What is operational with Nikkor / Rokkor etc.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Alanroseman, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello All,
    Hello All,

    I'm enjoying my time here on mu-43!

    Just dove into the micro 4/3 world.
    DMC-GF1 -
    Oly Ep-1.
    Oly & Panny kit zooms
    20mm f 1.7 pancake.
    Oly FL-36 (will it ever recycle?)

    I have what I hope is an easy question. I'd like to buy a Nikkor or Rokkor 45 - 50 mm lens with an adapter.

    I'm aware that the Autofocus won't function. Correct?

    Will the exposure meter operate?
    Or, do I need to break out the old hand held light meter?
     
  2. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    yes, it's good here, innit?
    to answer briefly .... yes, yes, and no, not unless you want to
     
  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Right to the point... low verbosity

    Well, that certainly was a "right to the point" answer.

    I've read lots of the adaptive lens thread, perhaps I was being a little too lazy in searching for my answer....

    That said, MC, MD series are okay with adapters?
    Any manual Nikkor series.

    I've been wondering about all the folks shooting with some older glass, and what their doing for exposure...
     
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    if you want to shoot at anything other than wide open you will have to remember to set the aperture ring before shooting. Usual working practice is to open up the aperture to get focus as easily as possible then stop down to check metering then shoot. I tend to shoot all my legacy lenses wide open though :)

    K
     
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Well, now depends on what you mean by settling the exposure. There is no keens to automatically adjust the aperture, so the only thing it can set is the shutter speed. But, yes, the light meter will determine how much is coming in and set the shutter speed based on the ISO you have selected.
     
  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Wide Open Then....

    I see.

    Wide open and allow the camera body / shutter to adjust for the exposure.

    Is that correct?
     
  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Camera set to A for aperture priority - lens wide open for focussing - then stop down if you want more DOF and the camera will choose the correct shutter speed

    K
     
  8. I usually just set my E-P1 to P, or A, or the art filter mode. They all meter fine. If it's bright enough you can focus at your chosen aperture. If it's a bit dark you might want to open up the aperture to focus as suggested.
     
  9. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello All,

    Thanks for the explanation. It was very helpful. I'm going to try and remember which family member has my old Minoltas and Nikons....

    Happy Holidays
     
  10. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

    260
    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lois
    In the other hand, S mode is no different than M mode.
    The camera can’t seem to ramp up or turn down the ISO according to the metering.
     
  11. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Summation:

    1. Manual Lenses Only? (MC / MD Rokkor. Nikkor - Ashai etc. et all)

    2. Add / place an adapter ring

    3. Full open (f 1.4, f 1.7 etc.)

    4. Place Pany / Oly in "A - Ai - or shutter priority.

    5. Auto exposure / metering is operational

    6. Stop down using the (good old) aperture ring

    7. Shoot away....

    Is that about it?
     
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Comparo - My Wife says the GF1 is "bite size"

    Here's a comparo pic.

    Canon D series vs. GF1 - the Oly hadn't arrived when I shot this.

    My wife says the GF1 is bite sized.....
     
  13. Just noticed the comment on the FL36. Sadly, it is too true.
     
  14. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Regarding the Fl-36...

    Yes. The cycle time of the FL-36 at full power is 180 minutes, or the same length of time required to cook a holiday ham, under optimum conditions...

    That first flash though.... awesome!
     
  15. Yes, but warming up the oven waiting for that first flash is a long journey in itself.
     
  16. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I have to say, to this point. I truly love both cameras. I do enjoy the 20mm Pany the most as far as the lenses go.

    My only regret is the OLY Fl-36 flash. I find it to be as close to useless as any piece of modern equipment I've ever purchased...

    When it's finally ready it seems like you should announce the fact...hey, everyone watch this! My FL-36 is about to flash..
     
  17. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    780
    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    Do you need to baste it first to get it to brown evenly? :biggrin:
     
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  18. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    The ep1 works great in manual mode with legasy lenses. Set apeture on lens set rear wheel to control shutter in menue. Turn wheel til exposure meter shows correct value and fire! Live view works great as constant preview. Use the fl36 in same mode and control filflash with flash manual control wheel. Flash wil recycle much quicker. We did christmas pics usingflash bounced off wall and black background. Beautiful!
     
  19. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Which legacy lenses do you have?
    Which adapter mounts do you prefer?

    Thanks for the thoughtful and descriptive answer..
     
  20. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    I have several brand lenses and adapters from different sources. They are all manual and it makes no differance except that some tend to not to fit as snug as others. My most used lens at present is the vivitar series 1 70 210 in minolta mount. A great wildlife combo, just not autofocus. Get your favorite brand lens and a cheep china adapter and have fun.