If you were allowed to bring 2 native and 2 adapted lens...

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by inuini2005, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    Saw similar type of discussions before, but the other day I just put together some lenses and randomly took a photo.

    Then when I look at it again, I find it a pretty interesting combo...


    The 2 native lenses give AF, which would be quite helpful. The 20 is kind of like a must have for many and it covers the field of view similar to a standard, and the 75 covers the tele-range and is very sharp.

    Then the vintage OM 50 F2 Macro gives you the ability to do tighter portraits and also the ability to do macro...

    and finally the OM 21 F2 gives you some fun to do MF and also a snap-shot lens...

    What would you choose?

    Anyways, happy shooting~!
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    If I had to choose two and two I would choose the 14mm and the O45mm as my autofocus lenses - the 14 for wide shots and the 45 for low light. I would take my Sigma 24mm f2.8 macro and my Rokinon 85mm f1.4 as the adapted lenses - the 24 for macro and the 85 for portrait/tele shots.
    Of course, it would depend upon the shooting situation as well. In some circumstances I would take the P25 and the P100-300 as my autofocus lenses. The 25 would give me low light capability and the 100-300 longer telephoto shots.
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  3. cuegeee

    cuegeee Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Native Lenses:
    Panny 14mm
    Panny 25mm

    Legacy Lenses:
    CANON FD 50mm f1.4 S.S.C. &
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  4. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 15, 2012
    Patrick Kristiansen
    I'm too indecisive to only bring four, my bag is usually pretty stuffed;) If I ever slim down my kit I only bring one, usually pl25mm. But if i had to choose: Native: pl25 and pana14 and for the adapted: om90f2 macro and om50mmf1,8. These I feel would be a versatile, high quality quartett.

    I may change this when I receive the em1 with 12-40mm, then I'd bring the zoom and oly75 for native, and a Nikkor 180f2,8ed and maybe take either a fifty or the om90mm, if I could be bothered.

    Patrick K
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  5. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    I am not that keen on using adapted lenses but there are cases where you do not have much choice and they are handy so;
    What I have, Panasonic 14-42mm kit,
    Sigma 30mm
    and 500mm mirror that is neat for moon shots
    50mm Jupiter 8

    If I was buying for this I would get the Panasonic 14-140mm and the Pan-Leica 25mm
    Adapted I would go for the same
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  6. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    If I was using an Olympus body I'd go with the native 12mm f2 and 25mm f.4 and an adapted fast 50mm (just about any brand) and an adapted 200mm

    If I was using a Panasonic body, I'd go with the native 7-14mm and 20mm, and for adapted lenses, a fast 50mm and a 135mm
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  7. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Oly 9-18, Panny 20, Pentax-M 50/1.4 and Minolta 85/2. Which I used until I bought the Oly 45/1.8 to replace the Pentax.
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  8. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Sorry, can't do without 3 native....:rolleyes:

    Panny 14-45
    Panny 45-200
    Cheapskate, not IMVHO, 2 excellent lenses.
    Samyang 7.5, yes it is native, the mount is built in.

    Nikkor 50mm f2.8 of 3.5 macro.
    PK-13 adaptor ring for the Nikkor.

    Nothing's ever simple is it?
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  9. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    The only problem with my selection would be the wide end not being wide enough and the tele end not being tele enough. Also as they are all primes it makes things a bit less flexible. I don't own the 14 and 25, how do they perform? I have the Oly 12 and Voigtlander 25 instead. How would you compare the 14 and the 12? And how about the two 25s mentioned above? I also don't own the 45 of Oly, I know it has a very good reputation but sometimes I feel like the 90mm equivalent makes it challenging to use :)
  10. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    How does the last lens look like? And I have heard a few times people mention the Canon! It must be very good. Also you share the same choices on native lenses with Rev!
  11. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    I do agree it's hard to take only 4 and I am waiting for the day to stuff the OM90 F2 into the bag of equipment!
  12. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    How does the Jupiter perform?
  13. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    Is the 45 really that good @@" How come so many people like it? Haha
  14. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    The 7.5 is a fisheye right? But mounted on will there still be any fisheye effect?
  15. inuini2005

    inuini2005 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    Another vote for 45! @@" I got to check it out someday haha
  16. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    I like it though its not fantasticly sharp wide open and works better on film than digi, I think its to do with not being multi coated so it gives a less vivid pallet than more modern lenses. It does make really nice portraits though.
  17. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    I would take the 17/1.8 and the 45/1.8 (the only natives lens i have:p)

    And legacy, that's a tough one, probably the Nikkor-h 85/1.8 and... I don't know I really like the Voiglander 58/1.4 but it's too near of the 45 so probably I would choose between the 58 and the 28 just for the sake of taking two.
  18. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    This is, of course, with the caveat that the non-native lenses could be adapted either with standard adapters or with a Speedbooster

    9-18mm f/4-5.6
    25mm f/1.4

    Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 (41mm f/1)
    Canon FD 135mm f/2 (/96mm f/1.4)
  19. McBob

    McBob Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    This is more or less my usual prime kit:
    CV 17.5
    PL 25
    Leica Summicron-R 50
    Leica Summicron-R 90

    standard and speedbooster adapters
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  20. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading, UK
    This is pretty much the choice I have to make on any given shooting day.

    Usually goes like this:

    Olympus 12mm
    Panasonic 20mm
    OM 28mm f/2
    OM 85mm f/2

    Sometimes I substitute a 24mm or 35mm for the 28mm OM lens.

    Interesting that I virtually never use anything between 35mm and 85mm except for macro.
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