Canon FD 50mm f1.4: Hints & Tips please

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Viviners, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Viviners

    Viviners New to Mu-43

    Jun 9, 2011
    Hi all, newbie here - both to the forum and the M4/3 format. But not to photography!

    Although owner of a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR and kit, I recently decided to buy the E-PL2 as a two lens kit - the 14-42mm II and the 40-150mm. So what do I think of it so far? Absolutely loving it! :smile: In fact it's quite possible I'll be selling the DSLR because I don't make much use of it anyway: frankly I'm fed up with the weight and bulk.

    Anyway, I have just bought a Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens to use with the E-PL2, with an adaptor, as a portrait lens. Obviously there is no AF, but I wondered if anyone has any tips on how to use these non-native lenses, e.g. what settings I need on the camera's menus etc. The manual is not at all helpful.

  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy your new camera.

    Each manufacturer has made allowances for adapted lenses without really actively encouraging their use (sells more native lenses that way :wink:).

    Anyway, here's something we prepared earlier which may help.
  3. Viviners

    Viviners New to Mu-43

    Jun 9, 2011
    Many thanks - that is a very helpful guide. :thumbup: