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Old Mar 28, 2010, 1:27 PM   #21
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Sorry, Zig. I was just kidding.

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Oh Ted,

I hope you know that I was joking of course.. I was trying to think of something snappy to respond with. But, at 6am I'm not particularly witty.

So, no apologies necessary.

Oh, and by the way, if anyone has a right to be bummed about the weather this year as well as a right to call me on my good fortune - it's you. You've had more than your share of just plain ol' lousy weather.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 3:51 PM   #22
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SOOC jpg from the E-PL1 with the Sigma 50-500mm + EC14, even while mounted on a tripod the wind was so bad that I could not get any sharply focused images.



In this photo the bird was less than 20 yards away.

In this video the bird was more than 70 yards away.
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Good shot, so was the video. You can tell it was windy in the video as the wind kept blowing the birds feathers!
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Hello, it's always interesting to see big legacy glass on the Pen cameras. I am looking at 4/3 lenses for my EPL 1 and understand that they have full functionality on m4/3 (including metering & af). The question is, do I need an Olympus or Panasonic 4/3 to m4/3 adaptor or will others do the job? What are other people using?

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Hello, it's always interesting to see big legacy glass on the Pen cameras. I am looking at 4/3 lenses for my EPL 1 and understand that they have full functionality on m4/3 (including metering & af). The question is, do I need an Olympus or Panasonic 4/3 to m4/3 adaptor or will others do the job? What are other people using?

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Yep, either will work. I bought the Olympus model (MMF-2) for no specific reason. I just did, and everything works. I use my 12-60 and 9-18 DSLR Zuikos with my E-PL1 quite a bit.
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I brought the panny on for my epl1 as it was 60 dollars cheaper. But any olympus 4/3 lens will AF and meter on the epl-1.
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Thank you for the replies. Does the 4/3 to m4/3 adaptor have to be an Olympus or Panasonic original to get full functionality? They seem expensive for what they are (certainly in the UK). Can I buy cheaper , but fully working versions anywhere?


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all m4/3 lenses and adapter are interchangeable. That is part of being in the m4/3 consortium
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you have to have one of these 2 adapters to get the full electronic control of the 4/3rd lenses the non electronic versions used for manual lenses will not work. You will not have aperture control & on most lenses will not have focus control, unless you have either the Olympus or panny adapters.
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