On 5/16/2018 9:13 AM, Jan Steinman via olympus wrote:
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
On 5/15/2018 9:04 PM, Jan Steinman via olympus wrote:
Thanks for any help offered!
2. Buy Panny 8/4 Fishy
3. Eschew circular
4. Enjoy easy, straightforward use, AF, auto aperture, EXIF.
5. Spend time taking pictures, not futzing
6. Buy Imadio FisheyeHemi Plug-in
7. Fabulous, one shot panoramas. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/fQ9fSxideDAAv13T2>
Thanks. I think.
Do I get to tell you what *you* really want, now? :-)
But of course! However, if it involves machine shop tools, epoxy or questionable electronic connections, I can assure
you it's not what I *really* want.
Electrical connections in adapters: I've used extension tubes with pass through connections on µ4/3. With one tube,
works most of the time. Two tubes, doesn't work much of the time. Gotta take 'em off and wipe all the contacts. I'd
rather be doing something else, like taking pictures.
I'm quite happy using all sorts of lenses and adapters - for manual focus and aperture lenses. I do like to futz around
with odd lenses. I Did use an OM to EF adapter with AF confirmation on Canon EOS bodies, and that worked pretty well,
although getting useful EXIF was a tedious pain and required a bit of trickery.
Just so you won't recommend them, here's what I already have in odd and old, in
addition to a wide range of OM lenses:
FL Aperture Mount Aperture
TV Lens 25 1.4 C Diaphragm
Tamron 28 2.8 M42 Diaphragm
Super Lentar 35 2.8 T Diaphragm
LensBaby Velvet 56 56 1.6 F Diaphragm
Canon 58 1.2 FL Diaphragm
Holga 60 8.0 EF none
Minolta Varisoft 85 2.8 MD Diaphragm
SIMA Soft Focus 100 2.0 T Waterhouse
Sankor 135 2.8 T Diaphragm
Alpex 200 3.5 F Diaphragm
Industar-50-2 50 3.5 M42 Diaphragm
Industar-50-2 No glass 3.5-16 M42 Diaphragm
generic Diaphragm M42 Diaphragm
generic Pinhole EF n/a
LensBaby Optic Swap System Optics
Sweet 35 35 2.5 LB Optic Swap Diaphragm
Sweet 50 50 2.5 LB Optic Swap Diaphragm
Soft Focus 50 2.0 LB Optic Swap Waterhouse
Double Glass 50 2.0 LB Optic Swap Waterhouse
Single Glass 50 2.0 LB Optic Swap Waterhouse
Plastic 50 2.0 LB Optic Swap Waterhouse
Pinhole/Zone Plate LB Optic Swap Slide Pin<->Zone
Fish Eye 12 4.0 LB Optic Swap Waterhouse
LensBaby Optic Swap System Mounts
Adapters to mount this stuff on camera bodies ~= 14
The Tamron, Super Lentar, Canon, Sankor and Alpex are all early, pre-computer design, fast lenses. As such, they have
all sorts of aberrations that make them interestingly "bad" at wide apertures. There are bits of other on and off brand
glass around, but they are too good for Alt use.
Alt . Moose
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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