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Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

I have the Olympus M5 Mk2, is the Olympus 50-200mm lens + MMF1 adapter + EC-14 teleconverter a good combination
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

Yes

Except that as far as I remember the MMF-1 is not weather-sealed so if that is important to you, be careful. The newer MMF-3 is sealed.

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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

Many thanks, from I can gather the MMf1 is metal construction as opposed to plastic.
The reason I posted was that one website stated that Olympus did not recommend the three items together, no reason was given
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

I used to use the 50-200 & EC-14 together on the 4/3 bodies, they work together very well. I have since used them on micro-4/3 bodies (using the weathersealed MMF-3 adapter - I photograph rugby so keeping the rain out is quite important) with good results.

Ah - just twigged you are asking about the E-M5, I have used it on the E-M1. I am not sure about autofocus performance with 4/3 lenses on either version of the E-M5, but it might be iffy. Sorry - my earlier comments were specifically relating to image quality.

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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

Thanks John for your info.
It would appear the combination is okay on the EM-1.
Has anybody tried this it on an EM-5 mk 2 ?
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

On the EM-5 mk1 the autofocus can be very slow (especially in low light) and not totally accurate. But single autofocus with manual can be very sharp, I've been very pleased with about 20-50% of my results so far.
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

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On the EM-5 mk1 the autofocus can be very slow (especially in low light) and not totally accurate. But single autofocus with manual can be very sharp, I've been very pleased with about 20-50% of my results so far.
Would the same possibly apply to the Mk II
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

On the EM-5 mk1 the autofocus can be very slow (especially in low light) and not totally accurate. But single autofocus with manual can be very sharp, I've been very pleased with about 20-50% of my results so far.[/QUOTE]


Neglected to ask, are you using the MMF-1 & EC-14 ?
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

I'm using a generic MMF adapter and usually with the EC-14. I don't know about the EM-5 Mk2 but don't think the focus on the Mk2 is any different to the original.
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

The 43 lenses are all designed for PDAF, which is only on the E-M1s in the m43 world. They’ll focus using CDAF on other cameras, but slower. I used to have the 50-200 and it was fine on the E-M1 with the EC-14 and the MMC1.
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

Am I right to assume that autofocus is slow in S-AF and C-AF modes but okay in S-AF+ M mode is okay
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

When focusing on small moving birds etc it can sometimes be frustrating, but when you have the time to fine tune the focus using manual it is very sharp. I was warned about this before buying one and I don't regret buying it. If you intend using it for BIF or sports then I think you'd be disappointed.
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

The reason for following the route of EM-5 MkII + MMF-1 + EC14 + 50-200mm lens was because I was seeking a telephoto lens with really good sharp results, it looks if I may have to seek another path for 200/300mm telephoto, such is life
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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

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When focusing on small moving birds etc it can sometimes be frustrating, but when you have the time to fine tune the focus using manual it is very sharp. I was warned about this before buying one and I don't regret buying it. If you intend using it for BIF or sports then I think you'd be disappointed.

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Re: Olympus lens + MMF1 + EC-14

I had that combination and it could produce great results, but I used S-AF+MF and peaking, for mainly considered compositions, not fast moving subjects (e.g. sports). The lens didn't autofocus as quickly or accurately as I'd have liked, but the image quality was so good I purchased a used E-M1, on which it does focus better and which also has a feature for adjusting the focus for a particular lens. Also the bigger grip on the E-M1 helps handling that rather long and heavy lens combination.

If you want long focal length with less weight and faster / more accurate focussing on the E-M5 II, and mainly use it outdoors in good light, then the 75-300 is a good lens, and comparatively tiny and light, though not as superlative as the 50-200. There's also a Panasonic 100-300 but I have no experience of it.
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