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Old Jun 18, 2008, 6:24 PM   #31
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im with you on the auto focus. im pretty good at manual focus on my e1, but thats normally the way i shoot, so i get practice.
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 12:33 PM   #32
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Damn lens went up to 176 bux I went as high as 140. This sucks
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 12:36 PM   #33
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signalsoldier wrote:
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Damn lens went up to 176 bux I went as high as 140. This sucks
You may consider this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Series_1.html

selling for 99bucks

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Old Jun 19, 2008, 2:19 PM   #34
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I ordered it! Your a life saver!

Is this the same lens just different mounts?
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Old Jun 19, 2008, 2:48 PM   #35
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signalsoldier wrote:
Is this the same lens just different mounts?



Yep,

Since it is for a Minolta slr, you'll need a minolta to 4/3 adapter. You can get one at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Minolta-MD-lens-...713.m153.l1262

total cost for lens and adapter looks like it will add up to just about what you bid on EBay for the lens.

Frankly, if you hadn't ordered it, I was going to pick it up-a reallygood deal.

Hope you have fun with it.

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Old Jun 19, 2008, 4:24 PM   #36
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fantastic. now you'll have a way to mount rokkor lenses, you lucky dog
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 2:51 AM   #37
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Are the Rokkor lenses generally good? I see a lot of them for nearly nothing on eBay. I too am looking for more macro/super-wide shooting, and while I have the extension tube and some zooms, I'd like to try a few good primes.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 6:21 AM   #38
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Hi,

I'll let G comment on the quality of the Rokkor lenses since he has extensive experience witih them as well as having quite an arsenal of lenses.

Here is a link to a website called the Rokkor files:

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/olympus.htm

You can find quite a bit of info on the history, how they adapt to Oly Dslrs, as well as having lens reviews.

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Old Jun 20, 2008, 7:53 AM   #39
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heres more info:

http://members.aol.com/xkaes/mdrokkor.htm

http://members.aol.com/xkaes/rokkor.htm
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 10:44 AM   #40
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Are the Rokkor lenses generally good?... I'd like to try a few good primes.
maybe start with a 58 1.4, cheap & one of my favorites. the widest rokkor i have is 21mm 2.8. it was considered second only to the zeiss 21mm -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7574411529

any wider than 20mm & your in fisheye land. md & rokkor x versions have better coatings, but the the mc's are just fine.


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