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    A bit more reach for my EPL1

    Thought I'd post this in case anyone is interested in budget alternatives to getting more reach out of their micro 4/3rds camera
    I've been playing with old Nikon lenses on my EPL1.
    I have an old 75-300mm (with the manual aperture ring) that cost me $40 from cash converters

    This pic is at 18mm on my 9-18mm Olympus lens for comparison only - definitely not a postcard shot, this one!
    P9188864mod1r.jpg

    At full reach on the 75-300mm (handheld)
    P9188869mod1r.jpg

    Only downside is that the aperture & focus have to be adjusted manually - no smarts in the micro 4/3rds to Nikon adapter (about $40 on ebay)

    Another example below. (handheld)
    P9178642mod1r.jpg
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    legacy lenses can be really helpful on micro 4/3, adding great optics for little money

    FD300 f4


    tawny Frogmouth by obakesan, on Flickr

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    That's a nice shot Pellicle. The bird looks a bit suspicious of you.
    Do you find that when you put a standard lens back on sometimes your camera is a bit confused?
    Every so often, when I change back, I have to power down a couple of times to get it to talk to the lens again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattNQ View Post
    That's a nice shot Pellicle.
    thanks :-)
    The bird looks a bit suspicious of you.
    well I did wake him (or her) up in mid sleep ... awfully wuud of me

    Do you find that when you put a standard lens back on sometimes your camera is a bit confused?
    Every so often, when I change back, I have to power down a couple of times to get it to talk to the lens again.
    never had that, but then I use a Panasonic. Might be an Olympus thing.

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    wait until you get some high end legacy glass on your olympus. i haven't used an auto lens now for some time.

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    Love the tawny frogmouth pic, where-abouts was it taken? Ive seen a few around the southern suburbs of sydney, they are magnificent creatures.

    I was about to get a zuiko 9-18 lens for my EPL1 but read about these nikon adaptors. What would be my effective lens size in the old 35mm scale if I mounted a nikkor 24mm using this system?

    Thanks in advance, stu
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    m4/3 effectively doubles your focal length, so your 24mm becomes a 48mm or thereabouts.

    Which can be a problem if you want to go nice & wide.

    You won't be disappointed with the 9-18mm if you decide to go that way. I found it excellent for landscapes. It currently lives on the EPL1.

    Would be nicer with a larger aperture - not a great lens if you are after bokeh - your 24mm on an adapter will probably still work better for that
    but I've had heaps of fun with it. Very versatile. A few examples below.







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    "[QUOTE=MattNQ;1034290]m4/3 effectively doubles your focal length, so your 24mm becomes a 48mm or thereabouts.

    Which can be a problem if you want to go nice & wide."

    Hi mattnq: it's not the focal length that is doubled, it's actually the FOV that is halved. So your 24mm has the field of view half that of the same lens on a full-frame sensor.

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    "[QUOTE=MattNQ;1034290]m4/3 effectively doubles your focal length, so your 24mm becomes a 48mm or thereabouts.

    Which can be a problem if you want to go nice & wide."

    Hi mattnq: it's not the focal length that is doubled, it's actually the FOV that is halved. So your 24mm has the field of view half that of the same lens on a full-frame sensor.

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