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Old Apr 29, 2012, 2:03 PM   #1
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Got this for an absolute steal Sigma 400mm f5.6 OM-mount. It might be legacy but at the price, I was NOT going to pass it up.

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 2:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like you got a real bargain there. Be interesting to see some shots. Using your E-30 on aperture preferred should work well. Remember to manually enter the 400mm focal length for the IBIS system.
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Now this could be VERY interesting!!!
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 5:40 PM   #4
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Sounds like you got a real bargain there. Be interesting to see some shots. Using your E-30 on aperture preferred should work well. Remember to manually enter the 400mm focal length for the IBIS system.
I'd say well under $200 (shipped) is a pretty good deal. I have a 50mm legacy but haven't messed with it on the E-30. I'm just glad Oly bodies have it! I'd rather have IS in the body than in the lens.
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Now this could be VERY interesting!!!
heheheh I reckon we'll find out, eh? It should be here Thursday.
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Hey Gary

That looks like a wee beastie to me .. and in white ! Looking forward to seeing the pics and what the IQ is like.

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That looks like a wee beastie to me .. and in white ! Looking forward to seeing the pics and what the IQ is like.

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Don't expect too much until I get the knack of it, Harj. I don't shoot a lot in MF.
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Gary I guess I wasn't paying attention, I had no idea this was the lens you got. Man what a deal!!!
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Hi

I tried this lens in the store on the above camera.

Said their was a problem communicating with the lens.

Is this a faulty lens?
Or just not compatible with my camera?

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Hi

I tried this lens in the store on the above camera.

Said their was a problem communicating with the lens.

Is this a faulty lens?
Or just not compatible with my camera?

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Hello Nick: Let's first make sure that everyone is communicating on the same page. The lens discussed in this post was a Sigma with an Olympus OM mount which is for Oly 35mm film cameras such as the OM-2. It can be used with a modern Olympus digital camera, but only with an adapter made especially to join the old style mount to the new digital mount. But this mount is just a physical mount, as the old lens made for a 35mm film camera does not have any electrical contacts to communicate with a modern digital camera.

The manual lens can be used for shooting by setting the f-stop, aperture, and focus manually. On the Olympus digital camera, you set the camera to Aperature perferred, set the aperature manually, and the camera will determine the correct exposure.

In your post you mentioned that your camera was a digital Canon. In order for an old manual Sigma lens to fit your camera, it needs the proper Sigma to Canon adapter. But since the lens does not have any electrical contacts, it will not "comunicate" with the camera. Everything must be done manually.
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