October 16, 2011

New life for old lenses

My Olympus E-PL2 is a marvelous toy and with the proper adapter, it allows the use of many "vintage" Olympus OM lenses. These lenses can be mounted on the E-PL2 with the optional MF-2 OM Adapter.
Therefore, their use has some restrictions such as: no autofocus, spot metering does not work properly (stop-down metering is used), aperture display in the M (Manual) shooting mode is not available and probably some more. Despite this shortages, the charm of these old lenses is amazing and the blur quality is outstanding. None of the limitations seem insurmountable. I would love to get my hands more lenses soon so I could test the compatibility and quality of the resulting pictures!

The shot above was taken with an OM 50mm f/1.8 lens (equivalent to a 100 mm for the E-PL2).

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My ladies J. & A. My lab Jasper. Photography. iMac. Colors. iPhone. Black&White. Cross Processing. Nik Multimedia. Canon. Reading my iPad. Movies. Knowledge. Snow. Sunsets. Sunrises. Capturing that perfect moment. Bruce Springsteen. Rosè Wine. Beer. Sushi and Wasabi. My BMW XDrive. The good old 80s. Hipstamatic. Elvis Presley. Travels. BBQ. Country & Blues. USA. Seattle. Instagram. Alternative music. Planes. Apps. Crème Brulée. MTB. Provence. National Geographic. FOX Crime. Chicken Wings and BBQ sauce.

Currently shooting with...

CANON EF 17-40 mm f/4 L
CANON EF 70-200 mm f/4 L
TAMRON 90 mm f/2.8 MACRO

Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4

Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17 mm f/1.8

Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 mm f/2.8

iPhone 5S