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OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

Hi,

i've had my OM-D E-M5 for a few months and have recently bought
the above lens and M4/3 adaptor.

quick question, in the IS menu, do I set the focal length at 50 or 100mm?

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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

Welcome to the forum. It is a 50mm lens therefore you need to set 50.
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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

thanks Dave,

wasn't quite sure whether any crop factor would need to be
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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

Good question and not stupid, but you set to what it says on the lens.
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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

Thanks Stephen,

i've got the lens and settings saved into one of my "mysets" for quick
access, using Aperture Priority mode... loving it so far

i'm contemplating getting the OM 135mm F4 which can be bought
for less than 40. are these any good?

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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

My only experience of this lens is when I had my OM2 system (which I'm buying back into!). Common wisdom suggests that the longer manual lenses aren't as good on m4/3 bodies. But for £40, why not just try it?
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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

ta!

think i will at 40... not too much of a loss if i'm not overly happy with it

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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

I don't know about the f4 version (didn't think there was one) but I have the 135mm f3.5. It is supposed to be better than the f2.8 one though. Don't use it a lot but it was only about 35 and a bit of fun to use. A little lacking in contrast and not super sharp but both can be corrected to a certain extent in a RAW convertor.
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Re: OM Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 - n0ob question

Sorry, my bad.. it is f/3.5

yeah, for £40 or less it's got to be worth a punt

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