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Olympus 50mm f1:1.8 zuiko

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Ray Vardy, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular

    And in the photo

    - OM to NEX adaptor
    - NEX C3
    - Octopus strap

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1341602977.313616.
     
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  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    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?
     
  3. Luiz Curcino

    Luiz Curcino TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 27, 2012
    Uberlandia-MG Brasil
    I also agree with Dioptrick. The Zuiko lens is much discussed by the image quality.
    Enjoy!
     
  4. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    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!
     
  5. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    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
    DSC01905-L.

    f4
    DSC01908-L.

    shots from the minimum focus distance.
    f1.8
    DSC01914-L.

    sharp at f5.6
    DSC01917-L.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. bmcordeiro

    bmcordeiro New to TalkEmount

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    Oct 13, 2013
    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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  7. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    547
    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    welcome, bmcordeiro!

    Agreed ^^, I feel that using my mfl's has really sped up my learning curve.
     
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  8. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
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  9. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I passed on them during the last Fotografica fair, I think I'll pick one up next time if they still go for € 10. I saw at least 5 of them at that price.
     
  10. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    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!
     
  11. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    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.
     
  12. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Damnit! Will contact the seller on amazon and see what they say...


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  13. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    ^^^ that is how my fotasy adapter works also.
     
  14. bmcordeiro

    bmcordeiro New to TalkEmount

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    Oct 13, 2013
    Is there an aperture lens profile for this one?