Olympus OM-D E-M5 and MF Lenses

A few shots from today, using the OM-D and Nikkor 105 f/2.5 with lens adapter.

Nikkor 105 f/2.5.

Nikkor 105 f/2.5.

Nikkor 105 f/2.5.

Nikkor 105 f/2.5.

Nikkor 105 f/2.5.

All shots above were taken using the focus peaking trick with art filters on the OM-D. After testing it the last couple of days I find this method much faster than using magnification when focusing, especially for longer lenses. Even if using magnification maybe has a better accuracy it takes a lot of time to see what is in focus and if it’s too difficult in the chosen area you need to zoom out again and select another one (recomposing while zoomed in is very difficult). With the focus peaking it’s easy to to recompose to verify that the focus plane looks correct, e.g. by checking the ground or something similar where the focus plane is easy to spot.

I’m really starting to enjoy playing around with manual focus lenses. It’s slower so I get time to think more about what I actually want to say with the photo and not just blast of a couple of shots of whatever happens to be in the frame. I’m also really glad to be able to use dad’s old lenses. He passed away in cancer last year and since he was really interested in photography using these lenses has a big sentimental value to me.


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