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12-14-2007, 09:57 PM
Will mo OM1 soligar lenses work on the E510?

Thanks for the info.


12-23-2007, 09:42 AM
You need an adaptor to fit old Olympus film slr lenses to a digital Olympus. And with the adaptor are some limitations, no autofocus and you have to stop down to take the shot. But that said, with the adaptor, any OM fit lens can be fitted to a digital Oly (so yes, with an adaptor your soligor would fit).
If you can cope with the limitations, old Oly lenses give very very good results. And the focal length is doubled. So your old 135mm f2.8 becomes a 270mm 2.8. Which, if you compare that with what you'd pay for digital glass, is a very lo cost way into some very classy results.
More details at http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/oly-e/any-lens.html

karen m.
12-23-2007, 07:36 PM
Thanks for answer Acs:) Floyd got a Evolt 410 with the 2 lens kit, I know because he is my uncle, my favorite uncle I might add;), I will be getting the 510 next month.

01-01-2008, 10:28 PM
Hi and thanks for the advise. I will pick up one of those adaptors.

01-02-2008, 04:24 AM
I've been trying out a couple of OM lenses using an adaptor:

50mm f1.4 - works really well, acts as a (fast) 100mm lens (as focal length is doubled when fitted to a 4:3 camera.

135mm f2.8 - also works really well, as a 270mm lens.

65-200mm zoom: works well in bright light, but (since its a 130-400mm zoom on my E400) you need a steady hand (the lens was designed for hand held, so doesn't have a tripod fitting).

I've been using them wide open with the mode dial on A (aperture priority)

Just remember:
1 focus the lens
2 adjust the aperture
3 take a look at the lcd to see if the shutter speed is ok

easy peasy...
this link is also inspirational http://www.flickr.com/groups/om_four_thirds_adapter/

have fun...

01-18-2008, 12:35 PM
I picked up a 50mm f1.8 zuiko for $25 that works fine if I stop it down to f2.8; I then picked up a 200mm f3.5 vivitar ($20 w/shipping) that seems to work pretty well. I do a lot of sports photography (volleyball, basketball) in school gyms that aren't very well lit. The kit lenses are just too slow that I got with my e-500.
Next I'm looking for a 28mm to use; love to get the f2, but my budget is more of the f2.8.