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03-04-2014, 12:23 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Been kind of lurking around the reviews section here, which has been a massive help in finding some new glass for my micro four thirds system.

The first "real" camera that I got is the Olympus E-PM2 I run right now, with a 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R and an ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R. Worked with a Pentax SLR really closely in my high school photo classes and liked them a lot though.
I started venturing into manual lenses with a 50mm F2 XR Rikenon L, coincidentally in Pentax K mount and ironically, used by me for 5 months exclusively in reverse-mount as budget macro lens
Then last month I got myself a Pentax K mount to Micro Four Thirds converter, and WHOAA that F2 aperture blew my mind. Suddenly became my favorite lens! (The wider aperture helps M43's bokeh and low light shortcomings). So I started thinking that I could probably find some much better glass than I currently had with some old film lenses, at the expense of aperture priority and autofocus, but I like shooting full manual anyways. And so I am here

I'm replacing that ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R with a Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm F3.5 (Version 2). Looking forward to it!

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