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What adapted prime lens to get for a good bokeh

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Aulrehpotsirhc, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    Im a student here so i can't afford to spend 500+ on a pancake lens. What lens can be used with gf1 through adapter. Able to adjust aperture and manual focus
     
  2. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    I've got an Olympus OM 50mm f1.8 with an OM to m4/3 mount and it takes great shots with great bokeh.

    It cost me £8.00 for the lens and £14 for the mount. Best £22 spent in a long time!
     
  3. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    WOW! That must be a extremely good deal. Where did u buy your lens and mount from? Any other lens to recommend?
     
  4. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    I picked up my lens from cash converters and the mount from ebay. I think you can get the lenses from ebay quite often for under £20. I know you can get a 28mm OM lens too but not sure how much they are.

    Depends on how much you want to pay because you can pick up the Olympus M4/3 17mm pancake for under £150 if you look about. I paid £130 for mine :biggrin:

    Here are a few shots I took yesterday

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  5. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    Right now im not gonna get a native lens as i do not have the cash and would like to explore manual focus. may i know what does the OM stands for?
     
  6. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
  7. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Yes, I agree! Get an Olympus OM System 50mm f/1.8 lens! :smile:

    It works wonders!!!

    Here is one of the very first shots I took with it! Shot wide open!

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    Pink Blossom by Taz Spin, on Flickr
     
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  8. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    that is amazing!

    I took this at Canary Wharf yesterday:

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  9. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    Amazing! looks like i will set my sight on it and what mount to buy? New to this adapted lens
     
  10. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Check out ebay (just type OM M4/3 and it will find them) or try LITOOC - I got mine from them and it works great.
     
  11. amblyopia

    amblyopia New to Mu-43

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    May 25, 2011
    love the Canon FD 50mm 1.4. hard to beat the quality and price;)
     
  12. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    There are a number a good options. You don't mention what focal length you're looking for but there are a lot of fast 50's out there that would work and not set you back that much. The ones I have had/used are...

    Minolta Rokkor 50/1.7
    Konica Hexanon 50/1.7
    Konica Hexanon 40/1.8
    Olympus OM 50/1.8
    Pentax Super Takumar 50/1.4
    Pentax Super takuamr 55/2

    Of that lot the Super Takumar 50/1.4 had the creamiest bokeh. It was also the priciest at around $100. The Olympus 50/1.8 OTOH is one of my favorites and is a a great deal. I think mine cost all of $30.
     
  13. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    thanks!
     
  14. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    how much did u get for? i search it in ebay and it range from 10usd to 300+
     
  15. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011

    Wow! Thanks for listing all of this down and i can have a good search in ebay. Is the olympus om 50/1.4 better than the 1.8 as the price is near?
     
  16. Aulrehpotsirhc

    Aulrehpotsirhc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 16, 2011
    Any recommendation on wide angle lens? Thanks
     
  17. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    +1 for the Super Tak. Love mine, but need to use it more.
     
  18. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I found that of the lens that I have had both the faster and slower versions of (Konica 50/1.4 and 50/1.7, Minolta 50/1.7 and 50/1.4 and Pen-F 40/1.4 and 38/1.8 the slower lens was a tad sharper than the faster one. That said, I have never used the OM 50/1.4, I have heard it has very good bokeh. The 50/1.8 I have is the last version (with the words "Made in Japan" on the front. It is reputed to be the sharpest of the OM 50/1.8's. I'd be surprised if you could pick up a 50/1.4 for around the same price as a 50/1.8.

    No matter which way you go however they are all quite good.

    WA lenses are a it more difficult because to get WA like you would be on film you need an ultra WA and those are pretty spendy. My favorite WA lens (which gives me the equivalent of a 48mm on film) is my OM 24/2.8. The OM28/2.8 and 28/3.5 are both very good. The Super Tak 28/3.5 gives a very 3D look as does the Konica 28/3.5.
     
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  19. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Regarding the Konica's...they are quite sharp and very nice lenses but I have never found their bokeh to be something that I'd get all excited about. I forgot the original post was for lenses with good bokeh so I figured I should point that out.
     
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  20. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
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