Re: [OM] I'm shooting with a Micro 4/3 Pen-F now!

Subject: Re: [OM] I'm shooting with a Micro 4/3 Pen-F now!
From: Christopher Crawford <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:30:39 -0500
I do have some OM lenses, but I have no interest in the current craze for
adapting old lenses to digital bodies. When I got my Canon 5DmkII six
years ago, I bought an OM to EOS adapter, and returned it the same day.
Way more trouble than it was worth. Manual focus was difficult, and the
lack of auto-aperture sucked. On top of that, image quality was no better
than using the Canon EOS lenses I had bought.

I have three Olympus Micro 4/3 lenses now; I just got a 25mm f1.8. They’re
tiny, SHARP, fast, relatively inexpensive, and work seamlessly with the
camera. I plan, once I have some more money to spend, to get some more
lenses. The 12mm f2 and the 75mm f1.8 are ones I really want. I’m too old,
sick, and tired to deal with gear that doesn’t “just work” without any

I am really loving the Pen-F and the three native m4/3 lenses I have.

Chris Crawford
Fine Art Photography
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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On 3/2/18, 1:16 PM, "olympus on behalf of Jan Steinman via olympus"
<olympus-bounces+chris=chriscrawfordphoto.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf
of olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> From: Christopher Crawford <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> For 35mm film, I have used the Olympus OM system since I was a kid. They
>> were the ideal cameras for me; tiny, light, well built, and excellent
>> lenses. I wanted a digital version... I bought a Pen-F and two Olympus
>>lenses, the 17mm f1.8
>> (35mm) and the 45mm f1.8 (90mm).
>Do you still have any of your OM glass? If so, get some adapters and a
>speed booster, and the fun gets multiplied!
>It’s to the point that I’ve spent more on OM glass than on
>micro-four-thirds glass in the past year. :-)
>If you use adapted lenses, a speed booster is a must. Stay away from the
>ones under $100. The Metabones Ultra is supposedly superb for $450. I
>find the Kipon Baveyes Ultra to be good enough for me, at $135,
>currently. (I paid $150 some months ago.)
>With the speed booster, the venerable 55mm f1.2 becomes a 39mm f0.8 lens,
>my “bokeh monster." Next Monday, I get to see what a 15mm f1.4 looks
>like, with the scheduled arrival of an OM 21/2.
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