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Old 18th February 2009
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Re: In praise of older lenses...

Well Ellie, this playing with older lenses may well be a boy thing but it is fun
I have the same kit as yourself plus the 25mm pancake... outside of that range I will use a 300mm f4 Meyer - big and heavy but gives you that extra aperture and good colour/contrast.
I regularly use a Nikon 85mm f2 as I like the fixed angle of view, it is also an excellent lens for astrophotography.
I have tried a cheap 500mm f8 mirror lens and that is just too difficult to use with a very shallow DoF
If money allows get yourself a Zuiko 50mm f 1.8 and the OM->4/3 adapter ... have a play ... if you enjoy the experience and the images then you will look for other lenses otherwise you can sell them back from where you got them...
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