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Re: 3rd party lenses

I'm not m4/3, but I use several old and wonderful m42 mount lenses on my e520 with an adapter.

My favourite is a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 85mm lens...m42 mount, converted from Contax...made in 1949 and produces simply stunning results when I get it right...this is SOOC, with absolutely no editing. As this was my first attempt at using this lens, I was delighted with the result.

It's a real pleasure to use, and I'm SO glad that I was able to stop my friend selling it for a tenner as part of a job lot at a car boot sale after finding his dad's old camera gear in his attic!

Weird coincidence, but I approached a camera shop in Manchester with a view to getting it looked over and serviced...I've since discovered that the guy who responded is the guy who originally owned it!

I also have a CJZ Sonnar 135mm lens which is pretty good, and a delightful little Steinheil Munchen Cassar S 50mm lens which is as sharp as a pin and an absolute pleasure to use...and so very tiny!

I really love using these MF lenses, and it's SO easy with Olympus!

My flickr photostream....

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