep when most sell it for under $800, but the 15% off sales have ended now too though. I looked up what I paid & it was $678 (Boxing Day Sale 2017).
As I have posted elsewhere, the Australian prices on both the 12-40 f/2.8 PRO and the 12-100 f/4 IS PRO are still quite keen. - DigiDirect has the 12-40 f/2.8 PRO at $748.00 in Brisbane at present: https://www.digidirect.com.au/camera...m_f28_pro_lens

The 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO is available at $1,409.00: https://www.digidirect.com.au/camera...f4_is_pro_lens
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. an E-M10 Mk II to take down to Tasmania's dampness.
Hobart has the lowest annual rainfall of any capital city in Oz. It has a low humidity climate,(unlike lens moulding FNQ and Brissy! )
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

One of my favourite lenses the 12-60 SWD.
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

I'm bet you used it a lot on your iconic walks, Huw. 12-60 is perfect for hiking and bushwalking.
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I'm bet you used it a lot on your iconic walks, Huw. 12-60 is perfect for hiking and bushwalking.
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Re: My New toy, MMF-3

I’ve not yet upgraded from my 12-60 as it’s so good, and as others have said, the 12-40 is too short, and the 12-100 is slower.
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I’ve not yet upgraded from my 12-60 as it’s so good, and as others have said, the 12-40 is too short, and the 12-100 is slower.
My local camclub meeting tonight is a walkabout photo tour. We are asked to use a 18-55mm lens (I'm sure that means Canikoners).
I'll use either the 12-40mm F2.8 pro, or the 12-60mm SWD, which is so good as you say, Cindy..
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