I should have mentioned, as the thread had wandered to discussion, praise and love of the OMZ 28/2, that the very
qualities praised in the thread would be lost or changed with a focal reducer.
On 8/5/2019 3:30 PM, Moose wrote:
On 8/5/2019 12:17 PM, Jan Steinman wrote:
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
On 8/4/2019 11:06 AM, DZDub wrote:
... on my 28/2... I ought to put it on an OM-5D and shoot with
it exclusively for several days on end.
The problem is that it's a crop sensor camera, and much of the "character" of
FF MF lenses is lost, as well as half the
With a Metabones (or similar high-quality focal reducer), you get about 70% of
that back, though.
I understand your love affair with OM lenses, focal reducers and E-M1 II. And yes, you can get much of the AoV back,
as well as more speed.
But, for those old lenses with "character", i.e. their own unique set of optical failings, that are much beloved by
some odd duck photographers, passing the images through such legerdemain obviates the purpose for having and using
them by overlaying the optical limitations of the focal reducer.
I am also far, far more often looking for more DoF, not less, so the speed
increase isn't important to me.
On µ4/3, I'm interested in only, native full AF lenses. For my stable of old MF oddities and malcontents, I prefer
using them directly on a FF sensor.
I've become a minor fan of the Viltrox Mount Adapter EF-M2, with a thin EF-OM ring. I recently found a place selling
them for $19.95, brand new in box! I ordered three of them. We'll see if I've been had or not.
Nice! I hope it works.
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