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Monkeyboo Jul 26, 2010 2:34 PM

Newbie with E-PL1
 
Hello everyone, hope someone can help me out in picking a Wide angel Lens for my new camera.

I need it to Specifically take Interior Pictures of houses. Quality does not need to be Top notch. Was wondering if something like this on ebay would work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/BK-40-5mm-0-45X-...6#ht_500wt_863

Would i need adapters for it?
Any other recommendations? I do not want to spend alot of money on the Lens.

Any information would be greatly appreciated .

Thank you

shoturtle Jul 26, 2010 3:12 PM

you will not need an adapter for it, as it screws onto the end of the lens. But do not know how good the add on lens is, and weather it will affect metering or auto focus of the camera. You may have to shooting in manual focus.

perdendosi Jul 26, 2010 11:10 PM

Right. This is not a standalone lens but rather a wide angle adaptor for the standard 14-42mm kit lens. If you truly don't care about quality, it'll probably work. But if you do not care about quality, why did you get a PEN to begin with?

shoturtle Jul 26, 2010 11:22 PM

If you are going to do allot of wide angle shooting. You may want to seriously consider really wide angle lens. There are couple of options but they are all about the same price

the olympus m4/3 9-18mm, nothing else needed
the olympus 11-22mm for dslr with m4/3 adapter
sigma 10-20mm for olympus dslr with the m4/3 adapter

I would not consider the dslr verison of the 9-18 as it is the same price with the adapter.

Monkeyboo Jul 27, 2010 9:19 AM

Thank you all for your inputs !! Excellent Forum....

mtclimber Aug 1, 2010 8:20 PM

Monkeyboo-

You obviously decided against the wide angle accessory lens. Having done Real Estate photos myself, my concern would be distortion of the needed straight lines needed for cabinets and the like.

Sarah Joyce


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