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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Driggs, Jun 27, 2012.
Heres the lens and adaptor
And my first test shots
I was just looking at these guys on eBay. Looks great. I might be in.
These were just handheld and not much effort
Took a few more at a softball game today
Beulahland Barnacles - a set on Flickr
These look great. I always thought the Celtic lenses were the Minolta "bargain" range and imagined that they wouldn't be much good.
They were cheaper, but mostly it was the cheaper coatings that made the difference. I believe the lens formula was the same.
One on the way from the bay for 6.95
I think with the adapter and cropping of the 4/3, this thing is closer to 200mm.. But so far Im happy for the pennies I paid!
The adapter doesn't actually have anything to do with the perceived focal length...it's just there to mount the lens at the correct register distance.
The 2x crop factor of the Four Thirds sensor, makes an adapted 135mm have a similar angle of view to a 270mm lens on a "full frame" sensor or 135 film.
Personally, I find this focal length a difficult one to get comfortable with, but you may find that it works for you (as well as I might if I forced myself to use it more).
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Quick test shot with the new 135mm celtic
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I assume it was shot on 3.5 but man thats a quick drop off in focus after the flower!
The flower is leaning pretty sharply so its actually a pretty good distance
This is the only 135mm I've owned. It's solidly OK but nothing special. It is built nicely though and balances well on the E-M5. F8 (as shown here) seems to be the very sweet spot. I'll try to post a few more samples when I can.