On 12/28/2023 11:03 AM, Mike Lazzari via olympus wrote:
The E-M5 is not suitable for his 14-54 and 40-150 4/3 lenses via
adapters. They are verrry slow to focus on the older, CDAF only
F Y I Moose
Agree. But why not just go µ4:3 and ditch/sell those old lenses. He can
get into a superior system for waaay less than $1k.
Personal taste. The top 4/3 lenses are optically first rate. I have a local photo friend who is highly satisfied with
his old 4/3 lenses on an E-M1 II. I'm using µ4/3 Oly lenses, mostly recent models, on OM-1 bodies. We're both happy
with our gear.
FWIW I have an E510 and E620 FS but frankly unless you are on a super
tight budget and it suits your need I wouldn't bother. I have used
those 4:3's lenses and others on the EM5 and sure they are slow, (not
verrry slow), but they work well enough and give great results.
Gotta disagree, on two grounds:
Experience: I got a wild hair in 2017 and bought E-1, E-300 and E-400, with a first gen 14-54. I was curious about all
the talk about the superiority of the CCD sensors. Taking test shots on a tripod, I shot all three oldies and my then
E-M5 II, same lens, camera and lens settings and subject. I found focus speed on the E-M5 II too slow for ordinary use.
It wasn't too bad on the old, PDAF bodies, but slow by 2017-18 contemporary standards. (It was actually poor AF
performance that led me to Canon for my first DSLR, rather than an E-1.)
Specific user need: Look at the samples Steve posted - he needs fast focus.
Speedy G. Moose
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