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Showcase Olympus 150mm f4.0 Pen FT

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by gscara, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. gscara

    gscara Mu-43 Regular

    All of these shots were taken with the lens wide open. The lens delivers a sharp image. This lens is very portable and easy to hand hold.
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  2. gscara

    gscara Mu-43 Regular

    Another Image for this lens

    This tiny lens is portable and sharp enough wide open that it is a pleasure to use. There is a slight glow on the bright highlights of the fir leaves but considering that the lens was wide open, this is an excellent result for a lens that is over 40 years of age.
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  3. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    When I nail the focus, the 150/4 is highly satisfying. Its retro design and build look stunning on a Lumix or Olympus M43 body, especially on a body with a rangefinder style: GX7, GX8, GX85, or Pen F. In sharpness, color, and microcontrast, it seems about equal to my even-smaller, even-lighter Pentax Super Multicoated Takumar 150/4. Both tested sharper than my Konica Hexanon AR 135/3.2.
    Here are some test shots, all handheld.

    f/8, 1/640th second, ISO 400. I tried to focus on the lower-left edge of the white window frame.


    f/8, 1/500th second, ISO 1400. I tried to focus on the near edge of the brown circle surrounding the tree. The sun was shining, and the Zuiko is only single-coated, so the contrast was ruined by veiling glare, even though I was using a 3-inch-long (78mm) threaded metal filter:


    f/8, 1/1300, ISO 400, focused on the stop sign. This shot shows the lens at its best, under ideal conditions. Look how the details hold up in the white fence:


    f/8, 1/1300, underexposed 0.7 stop (by mistake), focused on the brown posts:

    f/8, 1/1300th, ISO 400, -0.3 stop, focused on the green sign:

    f/8, 1/1600, ISO 400, -1.0 stop but the exposure seems just right to me:
  4. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    Left to right: Konica Hexanon AR 135/3.2, Pentax Super Multicoated Takumar in M42 mount, Olympus E. Zuiko Auto-T (half-frame), and Olympus Digital ED 40-150 f/3.5-4.5 AF. I really like long hoods! The two plain metal cylinders are 3 inches long; they're sold on eBay in 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 63mm, 67mm, and larger threadings, for about $19 to $24 shipped. Search eBay for 78mm hood. The brand is "CNC." The beautiful spun aluminum hood (49mm threads( on the Takumar is only slightly shorter at 2.75 inches. Weighing 2.5 ounces, it was made for the Super Takumar 200/5, and only briefly. I was fortunate to find this specimen on eBay for about $12 shipped.

    135_3.2_Hex+150-4_SuperMCTak+150-4_Oly_half-frame+ZD_40-150_f3.5-4.5_P1010880. 135_3.2_Hex+150-4_SuperMCTak+150-4_Oly_half-frame+ZD_40-150_f3.5-4.5_P1010885. 135_3.2_Hex+150-4_SuperMCTak+150-4_Oly_half-frame+ZD_40-150_f3.5-4.5_P1010887.
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