HG lenses on your mu-4/3.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by gusmur, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. gusmur

    gusmur Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 22, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Hi,
    Anyone using their HG lenses on their mu-4/3 cameras?
    I'm thinking of using my 14-54 and 50-200 on the upcoming E-PL1.
    I know the lens size difference kind of defeats the whole idea of going smaller with mu-4/3, but I don't want to lose any IQ from my current set up of E-510 with these two HG lenses. And I really want to switch to mu-4/3. Dilemma before Olympus comes out with some mu-4/3 HG glass.
    Any thoughts? Thanks.
    Best,
    Angus
     
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    have a 50-200 but would never consider using on e-p1.... the arms length liveview would be a bitch to use

    even on a tripod i would be concerned about the stress on the lensmount... especially on the e-pl1

    just my thoughts...
     
  3. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    On a tripod, you'd have the lens supported with the light E-PL1 mounted to it... shouldn't be a problem for the camera's lens mount. Just make sure that shooting freehand, you support the combination by the lens (naturally) with your left hand.

    No good for action, but not completely unthinkable.

    I've used most ZD lenses with the E-P1, including the ZD 35-100mm f2 without any problem.

    Cheers

    Brian