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    Help me choose first adapter and lens

    I want to try MF lenses + Adapter combo with E-P1. I have never shot this way before so don't want to spend more may be $100-150.

    Looking for some suggestions on good lenses and adapters I can start with.

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    It all has to start with asking yourself what you're looking to shoot with your adapted lens, and go from there. Otherwise there are an infinite possibilities, none of which may satisfy your needs.
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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    Quote Originally Posted by sagar View Post
    I want to try MF lenses + Adapter combo with E-P1. I have never shot this way before so don't want to spend more may be $100-150.

    Looking for some suggestions on good lenses and adapters I can start with.
    Best advice here would be to stick with the inexpensive Chinese adapters off Ebay and put as much money as possible toward the lens. Perhaps a 50mm f1.4 lens from one of the various brands, Olympus, Nikon, Pentax, Canon. Also, a few of the older defunct brands work well, like Konica or Cosina.

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    Canon FD 50 f1.8 -> US$20
    Ceicio7 adaptor -> US$55

    but my telepathy is not doing well this morning, so I'm not sure if you want to do scenery or macro or portraits or what

    either way the 50 is a good start

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    You need an EVF to make good use of manual focus lenses.

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    The Nikon 50/1.8 E series lens is supposed to be very good and can be relatively cheap. And as the others have said, you can get the adaptor from ebay.

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    Thank you for the feedback, will check out these lenses on ebay.
    I forgot to mention, I want to try portraints and/or macro

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    Quote Originally Posted by sagar View Post
    I forgot to mention, I want to try portraints and/or macro
    Any of the 50/1.4s will be a good place to start for portraits. A lot of 50/1.8s are dirt cheap as well.

    For macro you can get extension tubes for your 50, or a bellows. Or your can get a dedicated macro lens.

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    Re: Help me choose first adapter and lens

    I tried a lot of 50s. The Nikon 50 f1.8 Series E is an excellent one to start with. The Fujinon TV 35mm f1.7 is an also an excellent choice.

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