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Showcase Olympus 50mm f/1.8 OM

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by arpoador, Apr 27, 2010.

 
 
  1. halebalephoto

    halebalephoto Mu-43 Regular

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    All 3 pics taken with a Roxsen focal reducer making this lens handle like a 35mm. Taken on a Olympus E-PL7.
     
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  2. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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    I have very seriously considered getting a speed booster to throw on the OM 50mm. Though oddly enough, I'm most attracted to the fact that it's smaller than an OM-M43 adapter >_< I almost never shoot wide open.

    I do think I would miss the 100mm field of view.

    EDIT: Yeesh, Flickr really brutalizes the pixel quality on embeds.

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  3. halebalephoto

    halebalephoto Mu-43 Regular

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    @MarkRyan@MarkRyan Yeah, the speedbooster gives all classic 50s this strange in-between 70mm eq. field of view.

    I got myself a cheap "Roxsen" focal reducer on eBay and made sure I got the EF to M43 version. That way I can use the same focal reducer unit for most of my legacy glass. Just need to get those small adapters to put on top of it. So, for my OM lens, I use a OM to EF adapter and put the whole thing on the focal reducer. Same goes for m42, Nikon and PK. Just adapt them all to EF and use the same speedbooster.
     
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  4. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Embedded images here have the same pixel quality as the same size images show on Flickr. Our software doesn't change them a bit.
     
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  6. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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    Oh I didn't mean to suggest Xenforo changes the images, just Flickr's resizing that they use for embeds. In some views, Flickr displays images pretty crisply. Compare the above harbor shot with the sharpness in this view:

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  7. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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    Seriously considering selling off most of my autofocus lenses. Manual focus with these legacy lenses is so much more satisfying. For my typical subjects, I don't mind the slowness.
     
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  8. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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    I regret to announce that I may be posting OM 50mm shots here less often. Not because I've suddenly fallen out of love with the lens, but because I loved the 1.8 so much I went ahead and picked up the 1.4 version. I may do some comparisons later -- the 1.4 arrived just yesterday, so I've not had a chance to verify that it stands up to the incredible 1.8.

    Some recent images from the 1.8. As usual, click through to Flickr to appreciate the true sharpness of this lens. (I believe these were all shot at f/4.)

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  9. Thanasis

    Thanasis Mu-43 Regular

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    The OM50/1.8 is one of my favs lens and i use it a lot here is some of my shots

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    Lunchtime Break by Thanasis Magoulis, on Flickr


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    Keep Dreaming by Thanasis Magoulis, on Flickr


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    Methexis by Thanasis Magoulis, on Flickr


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    End of Season by Thanasis Magoulis, on Flickr
     
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  10. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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  11. tkbslc

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  12. tkbslc

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    I would say the biggest drawback to this lens is that there is no half-step in between f1.8 and f2.8. An f2.0 or f2.2 would be very welcome to give a little bit of sharpness boost without having to lose 1.33 stops of light with that first click of the aperture dial.
     
  13. Thanasis

    Thanasis Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 22, 2016
    You can try to modify and DeClick the lens. Its an easy procedure and after that you will have a stepless aperture ring

    Here is a how to do it video



    I allready have done it to mine without a problem
     
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  14. mossie

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  15. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

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    Photo of an OM 35/2 through a 50/1.8 Mij :)  Shot at f8 ISO 200.
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  16. IlyaV

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  17. Rifleair

    Rifleair Mu-43 All-Pro

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    found this yesterday
     
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  18. Cerita

    Cerita Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 23, 2017
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    Taken at f2.8, I just got this lens a few days ago and used it with my OM5II. My version just says Japan, and being a newbie I have no idea what the difference is between the MIJ vs just Japan. Any comments?

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  19. Cerita

    Cerita Mu-43 Regular

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    and a few more, all at f2.8. I love this lens!! I love the softness on the sides :) .

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