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    E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    OK, I just got my VM Adapter from Stephen and I'm ready to try my 50 Lux on the E-P1. I would love some advise on E-P1 settings, MF tips, etc. before I venture out with this setup. Thanks for any advise or tips. -Durr

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    Thanks for the help. I guess I will just wing it and see how it goes. I will post what I find. -Durr

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    Re: E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    it's the best way to learn.... the only MF tip i can offers is when it looks sharpest on the screen it will be in focus

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    Re: E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    Quote Originally Posted by durrIII View Post
    OK, I just got my VM Adapter from Stephen and I'm ready to try my 50 Lux on the E-P1. I would love some advise on E-P1 settings, MF tips, etc. before I venture out with this setup. Thanks for any advise or tips. -Durr

    There is a lot of information on the site about settings for manual focus - do a search and you will find it

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    Re: E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    I shot with the 50 Lux wide open on the EP1 and posted about it in my review of the EP1 (site in my sig) Anyway, I found if shooting wide open, you will want to use the MF assist for precise focus. With an Oly lens its automatic, but with a Leica lens you have to manually engage that mode, then manually disengage it. Kind of a pain but worth it if you want a perfect in focus shot. Otherwise, if you shoot at F2-2.8 you can use the screen as it is. Here is one of a squirrel I just took at 1.4 with the 50 and the PEN.



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    Re: E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    oh maybe one tip for dur.... set the IS for the focal length of the lens you are using.

    with manual focus lenses there is no communication between the body and the lens

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    Re: E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    Thanks to all. Kevin, do I set the camera to 50 or 100 because of the crop factor?

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    Re: E-P1 MF w/50 Lux TIPS PLEASE

    Set it to 50. I will note though, that the 50mm lenses seem to be a rather bit softer in the corners than they are on film or the M8 -- they still have a lovely look though. Basically, the longer the M lens, the better it does on the EP-1. 75mm and up is great.
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