Have resisted the temptation...until now..!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Minniesmum, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
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    Since getting my E-PL1 a few weeks ago, was determined not to develop LL ( lens-lust ). My main interest in entering the micro 4/3's world is to be able to use my lenses from film days. So far am enjoying honing the manual focus skills.
    The one thing I really miss so far is macro. So onto Fleabay and won an OM Zuiko 50mm f3.5 macro lens....arriving Thursday ... excited !
     
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  2. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 8, 2011
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    Sweet! Macro is just so awesome :)
     
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  3. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Resistance is futile!

    And not much fun. :biggrin:
     
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  4. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

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    Macro is wonderful.

    I have Minolta Macro and a bellows boot for it. Makes salt grains look like jumbo building blocks.
     
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  5. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    So true ! lol
     
  6. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Have a om 50 3.5 macro too, you will not be disappointed. Although it is 1:2 though i use mine with auto 25 extender
     
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  7. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

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    Dauvit Alexander
    Forget it! It's started... I bought a Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.4 last October and now have 10 different Minolta lenses, including the 50mm f3.5 macro and the 35-70mm f3.5 Macro Zoom (not true macro, but pretty good).
    I don't understand anyone not having lens lust!
     
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  8. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks ! I can live with the 1:2. I've heard only good things about this lens.
     
  9. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    LOL on the lens lust !! I'm going to a camera fair on March 25th in West Yorkshire....better have a budget methinks ... btw I have Minolta glass from my film days but no primes...... yet.....
     
  10. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

    It's hard not to develop lens lust when you have a camera which can use almost any lens ever made.
     
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  11. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Yes-it's almost like asking for trouble getting into micro 4/3's !
     
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  12. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Wow. wel done and we will get to see some pics.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  13. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
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    you certainly will ! I've taken hundreds over the past week or so with the other OM's but need to chose some and upload to Flickr......tonite's task ;)
     
  14. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

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    David
    This is another very good OM lens on m4/3. It's hard to focus really close up - for added comedy I've attempted to handhold it with the extension tubes - reckon the focus pool was about 1mm or so @ f8.
     
  15. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Agree...it's hard to focus close up hand-held....comedy would be an appropriate word with extension tubes lol. A challenge ;)

    Cath
     
  16. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    Yeah, biggest mistake I ever made ... NOT! :biggrin: Got the Tokina 90/2.5 macro yesterday, should be a great lens and it certainly looks like one.
     
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  17. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Totally agree !! I got an OM Zuiko 135mm on Saturday for £20.00 and so far delighted with it.
     
  18. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    oh and btw have ordered my first native prime... and don't shout at me guys....got the Pana 14mm f2.5. ( on the way ). I know everyone raves about the 20mm f1.7 and the Oly 14.. f1.8; but right now I looked at what I wanted which was: very compact, wide-angle, and cost ( £ 100. from fleabay -ex Pana kit as we know ). With this and my legacy stuff I have everything I need...until my car bills are paid off..lol.
     
  19. rparmar

    rparmar Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Limerick, Ireland
    I got the same lens likely from the same vendor. Posted about it here to let others know.

    I have the 20mm but that focal length doesn't suit me. Generally I shoot narrower, but when I need wider, 20mm does not cut it.
     
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