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Rocknroll59 29th June 2011 03:52 PM

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.


Crippledsandwich 29th June 2011 09:52 PM

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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

Nick Temple-Fry 30th June 2011 12:16 AM

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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.


DJMC 30th June 2011 11:49 AM

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


Alan Clogwyn 30th June 2011 05:27 PM

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Try a Rokkor 45mm, it'll really open your eyes!

Rocknroll59 3rd July 2011 07:58 AM

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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.....

Rocknroll59 3rd July 2011 08:00 AM

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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...



Harold Gough 22nd October 2014 12:39 PM

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Some of those old OM lenses have very high contrast.


insider 26th October 2014 01:36 PM

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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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