Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Lens focus

Lens focus The place to talk about your camera's glassware.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10th October 2012
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,863
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,126 Times in 921 Posts
Likes: 658
Liked 755 Times in 499 Posts
My cunning plan

I like to keep and carry my lenses in neoprene pouches from Ebay. The trouble is, even the smallest are too large for the majority of m4/3 lenses.

So, to save money (and time) I have resurrected an old technique. I stick two rear lens covers back-to-back with a good strong glue. That way, I can easily carry two lenses in one case. Say, for instance, the 45mm and Panny 20mm, which together with my 12mm are my normal carry-around lenses. I only need one case!
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10th October 2012
snaarman's Avatar
snaarman snaarman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baaarkshire UK
Posts: 6,838
Thanks: 494
Thanked 417 Times in 325 Posts
Likes: 492
Liked 1,291 Times in 498 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Quote:
Originally Posted by StephenL View Post
I like to keep and carry my lenses in neoprene pouches from Ebay. The trouble is, even the smallest are too large for the majority of m4/3 lenses.

So, to save money (and time) I have resurrected an old technique. I stick two rear lens covers back-to-back with a good strong glue. That way, I can easily carry two lenses in one case. Say, for instance, the 45mm and Panny 20mm, which together with my 12mm are my normal carry-around lenses. I only need one case!

Neat trick... I keep trying smaller and yet smaller camera bags.

Have you gone all prime on us then??

Pete
__________________
Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th October 2012
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,863
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,126 Times in 921 Posts
Likes: 658
Liked 755 Times in 499 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaarman View Post
Have you gone all prime on us then??

Pete
I'm not a total prime-ate.

My lens of choice would normally be a prime, if I have one in the appropriate focal length, both for quality and the ability to use a wide aperture. But sometimes zooms can be so useful. However, I suspect that I'll sell my 14-150 when I get back from Oz. Good though it is, it's quite a small aperture, and I'm always suspicious, especially, of mega-zooms. Usually unwarranted.
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10th October 2012
snaarman's Avatar
snaarman snaarman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baaarkshire UK
Posts: 6,838
Thanks: 494
Thanked 417 Times in 325 Posts
Likes: 492
Liked 1,291 Times in 498 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Like many, I grew up with primes. The 28, 50 and 135 brigade... It took a long time to come to terms with zoom lenses, and it was the excellent 14-54 that finally turned me.

I find I use my zooms at the extreme ends most of the time. Thus the 40-150 is often used at 150, while the 9-18 is almost always used at the 9mm end. So in a bizarre way I might as well be using primes.

Primes. Hmm. It's just all that lens swapping that puts me off... and the terrible fear that you didn't bring the right lens today..

Pete
__________________
Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10th October 2012
JohnI's Avatar
JohnI JohnI is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 49 Times in 33 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Ha. I recycle heavy boot socks which are past their prime. One size fits any lens, and you can stuff them in just about anywhere without fear of damage. Need more protection? Use the whole pair . . . .

This is a portion of what I call "Obedience Training For My Debit Card."



John
__________________
Founder and head idjit of the ancient and venerable Order of Photography Is Simple, Stupid

Website @

http://trihelic.net/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10th October 2012
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,863
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,126 Times in 921 Posts
Likes: 658
Liked 755 Times in 499 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaarman;

I find I use my zooms at the extreme ends most of the time. Thus the 40-150 is often used at 150, while the 9-18 is almost always used at the 9mm end. So in a bizarre way I might as well be using primes.

Primes. Hmm. It's just all that lens swapping that puts me off... and the terrible fear that you didn't bring the right lens today..

Pete
That's exactly how I find I tend to use zooms.
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10th October 2012
Seonnaidh's Avatar
Seonnaidh Seonnaidh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Isle of Skye
Posts: 1,344
Thanks: 44
Thanked 279 Times in 189 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 11 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Crikey, That's three of us then. I have a couple of zooms and three primes but find that when using the zooms I'm usually sat at on end or the other.
Must be a subliminal message there.
I do find zooms convenient but overall I find the challenge of using primes very rewarding.
dare I say it? It's like being a proper photographer again.
__________________


"Always shoot in RAW and avoid JPEGs"

William Shakespeare.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10th October 2012
PeterBirder's Avatar
PeterBirder PeterBirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BRAINTREE ESSEX
Posts: 5,950
Thanks: 1,760
Thanked 1,024 Times in 854 Posts
Likes: 1,922
Liked 797 Times in 466 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

I'm one of those that are happy using drawstring bags for my lenses. Since Olympus don't supply such things I've found a cheap alternative that works for me. Pets At Home sell small drawstring pouches for keeping your doggie's treats in which have a soft woven nylon inner and a tough canvas type outer. The smaller size version takes my mZ 45mm or mZ 12-50mm and the larger size just takes my 4/3 9-18mm plus hood and 4/3 to m4/3 adapter.

Regards.
__________________
Peter

she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
OM1n, OM 50mm f1.8.
Oly Viewer3, Dxo Pro 11. FastStone.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10th October 2012
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,863
Thanks: 984
Thanked 1,126 Times in 921 Posts
Likes: 658
Liked 755 Times in 499 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

Ooh, that's a good idea! I'll have a look next time Dibnah needs food.
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to StephenL For This Useful Post:
PeterBirder (10th October 2012)
  #10  
Old 11th October 2012
Wally's Avatar
Wally Wally is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Land of the Prince Bishops
Posts: 3,784
Thanks: 257
Thanked 1,122 Times in 703 Posts
Likes: 523
Liked 1,465 Times in 732 Posts
Re: My cunning plan

I'm another of the 'old sock' brigade. When having to travel light, I use some very thick winter socks not only for the lens but also for replacement batteries etc. Some wide tape stitched to join two together and they can be carried around the neck inside a coat or parka... ideal in extremely cold weather. I also have a pair of mittens that when folded back, become gloves that leave the tips of the fingers free for the fiddly work.
__________________
It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

Wally and his Collie with our Oly bits & bobs

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help sought - OM-D battery Contingency Plan Doug H Olympus OM-D E-M5 15 16th May 2012 09:17 PM
Crunch time for former president and CEO's plan to return as Olympus' saviour Four Thirds User Articles from FourThirds-User.com 1 6th January 2012 09:37 AM
Royal Wedding Photography - Plan here Chevvyf1 The lounge 3 22nd April 2011 10:35 AM
Well, that'll do for lunch - now to plan for dinner! Ann1e Foto Fair 4 23rd September 2010 07:32 PM
Olympus Corporate Plan padgreen The lounge 12 14th May 2010 08:51 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:09 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger