Lens FAQ?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dhazeghi, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Anybody here interested in having some sort of lens FAQ to cover some of the more common questions? I'm working on revamping the list of 4/3 lenses, and this seems like a natural extension.

    EDIT Here's the current version of the FAQ, updated 9/14.

    DH
     
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  2. dcassat

    dcassat Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 16, 2011
    Cloverdale,CA
    I think that is a great idea!
     
  3. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2011
    Yes, a great idea indeed.
     
  4. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    :bravo-009: YES! That would be a great & invaluable resource!
     
  5. mizx

    mizx Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Somerset, UK
    Jon
    Yes that would be a great addition for me. I'm new to m43, infact to interchangeable lenses entirely (hoping to progress from my limiting Canon bridge), the charts already make it easier for me to understand which lenses I'd find most useful.
     
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Sounds like something that could be very useful, especially for newcomers, but also for anyone considering a new lens. :thumbup:
     
  7. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sounds like a good idea and I'm happy to contribute to a lens FAQ. What sort of questions need answering?
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Okay, good to hear there is some interest. I've posted what I've come up with so far. Suggestions regarding additions, organization, style etc. are welcome.

    Thanks,

    DH
     
  9. Dan Ka

    Dan Ka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Northeastern Ohio
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  10. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Well, once it's more fleshed out, if people think it's appropriate, I'm sure it can be placed someplace more central.

    DH
     
  11. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Great idea. Here are some other questions:

    What makes some lenses better than others for video?
    I have an old lens (Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Minolta/cine . . . ). Can I use it on my m4r3 camera? If I can use it, what do I need?
    What compromises are involved with legacy lenses?
    What's EXIF data? Why should I care if it is or is not captured with my image?
    I've heard I should only use circular polarizers with digital cameras. Is this true for m43 too?
    What is a 'variable aperture' zoom lens?
    What is diffraction, and what is the 'diffraction limit' for resolution on m43 lenses?
    What is a 'coated' lens, and why is it important?
    What is a 'pre-set' lens?
    What does 'focus by wire' mean?
    What is zone focusing? How can I tell if this is easy to do with my lens?
     
  12. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Oh and of course this one: Does Leica actually make some Panasonic lenses?
     
  13. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Thanks for all the suggestions! I've added most of these, and tried to organize the file by sections (it's already getting fairly long).

    DH