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Olympus 50mm f1:1.8 zuiko

Ray Vardy

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And in the photo

- OM to NEX adaptor
- NEX C3
- Octopus strap

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Dioptrick

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Zuiko lenses have a very high reputation for image quality. It's also very appealing mounted on a nex. Any sample pics on the way, Ray?
 

José De Bardi

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I've just inherited this lens from my Mum (she had a box load of photography stuff she's not used for 20 years that neglected to mention to me for some time!).

I'm waiting for the adapter to arrive, any sample shots/tips from your use of this lens on Nex?

Thanks!
 

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I like this lens. Lightweight and compact. Mine has a not entirely smooth focus ring, but it doesn't seem to affect performance. Soft and glowy wide open and sharpens up when stepped down.

some test shots from a portrait distance. EDIT: forgot to mention that all are SOOC jpeg, no cropping.

f1.8
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f4
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shots from the minimum focus distance.
f1.8
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sharp at f5.6
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Cheers!
 

bmcordeiro

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I really like this lens!
I have some zuiko lenses here, and I'm using them with my nex6.
I'm pretty happy with the results I'm getting. And since I'm learning about photography, it's been good to try some manual focus lenses
 

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It definitely gets a lot of points for size and weight. It plus the adapter are still smaller than the native Zeiss 55mm! :cool:

I look forward to comparing it more extensively on the A7. Some quick shots on Christmas turned out very well.

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Olympus 50/1.8 Outdoor Trial by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

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Photo Sharing by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr
 

José De Bardi

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OK - so the adaptor arrived today - yay!

First questions...
The adaptor has a little prong to push the aperture lever in the lens that an OM camera would normally do before it releases the shutter, as at rest the OM lenses are wide open...
Said prong is positioned so it only stops it down to ~5.6, not all the way to 16. So you have to press the DoF preview button before you release the shutter when shooting f8-16.
The other alternative is if you press the lens release and twist it on beyond the normal place it clicks into place - when I discovered this I was excited, thinking maybe there will be another click further round, but no.

So, anyone else experience this with their OM adaptor? And if so, any reasons why you think the adaptor has this prong in the 'wrong' place and how do you get round it, DoF preview or twist beyond normal click?

Thanks!
 
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OK - so the adaptor arrived today - yay!

First questions...
The adaptor has a little prong to push the aperture lever in the lens that an OM camera would normally do before it releases the shutter, as at rest the OM lenses are wide open...
Said prong is positioned so it only stops it down to ~5.6, not all the way to 16. So you have to press the DoF preview button before you release the shutter when shooting f8-16.
The other alternative is if you press the lens release and twist it on beyond the normal place it clicks into place - when I discovered this I was excited, thinking maybe there will be another click further round, but no.

So, anyone else experience this with their OM adaptor? And if so, any reasons why you think the adaptor has this prong in the 'wrong' place and how do you get round it, DoF preview or twist beyond normal click?

Thanks!
No, I have two OM-NEX adapters and they both stop down my lenses to f/16, I never have to use the DoF button. Looks like your adapter has the wrong positioning for the prong.
 

José De Bardi

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No, I have two OM-NEX adapters and they both stop down my lenses to f/16, I never have to use the DoF button. Looks like your adapter has the wrong positioning for the prong.

Damnit! Will contact the seller on amazon and see what they say...


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