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    Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    There's no fast, short tele option in the MFT lineup. Closest thing available is the Leica 45, and that's only available to Jono .

    So what are the rest using? Is is working for you? Lets see some of those adapted OM, Pen, Konica, Canon FD, C-mount, Voigtlander, Leica M, Zeiss ZM, and Nikon F lens photos and learn about the options!

    If you happen to have the Leica 45 macro :envy:, post some images here as well .
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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Amin

    I'm using / evaluating a variety 50mm tele's FD and OM. I like the OM 1.8 better than the FD 1.8 but like the extra shallow field of the FD 1.4 more than the OM. Edges of the FD 1.4 are softer than the OM 1.8 but when you have the FD @ f2 theyre equal (and both better than the FD 1.8

    the 1.8's compared here

    Sample portrait:



    I kind of like a 100mm as well ... and use the OM 2.8 ... although I don't have any portraits to share with that one this is it taking a bird at about 20 meters


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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Hi Amin,

    Here is one oldie I have online as I just posted it at another unmentionable forum:


    You may find what you look for in the thread called G1 shooting with 50mm lenses, or something like that.

    EDIT: I found the 50mm thread http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6096

    And pellicle: How do find the Zuiko OM100/2.8 at f/2.8 in general?

    regards, /Jonas

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    There's no fast, short tele option in the MFT lineup.
    I don't know where you have been but one of the very first images from the G1 I posted here were from a Canon 50/0.95.


    If you happen to have the Leica 45 macro :envy:, post some images here as well .

    No such problems at all.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    I am using an Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 and Schneider 40mm f/1.9. I also have an Olympus 50mm f/3.5 macro but don't use it much.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Just got it a few days ago, the Pen 60/1.5:


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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    I'm using a Nikkor 50/1.4 as well as a Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Not the most exciting images (below), but samples nonetheless; all shots taken 1-stop down from wide open

    Canon FD 50mm f/1.4


    Minolta M-Rokkor f/2


    Canon FD 85mm f/1.8 (Not really a "short" tele, but I guess that depends on one's perspective)
    Last edited by JBurnett; 9th November 2009 at 07:16.
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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Can't get to examples right now but using my Leica 50mm pre-asph Summilux (f1.4). However, I want the 45 macro because I don't like the .7 meters close focus distance of the Leica lens.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Most of the time I use my Summicron R 50/2, and I just started playing with the Kern Switar 50/1.4 a little bit. I also want to see what the Kodak Cine 63/2 can do but that one needs a good cleaning and lubing first.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    I use Canon FD(n) 50mm f/1.4 and the Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8, both of which I thoroughly enjoy.


    FD 50mm f/1.4





    Hexanon 40mm f/1.8


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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Contax G Carl Zeiss Planar 45/2


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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Amin,

    No shots available right now, but I'm using the CV 50mm f1.5 Nokton.

    Cheers,

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    Re: CV 50mm f1.5 Nokton

    Quote Originally Posted by simonclivehughes View Post
    No shots available right now, but I'm using the CV 50mm f1.5 Nokton.
    Me too. Posted some already, somewhere ...

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Oké, here are some with the CV Nokton 50/1.5
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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I don't know where you have been but one of the very first images from the G1 I posted here were from a Canon 50/0.95.





    No such problems at all.
    From my Canon 50/.95 wide open using C-mount adapters ( one on the lens and one on the camera. No infinity focus, and furthest out about five feet. Lens is currently at DAG for m-mount conversion.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    My fastests lens and the one I use most lately is the Revuenon 55/1.2
    Very nice lens and great for bokehgraphy. You can find a lot of photos token with this lens in the Bokehthread.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Using CV 50 1.5 Nokton, Canon FD 50 1.2, CV 75 2.5 Heliar, Canon FD 85 1.8. I think there are samples from all of these lenses taken with the G1 in my pbase gallery or main gallery.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    (50/.95,G1)
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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    There's no fast, short tele option in the MFT lineup. Closest thing available is the Leica 45, and that's only available to Jono.
    My portrait to tele lenses are:

    Konica Hexanon AR 40mm f/1.8
    Olympus Pen G.Zuiko 40mm f/1.4
    Pentax-M 50mm f/1.4
    Olympus Pen G.Zuiko 70mm f/2
    Pentax SMC Takumar 135mm f/3.5

    They all do a great job, and each has its own imaging character.

    I plan to buy the Macro-Elmarit 45/2.8 ASPH anyway: the 40-50mm focal length is one of my favorites on FourThirds, it's nice to have a fully functional lens even if I do use MF most of the time anyway.

    Just waiting for them to be available and for the cash to materialize.

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Just waiting for them to be available and for the cash to materialize.
    I suspect this is my route too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Just waiting for them to be available and for the cash to materialize.
    ditto. I'm not a big MF person, mainly because I don't want to do any stop down metering, heh.

    While I wait, I'm hoping someone slips out ~45/1.4 MFT that has been secretly been worked on but unmentioned on roadmaps.....

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    Sample portrait:
    Beautiful light in that portrait!

    Quote Originally Posted by mabelsound View Post
    Just got it a few days ago, the Pen 60/1.5:
    Very nice! I've heard only great things about that lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    Here is one oldie I have online as I just posted it at another unmentionable forum:
    Beautiful, thanks Jonas. Another legendary lens.

    Like Simon, Michael, and Scho, I've been using the Nokton 50/1.5. I just took delivery of the lens/adapter, so I don't have much to show yet. Here's a quick wide open photo of my 6-year-old son Oliver with the Nokton wide open on a GH1:



    Given the kind of background that will ruin a lens' reputation, I think the Nokton handled the bokeh very well.
    -Amin Sabet

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Just one with the Summicron 50 that I liked: My buddy Gavin and his Mom at the zoo. Still working on getting perfect sharpness in fast situations... Just a basic jpg with minimal sharpening and darkening of highlights.



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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Linh View Post
    ditto. I'm not a big MF person, mainly because I don't want to do any stop down metering, heh.
    don't let that thought get in your way with the G1 its totally transparent to the photographer.

    I simply set aperture to what I want on the lens (which stops down) and use the lens as if the only difference was it was manual focus ... on P or Av it just simply works fantastically. No "mirror shapes disturbing the accuracy of metering" on this system ...

    heck, even the brightness of the EVF auto compensates :-)

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    Re: Micro FT - Which short tele are you using? (Image thread)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    Beautiful light in that portrait!
    thanks :-)

    if you haven't already just grab any 50mm lens (f1.8 or f2) and pick based on which lens series you'd like to get (Nikon, Canon, Pentax ...) and that will save you money on adaptors.

    I picked FD because they are cheap (still) and perform well ... however I'm switching to OM because while they're a bit dearer I can use them on my EOS film camera too ... (that's where I do my IR black and white :-)


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