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OM Zuiko 100mm f/2.8 question

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by With_Eyes_Unclouded, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    Vassilios
    I'm probably getting this lens for my film OMs and was wondering if someone used it with :43:; esp. the OM-D

    Would it be a viable choice as a long portrait lens? How does it compare to native :43: lenses at the same focal length?
     
  2. fdifulco

    fdifulco Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 28, 2011
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Frank
    I used the lens on my ep3 but put it up once i got the the m4/3 45 1.8. when i needed 100mm i used my 4/3 50m with the EC20 or if i wanted 75mm i used with the EC14 - i used only manual focus with this combo. the image quality of the 4/3 and m4/3 modern glass and having Extif data is a plus. but if you are on a budget the OM 100 2.8 works.

    these zoo pictures were taken with EP3 and the OM100. the one of the white gator was with the PL 25, so skip that one.
    https://www.mu-43.com/gallery/g1602-february-2012-zoo.html

    Frank
     
  3. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    Vassilios
    Thanks for the answer Frank. Very nice photos!

    I already have the 45mm f/1.8, but the OM 100mm measures to 200mm on :43:; not comparable in that respect. TBH, I wanted to know if I could use it temporarily, until raising the funds for an Oly 75mm f/1.8 (which I don't see myself avoiding buying... :smile:). I want to use the 100mm as a standard portrait lens on my film OM bodies, but also -possibly- as a long portrait lens (or mid-telephoto) on the OM-D.
     
  4. fdifulco

    fdifulco Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 28, 2011
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Frank
    it will work. i got an OM - 4/3 adapter and then used the mmf1 to complete the setup. i find it needs good lighting for quality pictures.
     
  5. mr_botak

    mr_botak Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading, UK
    David
    It works very well - good light and f5.6 seems best. It is even useable (just) wide open. In truth it is a bit long for most situations. The later version of the 85/2 is better comparison to the 75, but will run you a lot more money.