LOL. DP review just now acknowledged that Olympus no longer makes 4/3 equipment and everything is now mirrorless.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/9877975278/olympus-brings-down-the-curtain-on-the-four-thirds-system

Hello,

I have been following the discussions about the Metabones smart adapter and the canon 400/5.6 lens.
I now have some extra cash and am ready to buy something. Should I buy the items new or used (Ebay)?
What do I need to look out for to get the best if buying used.

Thanks,

Focal Reducers

by 3dpan

New topic.
Focal Reducers have been around for many years for telescopes, but now I see they're becoming extremely popular for adapting full frame, even medium format lenses to e.g. M4/3 cameras. Other combinations as well, but my interest is in the M4/3 option.
More specifically, it seems that they could be an excellent tool for increasing the light gathering power of a lens for astrophotography ( I might abbreviate that to AP, its a long, slow word to type, especially with just two fingers).
Searching eBay gives a quite bewildering array of options, and prices. Searching Google also gives a wide range of opinions, but not much in specific details such as sharpness, distortion etc.
So, does anyone on this forum have any experience, information, opinions which would be applicable to AP ?
Cheers,
Alec

Printing

by Guy Roberts

I have started printing again on my aged Epson T50 but the quality is terrible.
On the previous version of PS I had an Epson menu which asked for the medium I was printing on and the quality, i.e. the speed of the printing process. Now I get a photoshop menu with none of that and the prints are dark, and full of banding.
i have gone into the printer setup menu on my Mac, but there is no help there.
Anyone have any ideas?

Guy

Printing

by Guy Roberts

I have started printing again on my aged Epson T50 but the quality is terrible.
On the previous version of PS I had an Epson menu which asked for the medium I was printing on and the quality, i.e. the speed of the printing process. Now I get a photoshop menu with none of that and the prints are dark, and full of banding.
i have gone into the printer setup menu on my Mac, but there is no help there.
Anyone have any ideas?

Guy

I'm looking for a 300mm f/2.8 manual lens to use on m4/3 for astrophotography. Auto focus has no use on stars. Oly has a ZD 300mm but the price is still prohibitive. There are other reasonably priced options such as Tamron, Tokina, Sigma, all of which I know very little about. The main requirements are sharpness, lack of CA, lack of coma, lack of dollars.
Does anyone have any ideas ?

First shot with my new E-M1 II

by Daniel Bradley


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With my new Canon 400/5.6 (better than my old one that I sold for €50 less than I paid for the brand new one:D) and 1.4x TC, 100% crop. He was preeeety high up.:cool:

When I purchased my E-M1, I had no m4/3 lenses. I ended up using the 14-54mm II lens, and selling off the other 4/3 lenses.
I feel that this 4/3 lens meets most of my needs and feels "just right" on the E-M1. I normally use it in the 25-35mm range.
Since then, I have only purchased the two "body-cap" lenses (9mm "fisheye" and 15mm) "just for fun". :D

Edit: Please disregard this post. Can't seem to delete it. I need to do more work on the subject.

Apart from reading the number off the side of the zoom lens, is there any way of determining the actual focal length as set with the zoom ring ?
Perhaps on an m4/3 body ?
I would like to be able to repeat a shoot (eg a day later) with the zoom lens re-set to exactly the same focal length.
Any ideas, anybody ?
Cheers,