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    A portrait

    A bit quiet here lately, so I thought I'd add a photo. One of my favourite portraits, taken with the rusty old E-1 and the cheap 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, at 14mm wide open.


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    Re: A portrait

    Beautiful........
    I was actually thinking of picking up an E1 /quite cheap from a friend $250.00
    would my 40mm konica F1.8 lens work for this ? Cheers! helen

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    Re: A portrait

    Unfortunately, there's no adapter available for Konica lenses. Still, there are people using them on 4/3 cameras after modifying the lens. According to some, it's very, very easy. I wouldn't know, since I have six thumbs on each hand (and the left arm in a sling at the moment)

    Here's the instructions from one of the handymen:

    http://blog.lewander.com/

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    Re: A portrait

    Jorgen, nice smiles all around and eye contact from all four. Well done.

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    Re: A portrait

    Very nice Jorgen! Every time I look at it, it puts a smile on my face.

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    Re: A portrait

    I love this shot. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Re: A portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Unfortunately, there's no adapter available for Konica lenses. Still, there are people using them on 4/3 cameras after modifying the lens. According to some, it's very, very easy. I wouldn't know, since I have six thumbs on each hand (and the left arm in a sling at the moment)

    Here's the instructions from one of the handymen:

    http://blog.lewander.com/
    Thank You for the tip....will have to have someone do it for me ....I'm not that handy
    Do hope a speedy recovery for your left arm
    All the Best helen

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    Re: A portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Thank You for the tip....will have to have someone do it for me ....I'm not that handy
    Do hope a speedy recovery for your left arm
    All the Best helen
    Not very speedy I'm afraid. Broken collar-bone = 6 weeks. Damaged the viewfinder of my E-1 as well Hopefully, that's repairable too.

    Thanks all for the kind words. Much appreciated. The photo is one of a series from a slum in Manila, an unforgettable evening with lots of smiles (and lots of water too). I hope to go back there with some prints later this year.

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    Re: A portrait

    Hi Helen,

    if it's in good condition, I would recommend you grab that E-1... I'm (sadly) about to sell mine to a friend, got to make space for an E-420!

    I've just started to 'upgrade' my Hexanon conversions from the cardboard spacer design to this cut-pcb method devised by my friend Pete Snaar (scroll half way down this page) :
    http://www.snaar.co.uk/lenses/index.html

    It's about the best method I've seen, and leaves your lenses nice and strong.

    My recommendation for a legacy lens would be the Hexanon 57mm f1.4 (or even better, the rubber MF ring version of the 57mm f1.2 which is the best portrait lens ever imho)... the 40mm pancake is a very nice, compact and sharp f1.8 lens though.

    p.s. Jorgen, that's a great B&W portrait.

    Kind Regards

    Brian

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    Re: A portrait

    Hey Brian
    Thank You for the link / SUPERB
    and your insights / DIVINE
    Decisions here.........
    So should I be Tempted by the 420
    or be Content with the E1 ?
    All the Best, Helen

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    Re: A portrait

    Helen, if you can afford the difference, the E-420 will be the better camera.

    Here's a shot with the E-3 + 57mm f1.2 @f2.8 from this afternoon of my youngest daughter... the E-420 has the same sensor as the E-3.


    Kind Regards (and thank you Jorgen, for inspiring us with your portrait)

    Brian

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    Re: A portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Helen, if you can afford the difference, the E-420 will be the better camera.
    Here's a shot with the E-3 + 57mm f1.2 @f2.8 from this afternoon of my youngest daughter... the E-420 has the same sensor as the E-3.
    Kind Regards (and thank you Jorgen, for inspiring us with your portrait)Brian
    Your Daughter is GORGEOUS / very sweet Lovely Shot ....
    the colors are beautiful
    Not so 'Disney Pop' like I see in some cameras today. Nikon's yellow & greens are over the top for me
    Thank You ! helen (I'll hold out for the upcoming 420 /YEAHHHHH!!!)

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    Re: A portrait

    Thank you Helen, not long to wait for the E-420... we'll be having a thorough look at it next weekend, so I'll hopefully be able to share much more info about it then.

    Kind Regards

    Brian

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    Re: A portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post

    p.s. Jorgen, that's a great B&W portrait.
    Thanks Brian.

    The E-420 looks good, and I might even put the E-3 on hold for a few more months to try out the 420 first. When that is done, I guess the E-520 will be available as well, and..... will I ever get an E-3?

    In April, I'll most probably buy the Voigtländer 58/1.4 in F-mount for my Fuji. I'll obviously try it out on the Olympus as well. Has anybody else tried that combo?

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