Olympus E-300

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Harrow_Cactus, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. HAs anyone used the OM conversion ring for the E-300/E-1?
    Is it any good?
     
    Harrow_Cactus, Oct 3, 2005
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    I have it. Originally got it to try out an older macro lens. Worked fine,
    but I don't have
    any other older Oly lenses. People who do seem very happy - not as good as
    the newer
    dedicated lenses but the older ones can be found for much cheaper.
    Limitations are
    manual focus only, aperture priority only - and the view from the viewfinder
    will get darker
    with smaller apertures as there is only stop down(?) metering.
     
    Steven Wandy, Oct 3, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    Since the E-300 has a noise issue, a nice 50mm f1.4 (less than $100
    on Ebay) will really help out for shots in dim light. Plus, it's a
    terrific lens.
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Oct 4, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    Actually the 50 f1.4 isn't that great, the f1.8 is much better and cheaper
    but the 50 F2 DZ blows either away wide open.
     
    Stacey, Oct 4, 2005
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  5. who makes it? part no.?
     
    Dennis P. Harris, Oct 4, 2005
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  6. Doesn't the adaptor ring come in the camera package?
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Oct 4, 2005
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  7. Nope. They sell it, for what seems like an extortionate price for a
    static piece of metal (about $200, IIRC). I've also heard that you may
    be able to get one for free for the asking, if you've recently purchased
    an E-series camera, but that's not publicized anywhere.
     
    Jeremiah DeWitt Weiner, Oct 4, 2005
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  8. Yes, that's it. I've read a few forum posts where the OPs noted that they
    had requested the adaptor from Oly and received it.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Oct 4, 2005
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    Actually the 50 f1.4 isn't that great, the f1.8 is much better and cheaper
    I agree. One of the older lenses that I picked up was the 50mm f1.8. I
    eventually traded it in (along with the 50mm Macro that I got) for the 50 f2
    macro lens.
     
    Steven Wandy, Oct 4, 2005
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    I originally had the E1 and then got an E300 as a second body. At the time
    you
    had to fill out a form on Olympus' website to be listed as interested in the
    adapter.
    I got it for free.
     
    Steven Wandy, Oct 4, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    I had both. Unless I had a bad 1.8, the 1.4 killed it in terms of
    sharpness and contrast.
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Oct 4, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    Part number is: MF-1
     
    Rich, Oct 4, 2005
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