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Showcase Olympus 135mm f/2.8 OM

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by arpoador, May 19, 2010.

  1. 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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  2. For some reason, the size-reduced image is showing gradient banding and a color shift (red-to-yellow). The full size is available in my gallery.
     
  3. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    f/2.8, 1/100sec, ISO3200

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    ISO3200 by ericarthur, on Flickr

    E-PL1 + Zuiko Auto-T 13mm f2.8 SOOC wide open
     
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  4. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    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 :)
     
  5. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    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

    Gin.

    basil.

    pweight.
     
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  6. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    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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  7. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    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?)
     
  8. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    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 )
     
  9. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    807
    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    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...

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
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  10. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    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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  11. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    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:

    Photo_a_Day_7.
     
  12. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    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.
     
  13. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 19, 2012
    Indonesia
    Alex
    A lady with blue umbrella

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  14. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
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    w/E-PL1+VF-2
     
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  15. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    dweller Mu-43 Veteran

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    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  18. Quisquam

    Quisquam Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 23, 2013
    Sweden
    Kristina
    Spring is one month late this year. The ice on the river is beginning to be not walkable now though. :)

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  19. Rinaldo

    Rinaldo Mu-43 Regular

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    E.Zuiko 135mm f/2.8 on E-M5
     
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  20. Quisquam

    Quisquam Mu-43 Rookie

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    Kristina
    Sunny spring evening. Wide open I think and on the OM-D E-M5.

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