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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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om lenses?

Hi, I may have the chance of a cheap e 420 and was just browsing lenses, I have noticed quite a few OM lenses, I understand these are older lenses but would they work on an e420? I don't know much about all this, would I need an adaptor or something and would it be auto focus or manual? thanks in advance, jacqui.
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Re: om lenses?

Yes, they will work fine on your E-420, and yes, you will need an adaptor, and they will be manual focus only, as OM lenses don't contain a focus motor. The 50mm and 28mm lenses in particular are good value and will give good results. Don't forget the 2x field of view, so for instance a 28mm lens will give a field of view equivalent to that of a 56mm lens on a regular 35mm body.
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Re: om lenses?

Most people, me included, consider the 24mm f2.8 to be the best OM lens to use on the E-Series body, as it "feels" much like the old 50mm on the OM body.

Then there are the fast telephotos like the 350mm that are brilliant, but cost lots...
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Re: om lenses?

I'm still looking for one of these (at a decent price!).

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Most people, me included, consider the 24mm f2.8 to be the best OM lens to use on the E-Series body, as it "feels" much like the old 50mm on the OM body.
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