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Showcase Meyer-Optik 50mm f/1.8 Oreston

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Laurentiu Cristofor, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Also check the Pentacon 50/1.8 thread for the latter incarnation of this lens.

    I started using the Oreston on MFT. Very good performance, even wide open. The following is taken around f/4 close to minimum focusing distance (33cm):


    This is the best Meyer Optik lens that I used so far and looks like a top 50mm lens. Much better than the Domiplan 50/2.8 or the Pentacon electric 135/2.8.
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  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i love the colors in the bokeh! it works great with the flower colors!
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Interesting - I'm not familiar with that lens but it appears to render very nicely.
  4. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    I do not see much difference in rendering across many lenses, but the Meyer-Optik designs do seem to have something special and this one is really good. Meyer Optik was later folded into Pentacon and some of their designs continued to be produced under the Pentacon brand. I expect the Pentacon version differs mainly in the coatings.
  5. I've got the zebra version. Need to press a rectangular button on the side to stop down. So I take shots mostly wide open.

    E-M5    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    E-M5    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/250s    ISO 200
    E-M5    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/500s    ISO 400
    E-M5    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/60s    ISO 400
    E-M5    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/320s    ISO 400
    E-M5    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 400
    P5101438. P5101487.
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