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Looking for a landscape lens compatible with nd filters

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by flaxseedoil1000, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. flaxseedoil1000

    flaxseedoil1000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    GH2 now, possible E-M5 or GH3 down the road.

    Landscapes only, no interiors, fast lens not needed.

    Want to be able to take long durations of moving water so filter compatibility is a must.

    I would just get the Panny 7-14mm but it can't take filters, bummer.

    The Oly 9-18mm may be ok but wish it were a bit wider like the Panny.

    Since I don't need auto focus for this perhaps an adapted lens would work?

    Ideas appreciated :) 

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  2. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    You won't find anything even as wide as the 9-18 in adaptable lenses except maybe in c-mount. Those are unlikely to fully cover the sensor. If you must have 7mm you'll need to work out some kind of filter holder for the front of the 7-14.

  3. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    I don't understand what a "landscape" lens is. I find that normal to long are great landscape lenses. Wides are OK. Most lenses can be fit with a ND filter.
  4. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    How about the 9-18 and the Rokinon fisheye as a combo?

  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I agree that the 9-18mm is the best bet. You won't get any wider without a curved lens.

    Or maybe you could get a Cokin filter holder and manufacture something DIY to fit on your 7-14mm?
  6. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    With the Panny 7-14, you can just hold up rectangular filters in front of the front element.

    No fuss, no muss and usually much higher quality than screw ons.
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  7. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    The choice is simple, the mZuiko 9-18. It can use a polarizer, filters for doing IR / or UV photograph, large rubber lens shades in case you want to shoot wide angle widow displays; it's very sharp, light weight and is very compact.
    Fantastic lens.
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  8. flaxseedoil1000

    flaxseedoil1000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    Thx, I was wondering about that, problem solved :) 
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