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Next legacy lens ??

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by rich00, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've got an emp1 and had it for about 3 months enjoying it very much. So far I've bought an OM 50mm 1.8 and I have a vivitar 28mm 2.5 coming in the mail. I like the legacy lenses as it's cheaper way to expand my lens range, later on I will buy a native lens once I've worked out which lens I use most. So the question is, what should be my next legacy lens ? I've been looking at some of the 100mm 135mm primes, thinking this may be handy when taking frequent trips to the zoo and going to cycling events. Any suggestions will be welcomed.

    Thanks
    Rich
     
  2. RichDesmond

    RichDesmond Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2011
    IMO the 28-135 range is the sweet spot for adapted lens, much wider or longer and native glass makes more sense. Given that you already have 28 and 50 covered, an 85 or 135 would seem to be the logical choices. Plus maybe a macro lens if you enjoy that.
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I'd suggest an Olympus OM100/2.8. It's barely longer than the 50, is quite sharp and pretty reasonably priced. Another option would be the Konica 135/3.2...the Konica adapter is a bit shorter than any of the other SLR lens adapters making it a nice fit for a small bodied camera like the E-PM1. It's also a VERY nice 135.
     
  4. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William Barnett-Lewis
    I love my 105/2.5 Nikkor-P on my E-PL1. Since you're going Oly mount, I'd go for the 100/2.8 mentioned above.