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Another walk to the rainy Piraeus Port. This time I tried a new setup my Olympus EPL5 and the Minolta MD 50mm f2, along  a CPC Phase 2 SKY filter. All that with the use of a new MD-M4/3 adapter I had for some time and I hadn’t tried out.

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Graffiti Drapetsona Port EPL5 AND MINOLTA MD 50mm f2, CPC PHASE 2 SKY FILTER

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epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

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You can see more in my Flickr Album.

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Jeanette D. Moses writes a post about a startup who turns to Kickstarter to fund stories from five heavy-hitting photojournalists.”Could Crowdfunding Save Photojournalism?” She writes “‘….A startup called Viewfind is trying to change all that. A newly launched Kickstarter from the company is trying to raise $25,000 to produce five long-term documentary projects from Sara Naomi Lewkowicz, Ruddy Roye, Beth Nakamura, Benjamin Lowy and Matt Eich.….” 

Read the Article: Could Crowdfunding Save Photojournalism?

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Carl Edwards writes about moving to film photography…for ever.. “….It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally made the switch back to film photography. Digital is very promising with a bright future but in the end I was won over by the little light-tight cartridges packed with 64.5 inches of silver halides waiting to be kissed by the light. Hit the jump to read the top 10 reasons I made the switch! ….”

 
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Aaron Brown Writes :” Film fanatics rejoice because filmmaker Matt Mangham is back with the second installment of Analog, a personal series he put together to find and tell stories which explore the current state of film photography.”
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Olympus EPL5 , OM-m4/3 adapter and Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Manual Lens

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Today I went to Thision, to pick up some things from a friend.Early Sunday Morning,Great weather and people slowly gathering for the traditional flea market, or to enjoy a cup of coffee under the bright Athenian Sun.

I had the opportunity to use my Olympus EPL5. Here are some shot I took in a hurry.

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Thision EPL5

Thision EPL5

More Photos in my Flickr Album.

The Industar 50-2 f3.5, is a very small pancake M42 lens, its very small in size and with an M42-m43 adapter on my EPL5 is not bigger than the stock 14-42mm kit lens. It is a bit heavier since the Industar is metal. It is easy to focus through the back screen at least in adequate lighting. The changing of the aperture can be tricky if you haven’t used it again. Because the aperture ring is the threaded ring at the front of the lens and is relatively difficult to use without accidentally changing focus at the same time. It is a clumsy design. If any filters are used then they would effectively be threaded into the aperture ring, making it difficult to use a polarizing filter as the filter would be affected if either the aperture or focus is changed.

The m42-m43 adapter is a metal adapter that can be easily bought from eBay for 5usd.

Here are a few shots that i took yesterday.

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Today is Valentines Day, so I would like to say happy Valentines Day to all the people in love. Also I would like to point that we should remember love everyday of our lives as it is obvious that its one of the tings that matter most but we often forget it.

For the following photos I used an Olympus EPL5 & M42-m43 adapter & Industar 50-2 f3,5 USSR lens.

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

 

Happy Valentines Day,Everyday.

 

Some Info on The Industar 50-2:

The Industar-50 was a screw-mount lens for 35mm rangefinder cameras. The lenses were made since 1959 by KMZ, mainly as M39 39mm screw-mount standard lens for the Zorki camera series. Older variants (ancient Leica lens style) were made by LZOS. An M42 variant Industar-50-2 for SLRs was available. This variant is popular for use as “pan-cake” lens on modern SLR bodies by means of an M42 screw-mount adapter. The Industar-50 was a 50mm f3.5 lens, derived from Zeiss’s Tessar 4-element lens. It was nicknamed the “Eagle’s eye”. Its brand name Industar was used for all similar 4-element/3-group lens constructions of the whole soviet photo-optical industry.

 

Recently I bought an Olympus EPL-5 mirror less, in order to replace my Olympus E420 that i gave as a gift this Christmas. The purpose of this new system was to be the lightweight digital companion of my Nikon D3200. The size/weight and the ability to use with adapters my collection of old manual lenses was a decisive factor for this purchase. I wont write a review over the EPL5, it has been done many times and I believe I wouldn’t add anything new to the matter. The only thisng that I would say is that it is a well made camera that is value for money but still has its limitations. I am sure that I wouldn’t sell my DSLR to stick with only the mirror less system.

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As I said I was interested in using the available adapters with my vintage glass with this digital body. The first adapter that arrived was the FOTGA OM to M43 Adapter.

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A FEW DETAILS FOR THE ADAPTER:

★Made of Brass And Aluminum
★Lens lock / release and stop screw
★Solid metal mount lens adapter allows Olympus OM lens use on M4/3.
★Focus infinity
★Meter Exposure Functions
★There is no ROM connection on the ring so diaphragm control of the lens is set manually
★It is possible to use macro rings and other accessories
★Fine finishing! Install, remove and operate lens smoothly!

 

It is a solid made adapter with nice finish that securely locks the lens on the m43 body. The lens that I tested was a Zuiko 50mm F1.8.

Although it was a very cloudy day I managed to take some photos at my work break.

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

EPL5 + FOTGA OM to M43 + ZUIKO 50mm f1.8

All The photos are using the in-camera art preset programs and are resized for blog usage.

All the photos are shot with the lens in aperture 8.

Infinity is not where it is supposed to be, through back screen focusing is really easy.

Bottom line it is fun to use such an adapter and the old lenses with the EPL5 or any other mirror less body. Give it a try.