View Full Version : Playing with an old school lens

09-26-2010, 06:49 AM
I slapped on an old 55mm macro on my camera and tried it out. Focusing isn't as easy as the days when you had the split prism. Still it's an economical alternative to the new stuff, now if only I could find a 20mm for a good price :fingerscr





09-26-2010, 07:31 AM
Very fine set, Greg! I like especially the second and third picture. I'll cross my fingers for you and a 20 mm. Just three weeks ago I've got a lucky bargain for a 10-20 mm Sigma (I saved 200 EUR). You should just keeping looking.

09-26-2010, 08:38 AM
Liking the third one big time Greg. Funny...I just grabbed and old school 70-300 Kiron Macro off Ebay for mega cheap this week. New learning curve trying to figure it out though and these days finding time is not on my side.

Wicked Dark
09-26-2010, 08:50 AM
Great to see people checking out legacy optics. I use my 20+ year old lenses all the time. Yes, it takes practice but it's not like we're wasting film or anything. I've found that working with a tripod makes things easier since to focus well you have to have the lens wide open and then stop it down to take the shot. A tripod keeps you steadier and it's less of a risk to lose the focus. And thank the gods of Olympus for Live View in SLRs - makes macro work so much easier.

Matt K.
09-26-2010, 07:03 PM
Pierce Estates, huh Greg? Great images, goes to show one has to hang on to the old equipment.

09-26-2010, 10:24 PM
My favourite is the 2nd one. Just love the colours.