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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. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

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    randy
    The biggest difference in variations of OM lenses in general is multi vs single coated (better flare performance). Specific to the 50/1.8, the older version (F.Zuiko) had 6 elements in 5 groups while the later versions had 6 elements in 4 groups. Variations in the multi-coated version usually revolves around sharpness/contrast wide open with the miJ version purported to perform the best. At f/2.8, I would guess all of the MC versions perform the same. I don't have any other versions to test, but your shot at f/2.8 is no less sharp than mine.
     
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  2. Cerita

    Cerita Mu-43 Regular

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    Thanks for clearing this up for me :) . I have to admit, since I started taking pictures about two months ago, I read way too much I think and end up confusing myself in the bargain LOL! So thank you!
     
  3. Cerita

    Cerita Mu-43 Regular

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  4. Vivalo

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  9. Hi Mark, I just got one of these lenses attached to an Olympus OM2n camera. The lens has auto diaphragm. I'm not sure if your lens is the same type, but I'm hoping you know a way to stop it down when adapted for M43.

    I want to use it with an E-M5.

    Regards.
     
  10. ektar

    ektar Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Don
    I guess because this lens is/was everywhere, it might get a little less love. I picked mine up almost by accident: I had gotten a Pentax-m43 adapter that wouldn't mount onto my E-M1.2. The seller sent me an OM-m43 adapter to test; this lens was an orphan at the local shop. I bought it sight unseen. Turns out it's a multicoated version, and from what I read, further categorized as a mij version. I've tested it against the revered Pentax 50/1.7, and it holds its own just fine. Today's effort:
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    Processed from .ORF, adjusted for WB and cropped. IIRC shot at f5.6, mounted with an Olympus 7mm extension tube.
     
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