Help with Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Macro (OM mount) on an Olympus E-PM1

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by beancounter1, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. beancounter1

    beancounter1 New to Mu-43

    Oct 15, 2012
    Hi, I have recently acquire a Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Macro (OM mount)


    I seems to struggle to get decent quality photos - the lens seems fine, it must be the way I am shooting - any tips from anyone to get better result on this?

    F2.8 1/30sec ISO-1600 shoot in Aperture Priority / manual focus / Macro set on 0.5-0.6


  2. dannat

    dannat Mu-43 Regular

    May 2, 2010
    Melbourne Australia
    R u handholding at 1/30th?
    Have you taken anything stopped down to f4
  3. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    An old zoom lens wide open + iso1600 from a small old sensor + hand-holding a very ergonomically unfriendly camera at such a slow shutter speed = the mess you've got. :) Fix as many of those 3 problems as possible and you'll get better shots.
  4. beancounter1

    beancounter1 New to Mu-43

    Oct 15, 2012
    Thank you dannat & troll, I was hand holding it & come to think about it - I was shooting in an indoor -semi low-light condition. This is my first attempt using an old manual lens - i shall try it outdoor in full day light! Thanks for your advice again! :D :thumbup:
  5. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading, UK
    Agree with the two posts above - are you using IS? If so you'll need to set the correct focal length.