Looking for a 28mm on OMD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Hingo, May 16, 2013.

  1. Hingo

    Hingo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    By a quick search, the olympus 28mm 2.8/3.5 seems to be a good choice, also the minolta md rokkor 28mm 2.8. Now I have
    the 45mm 1.8 and need something a bit wider, and as close to the 50mm equivalent as possible, so 56mm should be OK.

    I'm just looking for a cheap getaway drug until I can buy the panasonic 25mm 1.4

    Those who have the olympus 2.8 or 3.5, are you happy with it?, is it sharp enough at 2.8/3.5
  2. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Why not the Sigma 30mm f2.8 so you have AF? The difference between 28mm and 30mm isn't huge.

    I you do however want a MF lens, the OM 28mm f2.8 is quite a good one. I have it and like it a lot, though I tend to use it more on my 5DII than I do on my E-PL1.
  3. Hingo

    Hingo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    I can live with manual focus, easily. I once had 5d mk1 and 50mm 1.4 for a short time and totally loved that combo, but now I'm going
    to tighter fov with the 28mm on the omd, and the sigma will make the fov even tighter. The sigma lens is probably very
    good, judging by some reviews.
  4. AceAceBaby

    AceAceBaby Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    If you're looking at adapted manual lenses, you could look at 24mm f/2.8 options.
  5. dhewie84

    dhewie84 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Check the image list at the top. I know there is a Vivitar 28mm in both F2 and F2.8.
  6. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    The 24mm were considered better than the 28's in Nikon. Kiron and Vivitar made 28mm f2 that were sharp but prone to flare.
  7. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    I have a Vivitar 28mm f2 that also has a "close focus" ability. Able to go 1:5. Works great for me, and used it for a while for low light until I got the 20mm. Now it takes trips to the botanical gardens with me.
  8. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    From what I understand there are a few lemons in the large Vivitar 28mm f2.8 family tree. But from all accounts the f2.0 versions are good, copy variation aside.

    To the OP, consider the Konica 28mm f3.5. With its small adapter it kinda looks 'balanced' on my PM2. Should fit right in with an OMD.

    Edit: Konica Hexanon 28mm f3.5 (5 element version) on the PM2

  9. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading, UK
    Both the OM 2.8 24 and 28 are useable wideopen. Very nice lenses - the 24 is probably the better of the two, but not by much. Try to get a later 'NMC' version of either.
  10. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Why not the Panasonic 14mm ? Its pretty cheap second hand and relatively inexpensive new compared to other native lenses.

    Don't forget the crop-factor for the adapted 28's.

    Ah, just re-read your post and the subject line was mis-interpreted. Just ignore me :) 

    [puts slippers on, sips tea]
  11. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    I have a Vivitar 24mm f2.8 in OM mount that is very good, It is a massive piece of glass that does a very good job. I really like the FOV for much of what I do. But it is heavy. That is it in my Avatar.
  12. Hingo

    Hingo Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    many thanks everybody for the response.

    phigmov: no problem ;) 
  13. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    Pentax-M 28/3.5 , you also have 28/2 and 28/2.8 but the 3.5 is my favorite .

    M28/3.5 :
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