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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Joel, Nov 22, 2010.
What 70 to 130mm prime lens would work best with my E p1? I would like a low f stop.
is that with or without the crop factor? And are you looking for a macro lens mainly? AF or non AF?
Macro mainly. AF would be nice
How much do you want to spend?
Your best 2 options with AF are the panasonic leica 45/2.8 in micro 43 and oly 50/2 in reg 43
Both are exceptional. PL45 is 1:1, oly is 1:2
I'd really consider a manual macro lens. While AF can be useful at times, for most macro work, one is really working with manual focus, to ensure that the right part of the subject is in focus, not what the camera selects.
If you want not to spend to much, olympus 35mm 3.5 macro with the 4/3 adapter. The lens new is 180 dollars, and the adapter from panny is about 100 dollars. Nice an inexpensive and does a really nice job.
I have the olympus OM 50mm f3.5 macro lens. It is very nice manual lens. One can be had from ebay for $60 plus another $30 for the adapter. Total setup less than $100.
no AF with OM lenses
Agreed MF for macro, but these lenses are also the leading choice for portrait and other uses where AF would be nice
What about a slighty longer lens, like a 100 or 90 mm
Do you mean focal length or effective focal length?
200 or 180 effective would be awful long ... If you meant effective, that would be the 45-50 we are recommending
Do you have a long zoom lens like the 40-150 or 45-200? there is a cheap solution to get a long zoom to become a decent macro.