E-M5 & Legacy glass

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by IDLookout, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. IDLookout

    IDLookout Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2012
    Northern Idaho
    I did a bit of searching, but couldn't find pics/reviews here of the E-M5 with Legacy OM lenses... could someone point me in the right direction?

    I'm saving up my pennies & would like to use my 24/f2.8, 50/f1.8/f1.4, 135/f3.5 & 200/f4 lenses when I finally get my OMD. Also my Vivitar Series I 70-210 which I really like on my E-510.

    Thanks!
     
  2. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I have a few legacy lenses that I'm using on the E-M5. I don't have OM lenses but I'm using the old Minolta ones. This camera works very well with legacy lenses. When I had the NEX-7 I loved using the focus peaking and thought I would miss it a lot coming to the E-M5. Thanks to the IBIS it works very well in stabilizing the image even while in the magnified view using the 135mm lens. I was not able to get that on the NEX-7. Though it would be nice if Olympus can add focus peaking on this camera, it'll make MF even easier :D

    At first when using the 135mm lens, the image was still jumping around quite a bit. I then noticed I had to adjust the focal length in the IS setting. After setting it to 135mm, wow, worked beautifully.

    Here's a Minolta 135mm f2.8



    Here's a Minolta 58mm f1.4



    Here's a picture taken with the 135mm wide open around sunset



    Here's one taken with the 58mm wide open, kinda soft when shot wide open

     
  3. IDLookout

    IDLookout Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2012
    Northern Idaho
    Thanks for the reply.

    That cityscape photo looks great!

    One thing I always have to remind myself is to set the IS focal length on my E-510. I've never tested it, but how much of a difference do you think it makes on my 510 if it's at 200mm when I have my 24mm on?
     
  4. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I've tried another one of my legacy lenses, the 45mm f2, and it was a bit jumpy when the focal length was set to 135mm. I mean it's still stable but moves a bit more if I move my hand slightly.
     
  5. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Some people this side of the pond reporting problems with the zoom to focus not working consistently when assigned to a Fn button - anything like that for you?
     
  6. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Are you talking about the magnify view set to Fn button? If so then yeah I have problem sometimes too. There are times that I'll need to press it many times for it to activate while some times it works as normal. It's kinda annoying lol
     
  7. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Just got EM-5 today so haven't tried OM lenses yet

    OM-d135.
     
  8. photocat

    photocat New to Mu-43

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    Mar 5, 2012
    What needs to be done with regard to other lens rather than Olympus and the IS setting.

    I just got an adapter in the mail to mount a 50mm zeiss 1.4 . Has a nikon mount but thought it would be fun to give it a try on the epen3,but since getting the em5 i might as well try it there.
     
  9. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    E-M5's image stabilization makes this 300 hand held ready.
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  10. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Alameda, California
    Not sure what I am doing wrong, I have adjusted the IS for my 135mm MD lens, but I'm not seeing any difference in the shaky nature.

    Am I missing something?
     
  11. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Duke
    You have to turn on viewfinder stabalisation in the menu.
     
  12. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Alameda, California
    I have IS turned on... forgive me if I read your response wrong, but where is "viewfinder stabilization"... it's not discussed in the manual.
     
  13. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles

    I have mine set to IS 1 and make sure you have "Half Way Rls With IS" set to On.
     
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  14. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Duke
    It is in the c menu called half way rls with is
     
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  15. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    What kind of lens collar is that? Been looking for one.
     
  16. recasper

    recasper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 12, 2012
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    Perfect... thank you so much.