Olympus 150mm F2 on a OMD?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by britinjapan, May 26, 2013.

  1. britinjapan

    britinjapan Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 25, 2013
    I`ve searched and read a little on this combo, but I`m not sure that the focus speed is very useable especially since fast AF is needed on what is a 300mm equivalent. Any views on this. Given the price of this lens compared to the Canon and Nikon equivalents, it almost seems like a E5 body might be a good buy to run this combo? Any views versus the Canon/Nikon output? Is either Oly combo easily handheld for walk around shooting?
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Might want to wait until Lumix releases their 150 ƒ2.8
     
  3. digitaldan1

    digitaldan1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    I have the 150 f2 and E-M5 and once owned the Canon 300 2.8L (first version) and used it with both the 1DmkIIn and 40D.

    My impression is that the 150 f2 on the E-5 is comparable to the 300 2.8L on the 40D, but not in the same league as on the 1DmkIIn.

    Used on the E-M5 with the appropriate converter, the AF is good, but not up to the E-5 or the 300 2.8L on the 40D. I'd call it serviceable for many types of photography, but I'd hate to try and make a living as a sports photographer with it. Still, it's AF is faster than any of the MFT lenses I've used with the possible except of the 45 1.8 which is very crisp on the E-M5.
     
  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Unless you're Steph.

    https://www.mu-43.com/f88/football-night-omd-150-f-2-a-45284/
     
  5. digitaldan1

    digitaldan1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Definitely some very nice shots, but they were done with manual focus according to the post. The OP's question was about the AF performance.