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Legacy Lenses Discuss the use of older lenses, using adapters, from the Olympus OM system, Leica M and R-series, and the millions of others too.

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Older Olympus lenses

I have recently bought a 50mm f1.8 OM lens for 20-00 it's in pristine condition, and I've taken a few shots with it, the results are very good, for 20-00 I don't think I could have bought a Digital lens, and it does force me to use manual mode so it stretches your mind a bit more.......
and I have just bought a cracking 200mm f4 Om lens in prime condition for 30, and I'll be trying this out as well.

Yes I would like a 70-300, or a 50-200 digital lens, but when your pockets are shallow as mine are at the moment, the OM lenses give you a chance to experiment at a fraction of the cost.

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Re: Older Olympus lenses

I agree Peter, you don't have to break the bank to enjoy your hobby. Can I also recommend the 28mm, I have one of theses its a fantastic little lens
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Re: Older Olympus lenses

I use the 50 1.8, 28 2.8 and 100 2.8 on my e-pl1, all 3 are fantastic lenses, quite able to give my more modern and expensive lenses a run for the money.

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Re: Older Olympus lenses



Interesting article on older OM lenses here: http://www.biofos.com/cornucop/omz_e1.html


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Re: Older Olympus lenses

Try a Rokkor 45mm, it'll really open your eyes!
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Re: Older Olympus lenses

Just picked up my 200mm lens, and the guy was selling a 28mm!! so grabbed another bargain for under 20......and from what i've seen of the shots i've taken it is indeed a cracking lens.. one happy bunny at the mo, all I need now is a lotto win (well a few grand wouldn't go amiss) then it would be one or two new digital lenses as well. Off today out with the dog camera firmly in hand.....
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Re: Older Olympus lenses

just clicked on the link to the website suggested, and it's the one i found which prompted me to look for some older lenses...

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Re: Older Olympus lenses

Some of those old OM lenses have very high contrast.

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Re: Older Olympus lenses

I use the 300mm f4.5 and the 24mm f2.8 on my EPL5. But then, I am so old that I have only just stopped using my Trip 35. And the Minox 35GT.
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