I am strange...

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by thach, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. thach

    thach Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 14, 2013
    Orange County, CA
    Hello all. I joined recently and just purchased and received an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 from a fellow forum member.

    Only one problem: I own and use a Nikon D7000. I am not the first person to buy a lens before a camera, am I?

  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    If you're buying a compatible camera soon (very soon) you get a pass. If not, then yeah, a bit strange.

    Welcome aboard either way!
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  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Welcome aboard, Thatch!

    Nope, others have reserved the lens before choosing a camera body. Glass is easy, bodies are hard :biggrin:.


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  4. photo_owl

    photo_owl Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2013
    sounds sensible to me :smile:
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  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    :biggrin: welcome to the user group!

    lots of good deals on m4/3 bodies right now...
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  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Stick the lens backwards inside yer D7000, see if it'll do macros ...
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  7. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 16, 2013
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    The 45 is a great piece of glass. I would be dying if I didn't have a body to put it on.
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  8. thach

    thach Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 14, 2013
    Orange County, CA
    Thank you for the welcoming words!

    I'm using the last reserves of self-control to not pulling the trigger on a GX7. I'll wait and see what the prices look like in 2014.

    I do feel really weird for not being able to test the 45mm out right now though.
  9. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Its a beautiful lens... it doesn't need a body to justify its existence... my precious...
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    LOL. I do think the 45/1.8 perhaps more than any other lens represents what is great about our system. Small, light, sharp, fast, lovely rendering, quick to focus, nice looking. Plus it's relatively affordable for a short telephoto prime of those qualities. One of my favorite lenses all time for any system.
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  11. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Not strange for good lens. It would be odd for a kit lens unless it was $10.
  12. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It actually seems like a traditional nifty-fifty in those respects.
  13. Not strange at all. Use that lens for face to face lens coupling for great macro with the camera/lens you now have. For coupling adapter I used two Cokin threaded adapters crazy glued face to face. Glue is still holding twenty years later.
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  14. Jeff1:1

    Jeff1:1 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 2, 2013
    Other than a 50mm f1.8, there isn't much for D7000 aps-c short telephoto primes. My niece has D3200 & is irked that no 24 or 28 mm f1.8 type primes exist for her camera sensor size.
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  15. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
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    I think that's the correct mindset... as some of us would always say, lens first before body. :smile:

    Welcome to the forum!!
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