Favorite 4/3rds Micro Lens?

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  1. katsrevenge

    katsrevenge No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I almost always have a bag on me, lol. I used to carry around one of those little compact cameras all of the time years ago, and often carry my DLSR these days. Something smaller will be handy, I think. Racquetball size sounds good.

    Only time B 'plays' with my camera stuff is if I switch a lens and ask him to hold one while I fiddle with the other. Lucky for me he is tolerant and loving and will hold it with a bemused look on his face.

    Which 75mm? Or is it just the length on this format that people like?


     
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    He's talking about the Olympus 75mm f1.8. Very sharp, fast lens. Great for indoor sports and venues that have low light like concerts. Also great for portrait shots.
     
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    Ah, got ya. Looks nice, but well over the budget for what I can spend.
     
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    There's a no-name CCTV based 8mm f/3.8 fisheye lens available for ~£60 which is quite fun.
    eg. 8mm f/3.8 CCTV MFT mount Fisheye lens for 4/3" camera Micro M4/3 Panasonic OM-D | eBay

    And of course you can adapt practically any old lenses you already have. I find this easily gives some longer focal lengths if you don't mind going manual :)

    If you want AF, lenses like the Panasonic Vario 45-200 can be had (used) for under £150 & perform quite well. Mine gives me better results than my adapted lenses for practically all action shots.
     
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    katsrevenge No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    OHH!!!!! Neat!

    Manual is not a problem.
     
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    Those things are so small, even compared to my little 35 prime (my smallest lens). I can't steal a ball from my chihuahua to compare the zoom to.. she plays with balls she steals from the cats... but it looks about the same size as the 50 Nikon lens. Neat.

    Many thanks for the photos, heh.

    ....did you throw it for her afterwards? Poor thing, LOL.
     
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    The lens and system are very portable.

    I did, after she stole it from the coffee table. :)
     
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    It's here, and I have one of those manual CCTV lenses on it. Instead of being outside taking emo photos of a grey, rainy day... I have a black/grey screen. I've emailed the seller, they say it works fine... so it must be the lens?
    [​IMG]Photo by Kat M., on Flickr

    Is there a trick to using one of these adapters that I'm too derpy to see? I lined up the little hole with the little button thingy. I'll be ordering a Sigma 19mm or 17mm later this week. If it still doesn't work, back it goes.

    Edit to add, I've tried M, S, A and P on the dial.
     
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    When putting on the lens do not press the lens release button. Only press the button to release the lens. Screw on the lens and let it click on place.
     
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    I did this twice. A small orange light flashed at me from the bottom right corner, but there is still no image.
     
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    You may have some luck asking your question here: Adapted Lenses
     

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