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Re: [OM] Hello from the past:), 9355 messages later and two lenses offer

Subject: Re: [OM] Hello from the past:), 9355 messages later and two lenses offered (24 shift and 21f2).
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:55:25 -0700
On 9/21/2020 5:10 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
Panasonic AF stinks,
Works for me, better than E-M5 II, for most subjects.
With non Panasonic lenses, that DFD is horrid.

I haven't encountered that. My fingers were poised to disagree. Then I realized that my slow movement from Oly to Panny lenses means I seldom use the few Oly lenses I have left.

It all started with the Oly 14-150 lens I had when I got a GM5. I loved the ergonomics and FL range, but no IS was a problem, so I switched to the Panny 14-140, with OIS. Then Ctein, after one of his compulsive lens comparisons, declared the then new Panny 42.5/1.7 to be better away from center than the Oly 45/1.8 - AND - OIS.

80+% of the photos in this gallery were taken with GM5 and those two lenses. 
<https://goo.gl/photos/JE6dSSvqHtBRRWXb6>

If I recall correctly, it's not DFD that is horrid; it's non-existent with Oly lenses, and simple CDAF is what's making you unhappy.

On 9/28/2020 9:24 AM, Ken Norton wrote:
I've been encountering an interesting twist to this whole adapted lens
thingy that I hope the collective wisdom might be able to weigh in on.

The 4/3 mount 12-60 SWD lens is a very very fine lens, but when used
on the GX85, the stabilization goes wonky when the lens is extended to
the long end.

The "real" question may be why you are using this lens, or any Oly 4/3 lens, on a Panny µ4/3 body. Those lenses are designed for PDAF focusing, which the Panny, and Olys other than the E-M1 series, don't have. Also, Panny's DfD AF won't work with them. So, you need a tripod to hold the camera so you won't get a cramp hand holding it, waiting for focus. :-)

Like trying to use horse tack on a camel. ;-)

I don't know if it's happening on the E-3 as I can't see it in
operation in the same way,

But wait! Those two bits of gear were actually designed to work together!

PDG AF Moose

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