July 24th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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July 30th, 2011, 06:46 PM
is the aperature manual just like the focus?
July 30th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Aperture is manual
The aperture is manual and I don't see any electrical contacts on the lens. The lens seems to be a brand new chunk of "legacy" glass.
People also seem to rave about the Samyang 35mm f1.4 lens. My understanding is that it is the same. A full manual lens.
enjoying the E-P5
July 30th, 2011, 07:20 PM
I've looked into the Pentax mount of this wonderful lens, and according to the info I've gotten, the Pentax K mount version has an "A" setting, meaning on a Pentax body, it would have an automatic aperture and could be used in Av mode. And yes, I've heard the same thing regarding the IQ of the 35mm!
Originally Posted by nuclearboy
Don't know about other mounts.
July 30th, 2011, 07:33 PM
There are two versions of this lens. One has CPU contacts that allow metering with newer lower end Nikon bodies. If you have one of those, it's a good idea to buy the one with the CPU.
July 30th, 2011, 07:53 PM
I mainly want one to use with my G3 which should arrive soon, so I'm looking for all manual lens. I just don't want to oreder the wrong lens, and I already have an F to micro 4/3's adaptor so a nikon fit would be nice too. thanks
July 30th, 2011, 07:56 PM
I have this lens in EOS mount. I think it was a couple hundred bucks for a nice portrait/event shooter.
July 30th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Either Nikon mount will work with the Panasonic, but if you get a Nikon body later for whatever reason you might want to have metering.
July 30th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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