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EM1 auto focus test with 4/3 lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Armanius, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Nice video by Robin Wong testing several "legacy" 4/3 lenses on the EM1.

    AF performance was snappier than I thought!


    http://youtu.be/y2k8flFM9xE
     
  2. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Focus performance with the 12-60 SWDf and 50-200 (non SWD) is excellent.
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    How is the balance of the camera with the 12-60 mounted on it?
     
  4. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Not great. The front element is pretty heavy, the E-M1 is better than the E-M5 but still not great. The 14-54ii is better balanced on the both the O-MD bodies and has better focusing performance on the E-M5 (of course). The 12-60 SWD has significantly faster focusing than the 14-54ii on the E-M1.

    Given the reach and performance the 12-60 has become my goto lens.
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    I never got rid of the 12-60 and 50/2. It'd be nice to bring them out of retirement!
     
  6. pclewis

    pclewis Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Jun 12, 2013
    TX/ME
    The one I really miss is...

    the 50-200. I really look forward to bringing this out of retirement. I have the P 35-100, but the 50-200 with the 1.4 extender will be my go to tele lens for m4/3. I just never fell in love with the 75-300.

    Phil