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

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

  1. onepixel

    onepixel .

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    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

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    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

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

    Tapehead47 Addicted Member

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    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

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    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 ?
     
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  7. onepixel

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    If it's a Pentax K lens it should work. Try calling and asking these guys. http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/category.php?id_category=3&p=3
     
  8. chicks

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    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

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    Carl:

    Thanks

    Info I have found on the lens:


    http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Pentax_SFX_(SF1)

     
  10. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Thanks Chicks
     
  11. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

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    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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