Late to the thread, but I’ve been building up a pretty extensive collection of OM lenses over the last couple of months.
Once the last one —for now — arrives (a 50mm 3.5 macro) I’ll take a picture of the collection.
They run the gamut from 28mm right up to a monster 300mm f/4.5
All those are giving me fantastic results with the speed booster ultra and a pen e-p3 and my newly purchased OM-D M5 ii
I also shoot 35mm on an OM1 .. no crop factor there
I've used two methods:One user on YouTube successfully cut off the metal petals for his 24/2.8 in order to safely fit the lens to his Speed Booster Ultra and without disrupting any of the lens's function.
Yay! I got another one on a KEH special sale for under $1,600! It was listed as "BGN" (second to lowest rating) but looks like an eBay "MINT++++++" rating.I even had the almighty 350mm ƒ2.8 for a while, but when I moved into E-System, I just could not get it to perform, so I sold it… wish I had never sold that 350/2.8…
My 100/2, built in November 1987 (date code TNGB), has a "greenish reflection." So does my 500/8, with the same date code. Does yours?in the late '90's, Olympus introduced a new multi-coating… It shows as a greenish reflection, compared with the bluish reflection of earlier "late models"…
I now have two OM lenses from the late '90's (100/2, and 300/4.5) which both have the greenish reflection… Does anyone else have thoughts on this ?
The entries for the 100/2 are:The page on lens coatings is bewildering, so many different coating colors. I wouldn't know where to start in trying to analyse them.
My 100/2, built in November 1987 (date code TNGB), has a "greenish reflection." So does my 500/8, with the same date code. Does yours?
Y'know, the real test is going to be in the images, no? I don't care much what sort of coating a lens has, as long as I like what it does! Chances are, improved coatings are going to improve flare resistance, but not really change sharpness or contrast.It's almost as though the colors are just a lucky dip for that weeks production ??
In particular, this page of "lenses that didn't make it" and this page with a prototype of a crazy, tilt-shift bellows are drool-worthy…
Perusing the eSIF is a highly-recommended pass-time for Olympus OM enthusiasts!