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Zuiko Digital 50 f2 on EP1...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by JohnF, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    Hi -

    I took these this afternoon...

    20101212-PC1232678x6.

    20101212-PC1232498x6.

    20101212-PC1232558x6.

    and for the pixel-peepers, this is what the EP1 is really capable of...

    100percent.

    That's a 100% crop of the original.

    These were done using iAuto, the Panasonic adapter, the 50 f2 4/3 lens, some tweaking in Lightroom, and basta.

    Handheld, ISO 400, 1/100th at f4.

    Using the 50 on the EP1 is fine if you are willing to live with the notorious "hmmm, nope, that's not sharp...nope, that's not sharp either...hmmm, let's go the other direction...nope, not yet, closer...getting there...almost there...really, really close...woops, went too far...darn, too far back...and YES! it's in focus!!!!" method of autofocus. To be fair, the same is largely true on an E30, but this lens really does seem to bring out the worst in the EP1 autofocus...

    JohnF
     
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  2. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    243
    Nov 23, 2010
    Canada
    Yep, when I use the 50mm f/2 on my E-PL1 I let it rack back and forth on auto-focus, but almost always have to tweak it a bit with the manual focus assist.
     
  3. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    657
    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Agreed! When it gets there though it is just sooooo worth it! I love this lens :)
     
  4. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    297
    Nov 4, 2010
    amazing detail!