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sdcs Oct 9, 2010 4:26 PM

E-PL1 + Tokina SZ-X 270 = perfect!
Bought it on ebay for nothing ($7 shipped), NIB, and it is just what I expected - as short and light like as a m4/3 lens, 3.55" (2.55) and 14.15 oz (11.25) w/ (o) adapter. 28-70mm f3.5-4.5 SD, the extra reach more than the kit lens is not much but ideal because longer will be too shaky for video. The Vivitar's are so heavy that I was never brave enough to grab the camera body only, now I can.

It's a raining day, the flowers (very small) are indoor w/o lights on. It has a real macro, 1 feet (2.3' non-macro). I actually like the two-ring design, no worry about focal length move while zooming, which breaks the match to the IBIS.

This lens will stay in my EPL1 for 90% with the kit lens and Vivitar 70-210 for the rest. A 3 set for less than $20 total, cannot be happier. I'll keep an eye on a small 70-300.

sdcs Oct 10, 2010 5:08 PM

It's a dark lens (dark condition though)

sdcs Oct 10, 2010 6:26 PM

Dark even under very good lighting
Is it supposed to be auto exposure? Then why one lens could produce darker or, as in the case of Tullio's pancake, brighter images?

On the other hand, video seems perfect, unlike the kit lens that can be easily washed out.

sdcs Oct 11, 2010 2:05 AM

This is a video, you can see how pleasant the colors are and how well (over) exposure was controlled. Very shaky though, because the focal length was 70mm (140mm) without IBIS.

MYNISTA Oct 11, 2010 4:46 PM

Where did you get the lens adapter from? Takes nice vids! I just bought one myself thanks to your vid.

sdcs Oct 11, 2010 5:25 PM

eBay, lots of them around $20.

MYNISTA Oct 11, 2010 5:42 PM


Originally Posted by sdcs (Post 1153321)
eBay, lots of them around $20.

THx, what is the adapter called? Does the Tokina lens have a Bayonet fit? Thx again!

sdcs Oct 11, 2010 6:06 PM

It depends on your lens' mount. Mine is Minolta M/MD, you must figure out what mount your Tokina has.

MYNISTA Oct 11, 2010 6:12 PM

Ok, thx for the help, im ver y new to this, just got the elp-1 last week. how do i found out the mount details on the lens? the one i have coming says its a bayonet fit. its actually the TOKINA SD 28-70mm 1:35-4.5

sdcs Oct 11, 2010 7:39 PM

Not sure, like this:

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