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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by twalker294, Aug 22, 2012.
Below taken with OM-D E-M5 and Olympus OM 50/1.8 lens:
Very nice! I have the same lens but don't use it much since I bought an Oly 45mm. Still a very fine lens.
Yeah I don't think I'll use it much either once my 45 gets here on Friday
these look nice. i'm currently looking at getting one of these older OM lenses for my OM-D. I've read they make good portrait lenses, although I'm still trying to figure out which are the "good" ones i.e. "Made in Japan", "Japan", SN 1.1M+, silvernose/blacknose, etc.
They are also more in my price-range.:smile: what adapter are you using?
Just a cheapo Fotodiox from Amazon:
Amazon.com: Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Olympus OM Zuiko Lens to Micro 4/3 Olympus PEN and Panasonic Lumix Cameras: Camera & Photo
Don't overthink it. There was hardly ever a bad OM Zuiko lens made. Yes, there are differences... the Made in Japan (which of course will be blacknosed) versions are about the best you'll get, but the others are nearly as good. A G.Zuiko is about as good as an Auto-S. You may want to tread carefully with silvernose Zuikos, but that's about the only caveat. Other than that, buy what you like and can find. If your choices become too much, that's when you can afford to nitpick over whether it says "Made in Japan" or just "Japan".
I did love my 50mm f/1.8... I only slightly preferred my 50mm f/1.4, but that slight preference was enough to seal the fate of the ever slightly slower and ever slightly smaller f/1.8 lens unfortunately. Both are fantastic lenses!
So what is the difference with these?
Thanks for the info. There does seem to be quite a few choices when you consider ebay, CL and some of the local pawn shops.
I've just picked this one up myself. Works absolutely fine with my EPL3, although it focuses past infinity (better than not focusing as far as infinity, of course). No rattle on the lens side or the camera side, seems rock solid and is nicely made. Amazed how well Aperture Priority mode works with it.
Love the detail and crispness of the dog shot, Todd. As a former Canon T3i owner, I also agree with your E-PL1 vs Canon 40D video: [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHT9z0R-mbI]Olympus E-PL1 compared to Canon 40D - YouTube[/ame]
I got mine from eBay cheap and like it very much together with a OM 28mm.