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  • carls
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    I have a very nice Adaptall 500mm mirror lenses which when coupled to my little M5 is practically a telescope!!
    Carl

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  • Petrochemist
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    Originally posted by carls View Post
    I have an 4/3 adapter I bought off eBay to fit Tamron Adaptall lenses. Seems to work well in manual mode
    Carl
    Adaptall lenses were designed to be used with specialist adapters. Some are very good lenses for their age (generally those with SP in the name are best).
    AFAIK there were adapters made for all the common 35mm SLRs
    They predate AF but when adapting lenses you usually loose AF anyway.


    There are also T2 lenses around which have a M42x0.75 screw thread & are designed to be mounted 55mm from the sensor. These are also very highly adaptable, with adapters available for most mounts. Lens are still made with this mount but many of them are distinctly budget in design.

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  • RobEW
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    If you have a Four Thirds (FT) body, then you have a great range of high quality (mainly zoom) lenses available and afforable if you're prepared to buy used. They were categorised into 3 quality levels; consumer, high grade (HG) and Super High Grade (SHG). Most of the SHGs are ridiculously good and still very costly. In terms of quality the HGs are almost on a par with the M43 "Pro" lenses. (possibly a controversial claim)

    The 50-200 (HG; 2.8-3.5) is superb, as is the (HG) 50mm macro, and the 12-60 (HG) which is my most common walk-around lens. If you want wider angle, the 7-14 (SHG, f/4) is again superb. The 35mm macro is also said to be very good. Unless you want primes, or don't like used, the FT range is excellent. You can also get high quality 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for extening the range of the 50-200.

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  • carls
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    I have an 4/3 adapter I bought off eBay to fit Tamron Adaptall lenses. Seems to work well in manual mode
    Carl

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  • Harold Gough
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    Originally posted by Wee man View Post
    Iith the TC it does lose f stops but the 70- 300 & 135- 400 lose more.
    Ed,

    I doubt that you meant that literally.

    Harold

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  • David M
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    There's also the option of adapting other makers manual focus lenses. There's decades worth of Olympus OM and Nikon telephotos out there.

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  • Wee man
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    I found the 70-300 a good lens but it did need light to get the shutter speeds for BIF shots it also worked well for macro shots.
    I would go for the 50- 200 if possible it is 2.8f and has a bigger working light range and gives more in poor light, with the TC it does lose f stops but the 70- 300 & 135- 400 lose more. The SWD lens is very fast focusing and does work well with the EM1, I never got to try it with a mkii.
    The Sigma is a good lens with long range but again needs light, it does suffer lenses creep. I did like as a working lens as it was not too heavy and I thought pulled more light than the 70-300.
    I do not know if this helps,
    I would rank them 50-200, Sigma and 70- 300 the last two work best in good light.
    If you need more contact me again.

    Ed.

    Wee Man

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  • Hermboy
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    Hi Ed,
    I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the relative merits of the three lenses. My 70-300mm needs repairing, but the cost is virtually the same as the 2nd hand price ! So I'm mulling over my options. I would intend to use with adapter on my EM1.
    Originally posted by Wee man View Post
    I currently have an Olympus 50-200, 70- 300 and a Sigma 135- 400 on commission sale with ffordes and a 1.4 TC they will fit your camera and give you reasonable range.

    Wee Man

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  • Wee man
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    I currently have an Olympus 50-200, 70- 300 and a Sigma 135- 400 on commission sale with ffordes and a 1.4 TC they will fit your camera and give you reasonable range.

    Wee Man

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  • Fiferbill
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    [quote=Wildwood;412172]
    Originally posted by Fiferbill View Post

    Panasonic made a few in the 4/3rds mount as did Sigma. You haven't said yet what you're look for (wide angle/normal/telephoto, zoom or prime). Yet us know what kind of photography you're interested in and maybe we can advise suitable lenses.
    Hi thanks again for reply, interested in wildlife as I live in the countryside also there is nature reserve 4 miles away. Also into old city architecture which is also near me.

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  • OM USer
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    Originally posted by Shaw View Post
    You can put 4/3 lenses on a Micro 4/3 body via an adapter, but not the other way round, as far as I am aware.
    Originally posted by Fiferbill View Post
    That's a pity .....thanks.......thinking cap on again
    Its all to do with registration distance (flange to sensor distance) i.e. how far away from the sensor the lens mount is.. A regular 4/3rds lens sits further from the sensor than a Micro 4/3rds lens so its easy to put a spacer on the 4/3rds lens to take up the difference so it looks like a Micro 4/3rds lens (add in electrical connection to allow AF and EXIF). The other way around is like putting extension tubes on your lens and you make it a close focus macro and stop it focussing at infinity. You would need an adapter that seriously messed around with the optical path to make it work and no one has come up with one yet.

    The old OM System Zuiko lenses (manual only) had an even bigger registration distance so can be mounted on both the 4/3rds or Micro 4/3rds camera bodies (with a different adapter for each).

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  • Melaka
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    In that range the Oly 50-200, preferably the SWD version, has no equals. It also goes well with the EC14 teleconverter.

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  • Fiferbill
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    [quote=Wildwood;412172]
    Originally posted by Fiferbill View Post

    Panasonic made a few in the 4/3rds mount as did Sigma. You haven't said yet what you're look for (wide angle/normal/telephoto, zoom or prime). Yet us know what kind of photography you're interested in and maybe we can advise suitable lenses.
    Hi would be looking for zoom or telephoto in the 50-200 sort of range

    Regards

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  • Fiferbill
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    [QUOTE=Fiferbill;412159]What other brand of lenses fit right on to olympus E410 body
    Thanks
    Bill

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