Discussion in 'cameras and camera gear' started by Idaho, Jan 21, 2017.
When I'm not up to my eyes in paint, we should go for a photo walk
I was going to call you mate as i need a few tips and a bit of help with what does what.
Will pm you in the week mate
First play with the Olympus PL-6:
Got myself a nice Pentax 25mm with a micro 4/3 converter ring (therefore 50mm) manual lens off fleabay for £30. Flipping great it is too. I wasn't sure about getting a manual - but then remembered that all my fujica stuff was manual in the 80s - and that was when film was expensive. For the first play (portraits of my family eating tea) I just set it to multi shot and got the focus set - then rattled off 10 shots per attempt, moving out and back a little as I did.
The secret to good photos - taking loads and throwing most away.
The experience has lead me to sniping a possible bargain (if it works and is in the advertised condition). A 4/3 (not micro) olympus telephoto 40-180 for £36.
You'll need a 4/3rds to Micro 4/3rds converter.
Winging its merry way from Hong Kong... Eventually
The old Pentax lens is a beaut. And playing around with manual focus is fun. The zoom in/focus helper is really useful on the PL6.
It means that you could pick up a PL5 body for £150 and an old manual lens (plus adapter) like this one for £30 or so - and get really nice snaps for well under £200.
The lens adapter for the 4 3 tele finally arrived and seems to be working fine. Seems to auto focus... But won't know how well until I take it out at the weekend. The lens was £38 from ebay and the adapter was £14 from the same. A total bargain surely?
Garden goldfinches with the Tele. Not the greatest image. But not too bad. Focussing is a bit tricky.
Nice one Idaho, I really enjoy using micro 43rds cameras.
The Olympus's take appealing photos straight out of the camera without need for adjustment.
You can try the touchscreen for focus and shooting. I often forget to do that. Quite handy for pinpointing quickly.
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