Bought the Olympus PEN E-PL1 body...need a lens

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by Tapehead47, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Rick,
    What kind of brand/lens are you getting and will it need an adaptor? Look forward to your impressions and photos!
  2. Tapehead47

    Tapehead47 Addicted Member

    Well, I changed my mind about the lens. Ordered a 45-200mm Panasonic instead of a prime. I think it'll be a bit more flexible while learning the camera.

    Now I want to sell my FZ-20 and Lumix LX3. They will be missed.
  3. chillwolf

    chillwolf "Play 'em off!"

    I have the FZ-20 and would never sell it. :no: Not too many digital cameras have a constant F2.8 throughout the whole zoom range.
  4. Tapehead47

    Tapehead47 Addicted Member

    You're right. I'll probably not sell mine either. It's been a great camera for me.
  5. Tapehead47

    Tapehead47 Addicted Member

    Camera lens should arrive tomorrow, along with a spare battery. I always keep a spare wherever I go, sometimes 2 or 3. Not much irritates me more than running out of juice!
  6. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford AK Subscriber Subscriber

    I have an Pentax SF1 with an SMC Pentax-M zoom 1: 4.5 80mm ~ 200mm as well as a couple other lenses for that camera.

    Will this lens be able to be used w/ the Olympus PEN E-PL1 ?
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  7. If it's a Pentax K lens it should work. Try calling and asking these guys.
  8. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

    I use an SMC Pentax-M 50/1.7 with a Rainbowimaging adapter on my PEN, works great. Just be aware that the adapters aren't precise; they will focus past infinity, a minor annoyance.
  9. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford AK Subscriber Subscriber



    Info I have found on the lens:

  10. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Thanks Chicks
  11. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

    If it's an AF lens, it may not have a manual aperture ring on it. If not, it won't be very useful on the PEN, since you'll have to shoot wide open...

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