Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Olympus E-1 and Nikkor Lenses

Just received my Nikon to 4/3 adapter (cheap one bought on eBay, made in China. $45 with shipping). I am thrilled! Results are fantastic. Another good reason to keep my E-1 along with my Nikon gear. So far, I successfully tried the following: 20mm f/2.8 AFD, 28mm f/2.0 AIS, 50mm f/1.8 E series, 55mm f/2.8 AIS micro, 100mm f/2.8 E series, 105mm f/2.5 AIS, 135mm f/2.8 AIS and 200mm f/4 AI. All are amazingly sharp. Contrast is excellent. For some reason, my factory AI'd Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 GN doesn't fit. Thanks to the E-1 wonderful viewfinder, manual focusing is very easy (almost easier than with my D200 with DK-21M and Katzeye split screen). Most of these pictures were shot wide open (vignetting is from post-processing, not from the lens!).