I have been planning to buy an ILC for quite some time, but couldn't decide whether to buy a NEX (bigger sensor, no IBIS, fewer decent native lenses, focus peaking) or an m43 (smaller sensor, Olympus IBIS, arguably better and/or smaller native lenses, no focus peaking). Finally I decided that since I don't have that many great manual lenses (some M42 Takumars and K mount lenses), m43 it is for me. My somewhat better Pentax lenses are DA and have no aperture ring and the adapters including an aperture mechanism sound impractical. But now having just received my OM-D with the 12-50mm and 45mm f/1.8 lenses, I'm wondering if I should get M42 and K adapters nevertheless. Hence a few questions.
- How easy do you find manual focusing using the OM-D?
- How exactly do you do it?
- Is the pseudo focus peaking art filter of any real use?
- I had thought of buying Novoflex adapters, but since we're really talking about a rather simple piece of tube, perhaps the money is more wisely spent elsewhere. Which adapters are recommended, which to be avoided?