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crop factor original pen lenses on ep1 ?
Old 09-12-2009   #1
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crop factor original pen lenses on ep1 ?

I have some questions here. Considering the fact that the original pen lenses were designed for half frame, would that eliminate the 2x crop factor when used with the ep1 ? In other words, a 35 would still be a 35 ?
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The half-frame Pens' frame size is not the same as u4/3 & 4/3, which are effectively 1/4 frame. That is, if you take the original Pens' frame and divide it in half, that's u4/3.

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So how is this working out then--are vintage Pen lenses working well for m4/3 owners? Do they handle well, etc? Have prices for them gone through the roof?
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Originally Posted by digitalintrigue View Post
True. The 20mm Pen lens, on a Pen FT, is has a ~28mm field of view (about 1.4x crop factor.) On the m4/3 cameras, it's a 40mm field of view (2x crop factor.)
I'm just happy to see someone get this correct. It doesn't double the focal length just the crop factor.

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I find the Pen lenses very fine partners to the G1
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