Sun 26-Feb-12 05:34 PM | edited Sun 26-Feb-12 07:11 PM by Larry E30
Wow - just got a connecting piece in the mail for my 4/3's Olympus E-PL1 to use my Nikon mount lenses ... including "G".
That means there is a lever to open or close apperature(otherwise ya'd have only one set apperature).
The lenses I most wanted to try were my Sunex 5.6mm ,my Tokina 10-17 fisheye ,and my Sigma 8-16.
(I been stuggling to buy a Panasonic 7-14)(cost 7-$900.00)
Findings so far ; Sunex - not so good,Tokina is OK - I may use it for level pano's,and BEST was Sigma 8-16 - though is is a little large and a little heavy.
I'm also excited to try my Vivitar/(Tokina) 400mm ! ... that's equal to an 800mm by 35mm conversion!!!!!!! and 5.6 !!
Pics to follow.
Edit; OK - pics !!! ;
two examples ; small area = 14-42mm @ 14mm large area = Sigma 8-16 @8mm So far not so easy to get good results - at first I was shooting too slow a shutter speed,next(?)who knows what ...but I got some OK ones for here.; I'll get it all worked out...
Mon 27-Feb-12 10:02 PM | edited Mon 27-Feb-12 10:18 PM by Larry E30
OK - did a new test ;
Shots 1 and 2 with Sunex, (on E-PL1 w/Nikon mount), 1) as it comes,and 2) cropping out a rectangle.
Shots 3 and 4 are with Tokina 10-17 @10mm, 3) full,and 4) with a cropped out pano.
Shots 5 and 6 are with Sigma 8-16mm ... both full as they come @8mm
Shooting with this 4/3's to Nikon mount is fairly easy.I put camera on manual.Guesstimate best ISO and Shutter speed (60th or much faster),then ya turn the ring on the mount ...which lifts or lowers the apperature prong...which adjusts the exposure brightness on the back of the camera!!!! $20. or $30.00 mount!!!(I paid $30.00 used)
Also consider wider for Olympus 4'3's is $500.00 - $1000.00 !!! So this is a NICE compromise.
Larry, yeah...this Frankenstein stuff is fun. I can see why the guys using the Nikon 1 format enjoy it so much. Yesterday I took out my old Sigma 170-500 that i had not used in years, to a Tamron 2x multiplier to a F mount adapter to my E-P3. Put it on a monopod (next time have to get the tripod out) and had some fun. So, I think I ended up with like a 680-2000, or whatever crazy number it was. It worked...great time.
Today i have been using an OLD 35-135 (the big one, not the plastic smaller one)that had a "macro" feature and shooting away. Macro feature gets me to around four inches from subject, but I can focus out further.