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Old 24th March 2019
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Hello to everyone again!

Im Tim and I live in the gorgeous county of Cornwall. I have actually been a member for a long time but drifted away from photography for a good few years so havent really been on these forums for a long time. I recently purchased an E-PL5 but soon after purchased an E-M1 as I preferred the larger size. I have had to compromise a bit on my lens purchases due to a recent operation, so most but not all of my lenses are of the smaller lighter variety. I am hoping to make a few posts when I get the time and I have some interesting & rare legacy lenses to show off some images from.
I am really loving my E-M1 and I think I have finally assembled the right lens collection to suit my needs, although I do suffer from the dreaded G.A.S from time to time!
Best wishes to everyone. Regards Tim
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Welcome back Tim. What lenses have you got for your E-M1 so far?
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It's good to have you back, Tim.
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Yes great to have you back Tim. Looking forward to seeing some lovely shots of your local area soon.
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Thanks for your welcome's much appreciated!
I have already gone through a series of manual focus lenses thinking I would end up keeping quite a few, however I was completely wrong! I realised that the micro four thirds lenses were far superior to most of the legacy lenses I purchased! So this is where I am right now:
Olympus EM-1 ( selling my e-pl5 )
Samyang 7.5mm
Panasonic Leica 15mm F1.7
Olympus 25mm F1.8
Panasonic 30mm F2.8 Macro
Sigma 56mm F1.4
Olympus 12-100 F4 pro
Olympus 75-300mm F4.5-6.7
Olympus 300mm F4Pro Is (Ordered / Hoping the Combo wont be too heavy!)

I tried a number of legacy lenses including Konica 40mm F1.8 / Soligor 200mm F2.8 & Konica 35-100mm F2.8. Only the Konica 35-100 F2.8 had simllar or perhaps even better performance than the native micro four thirds lenses, but sadly wasn't very practical to use. (varifocal / big & heavy! )
I am picking up two more lenses, one is an adapted 50mm F2.0 tilt/shift and the other a Konica 135mm F3.2 ( owned one previously / very sharp ).
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You can probably see already that I still have a G.A.S problem!
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I will try and make a comparison with images of the Olympus 12-100 F4 vs Konica 35-100 F2.8 shot @F4. Its a shame I dont have the Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 as that really would have been a very interesting comparison!
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Hello Tim,

I think most people have cycles in their interests and activities, but often rediscovered pleasures are the most enjoyable.

Look forward to seeing some of your pictures

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Welcome back Tim. Take plenty of photos - some call it shutter therapy.
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Re: Hello Again!

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Thanks for your welcome's much appreciated!
I have already gone through a series of manual focus lenses thinking I would end up keeping quite a few, however I was completely wrong! I realised that the micro four thirds lenses were far superior to most of the legacy lenses I purchased! So this is where I am right now:
Olympus EM-1 ( selling my e-pl5 )
Samyang 7.5mm
Panasonic Leica 15mm F1.7
Olympus 25mm F1.8
Panasonic 30mm F2.8 Macro
Sigma 56mm F1.4
Olympus 12-100 F4 pro
Olympus 75-300mm F4.5-6.7
Olympus 300mm F4Pro Is (Ordered / Hoping the Combo wont be too heavy!)

I tried a number of legacy lenses including Konica 40mm F1.8 / Soligor 200mm F2.8 & Konica 35-100mm F2.8. Only the Konica 35-100 F2.8 had simllar or perhaps even better performance than the native micro four thirds lenses, but sadly wasn't very practical to use. (varifocal / big & heavy! )
I am picking up two more lenses, one is an adapted 50mm F2.0 tilt/shift and the other a Konica 135mm F3.2 ( owned one previously / very sharp ).
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Tim
An interesting list.

What is the '50mm F2.0 tilt/shift' lens Tim?
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Re: Hello Again!

If there was a shift lens (adapted or native) of 20mm or wider, I'd be very interested. Seems an unfortunate omission from M43. Less interested in tilting.

ETA: From a bit of online searching, the widest ones I can find seem to be 24mm (and expensive). Maybe I'll stick to post processing perspective corrections, or the in-camera keystone compensation which I think has exactly the same effect (but is helpful for compositional purposes). A shift lens lets you use all your pixels.
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If there was a shift lens (adapted or native) of 20mm or wider, I'd be very interested. Seems an unfortunate omission from M43. Less interested in tilting.

ETA: From a bit of online searching, the widest ones I can find seem to be 24mm (and expensive). Maybe I'll stick to post processing perspective corrections, or the in-camera keystone compensation which I think has exactly the same effect (but is helpful for compositional purposes). A shift lens lets you use all your pixels.
It is the tilt that i am interested in. Shift is good too, I did have an OM fit 35mm shift that I used a couple of times with MFT But I too wish oly or even another maker would make one.
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Looking at the listing again ( ebay ) I think I am slightly mistaken it says:
TILT MACRO CREATIVE ART DESIGN LENS F/2 100mm MICRO 4/3 MTF OLYMPUS PANASONIC
CUSTOM MADE LENSBABY LENS BABY EFFECT
Its just a cheap adapted lens that some guy is selling , he seems to sell quite a few and the listing certainly looks interesting with sample pictures. Its cheap enough for me to give it a go at 40ish
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Ah found the ebay item number if anyone is interested 132985267460
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The Canon 17mm TSE lens can be adapted with a Speedbooster. Expensive and not really that wide, but I think it's as close as you'll get. A good used copy of the lens is probably 1200 and then the Speedbooster will add another 700, so budget 2k and you'll be there. That'll give you a 12mm f2.8 lens after speedboosting. Marginal FoV I'd say for architectural work, but nonetheless pretty close.
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