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Old Jan 15, 2016, 9:10 AM   #1
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Default ....the OLD 14-54 on the EM-1

Well, every time I am near getting a m43 12-40 f/2.8 it seems I hook on the 10-year old FT 14-54 ... it CHANGES MY MIND every time.

This lens has satisfied me for many years dating from the Oly E-300 and has a chance of doing so for another while.














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Old Jan 15, 2016, 9:14 AM   #2
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Those shots prove why that lens has become such a well liked classic.
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Especially the way the E-M1 focuses the four-thirds lenses. The 50mm f2 Zuiko focuses better on the E-M1 than most of the DSLR's. Those images are really critically sharp, and I am very jealous of the mid-week weather you have had to get out. These weekends have sucked with the cold and wet.
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I can't help but agree with this sentiment, the 14-54 is a great lens and on the E-M1 it focuses fine, it makes it awfully hard to justify the 12-40, especially when more pressing lenses like the 7-14 are out there
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Especially the way the E-M1 focuses the four-thirds lenses. The 50mm f2 Zuiko focuses better on the E-M1 than most of the DSLR's. Those images are really critically sharp, and I am very jealous of the mid-week weather you have had to get out. These weekends have sucked with the cold and wet.
FT lenses on the EM-1 AF so very well, the only times I see a problem is when there is absolutely no 'vertical' in the frame.... then a simple move to include a vertical and 'BAM' it is there.

Greg, since I had the stroke a year ago I've used the tripod quite a lot, especially for outings like these images... it took some getting used to but with the difference it makes over my 'jitteriness' I now enjoy using the tripod.

The weather has been wonderful but for the weekends, so.... this weekend is more of the same...wind, RAIN & maybe some SNOW.
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I've always enjoyed the results my 14-54 provided but unfortunately with the OM-D M5 focus is painfully slow. Your images sure reflect the quality the lens can provide when it the right hands such as yours.
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Great shots from this lens Bob, you know what they say "camera bodies come and go but lenses are forever"
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Great shots from this lens Bob, you know what they say "camera bodies come and go but lenses are forever"
Yes it's a shame my 14-54 does not focus fast on my OM-D M5 so I put it up for sale on eBay. I think I'll be lucky to get 150.00 for it.
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The 14-54mm was my favorite lens with my 4/3 set up.

Very nice set Bob, looks very sharp and nice contrast also.

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