Showcase Olympus 135mm f/2.8 OM

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I've picked up almost a dozen OM lenses (and already had two that survived from the early 80's), but this is turning out to be one of my favorites.

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E-P2 13.0 sec ISO200 jpeg (accidentally, I usually try to shoot orf/raw)
135mm f/2.8 ~ 5.6 or 8.0
 

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i like the feel from that cat shot, the focussed eyes and the smooth background - it feels like it has colour tones from a nice film shot :)
 

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I got one of these 135 f2.8s yesterday and from limited testing around the house it seems tack sharp, these were taken with a GH2 at f2.8

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The 2.8 was too expensive for me when I was still a student buying OM gear, so I have the 3.5. In the film days, I never much used it because it felt awkward - too long minimum focusing distance, not enough reach, too much prone to motion blur hand held, etc.

But the adaptation on :43: makes it a 270mm equivalent, and the IBIS takes care of motion blur. I re-discovered this lens, and I'm now very pleased I didn't resold it back then.

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The 2.8 was too expensive for me when I was still a student buying OM gear, so I have the 3.5. In the film days, I never much used it because it felt awkward - too long minimum focusing distance, not enough reach, too much prone to motion blur hand held, etc.

But the adaptation on :43: makes it a 270mm equivalent, and the IBIS takes care of motion blur. I re-discovered this lens, and I'm now very pleased I didn't resold it back then.
Couldn't agree more - this is a very useful FL on m43. I have the 2.8, which adds the bonus of being relatively fast for this FL - and still very sharp!

(PS If memory serves, you're a new father?...or is that old news?)
 

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(PS If memory serves, you're a new father?...or is that old news?)
You are right, my son is now 6 month old and I begin to breath a little again after some hectic moments. With spring coming, I thought it was a good time to dust off the e-p1 again ;-) (not that it accumulated that much dust, really, but let's say my main and, honestly, only subject for the past six month would have been quite a bit boring to follow for everyone here. If you want to have a glance at it : https://picasaweb.google.com/103998957370310666248/AdrienPremiereSemaine?authuser=0&feat=directlink )
 

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Thanks for sharing! Now all we need is a shot of your son using the 135 and we'll be back on topic... ;-)

BTW, pictures of new life and love are never boring...

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Lovin this little lens, I'm getting as good a result at the airport as I did with a Canon 50D and a 100-400L IS lens (weighing about five times more than my GH2 and the 135)

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An Aperture curves experiment...

I had my 135mm f2.8 on cam and took this shot just because it's a rainy day and I was bored....

Legacy lenses tend to need some added contrast. I discovered a nice site for doing interesting things with Aperture, eg, using curves for adding contrast, rather than the Contrast slider...it prevents clipping highlights and shadows (Using the Curves Adjustment in Aperture 3 to add Contrast to an Image | The Aperture Blog).

The content isn't memorable, but I like the color and contrast rendition:

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I've been using Aperture for a while now and my processing strategy has changed a lot as I've used it. The Curves adjustment is now often the only adjustment I use. You can adjust contrast there as you've just discovered, you can recover blown highlights, shift the black point, even adjust exposure, plus if you want to go absolutely crazy and play games with the curves you can produce some quite psychedelic effects and even create negative images.

Curves is an incredibly flexible processing tool.
 

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E.Zuiko 135mm f/2.8 on E-M5
 
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