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Olympus EM5 MkII and Manual Focus Lens?

I am looking to expand my lens range and one that I really do fancy is the new Lensbaby Velvet 56.

The thing is that this lens has no electronics in it, from what I can work out, so couple of questions:

How easy is it to use these types of lens on the Em5 MkII, I assume you would be using the peaking function? (never used it myself)

Also as the camera body has IS built in then I am right in thinking that this will work with the lens as well?

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Re: Olympus EM5 MkII and Manual Focus Lens?

You could always try manual focus with a lens you already have, to get a feel for it.

The in-body IS should work, but it needs to know the focal length of the lens. With a system lens the electronics can work it out, for manual lenses there is an option to input the focal length. I can't remember exactly where it is and don't have a body or manual to hand, but I think it is pretty easy to find.

Good luck ... John
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Re: Olympus EM5 MkII and Manual Focus Lens?

From Page 57 of the manual:

Choosing a focal length (Micro Four Thirds/Four Thirds System lenses excluded)
Use focal length information to reduce camera shake when shooting with lenses that are not Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds system lenses.
• Select [Image Stabilizer], press the INFO button, use HI to select a focal length, and press Q.
• Choose a focal length between 8mm and 1000mm.
• Choose the value that most closely matches to the one that is printed on the lens.
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