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advice for fully manual lenses, please

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by FaradayCage, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. FaradayCage

    FaradayCage Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Apr 22, 2010
    While I'm waiting for my Contax G adapter, would any of you have advice on the best workflow for a fully manual lens on an E-Px body? Since the body will not be able to communicate with the lens, what settings are best to force the body to choose a shutter speed appropriate for the manually, mechanically set aperture? Which mode on the dial, A, S or M? I assume one would set the focus regime to MF and use a dedicated button for MF assist/zoom. Also, is it necessary to set the RLS PRIORITY S to ON?
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I use A mode. The camera chooses the shutter speed and doesn't care what aperture I'm at. It always finds the right speed.......
    Yes, release should be on..... remember to set the IS to your actual focal length....
     
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    A mode... and set the IS to the focal lenght of your lens

    K
     
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    damn ...street your are fast :)
     
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    don't listen to me...do it the way Kevin said....
    speedy shooter
     
  6. FaradayCage

    FaradayCage Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Apr 22, 2010
    sounds good, guys... fast answers!
     
  7. E-PL1Shooter

    E-PL1Shooter Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Mar 21, 2010
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
    How if I have a 105mm lens, what should I set? 105 or 210? Thanks.

     
  8. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    807
    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Always use the focal length of the lens, eg, 105mm in this case.
     
  9. E-PL1Shooter

    E-PL1Shooter Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Mar 21, 2010
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Thanks for your info, I get confused before.
     
  10. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Someone also give me a tip to set the fn button to toggle mf. As I swap lenses, this has been a huge help, so if I'm in green square mode, and put on an af lens, it's only one button to get into af mode, rather than out of green square mode, press OK, scroll down to focus setting, etc. Also, I focus manually a lot now even with af lenses, so that fn toggle for AF really helps.
     
  11. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I had to look up what "release priority" is. I've been doing MF quite a bit, and just found out release priority S has been off all this time. What does this setting do when set to "on" with an MF lens? I just tested it both ways, and camera behavior was the same. Am I missing something?