best way to get in to vintage glass?

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Rather than throw out questions to strangers on the internet, the first thing you (or your friend) need to do is ask yourself: why you are doing this?

That will shed more light than anyone here can.

I tried it when I bought my first m43 body, the EM10, as a way to stretch my gear budget. I used my old Minolta lenses. You get what you pay for.

As for lens "character" or creating "interesting" photographs, I don't go for that. I think those are just terms to justify awful results. Some people think shooting without a lens, or through a prism, creates interesting results. I don't.

Based on results I've seen (from my images and others) I would not suggest using vintage glass as a benefit of the m43 system.

Just because you can't doesn't mean that you should.
 

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Rather than throw out questions to strangers on the internet, the first thing you (or your friend) need to do is ask yourself: why you are doing this?

That will shed more light than anyone here can.

I tried it when I bought my first m43 body, the EM10, as a way to stretch my gear budget. I used my old Minolta lenses. You get what you pay for.

As for lens "character" or creating "interesting" photographs, I don't go for that. I think those are just terms to justify awful results. Some people think shooting without a lens, or through a prism, creates interesting results. I don't.

Based on results I've seen (from my images and others) I would not suggest using vintage glass as a benefit of the m43 system.

Just because you can't doesn't mean that you should.
I have some excellent shots taken with my original OM lenses. One is printed at A2 size.

It is just a different approach.

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Rather than throw out questions to strangers on the internet, the first thing you (or your friend) need to do is ask yourself: why you are doing this?

That will shed more light than anyone here can.

I tried it when I bought my first m43 body, the EM10, as a way to stretch my gear budget. I used my old Minolta lenses. You get what you pay for.

As for lens "character" or creating "interesting" photographs, I don't go for that. I think those are just terms to justify awful results. Some people think shooting without a lens, or through a prism, creates interesting results. I don't.

Based on results I've seen (from my images and others) I would not suggest using vintage glass as a benefit of the m43 system.

Just because you can't doesn't mean that you should.
Some people like to shoot photos of rusty bicycles and stuff. Not my thing but so what?

Some people like to shoot with old glass.

Each to their own, imho.
 

Erich_H

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Rather than throw out questions to strangers on the internet, the first thing you (or your friend) need to do is ask yourself: why you are doing this?

That will shed more light than anyone here can.

I tried it when I bought my first m43 body, the EM10, as a way to stretch my gear budget. I used my old Minolta lenses. You get what you pay for.

As for lens "character" or creating "interesting" photographs, I don't go for that. I think those are just terms to justify awful results. Some people think shooting without a lens, or through a prism, creates interesting results. I don't.

Based on results I've seen (from my images and others) I would not suggest using vintage glass as a benefit of the m43 system.

Just because you can't doesn't mean that you should.
Thanks for your insightful comment!
 
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