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OK, so I've had this lens for a few weeks now and I haven't used it a ton, but today, I took a couple seemingly random pictures of my cat (what else do you take pictures of? :hmmm:) and I looked at the out of camera JPGs at 1:1 from an E-M10 MkII and thought, "Holy shit, I'm all out of beer!"

Also, I noticed this lens is pretty amazing at f/2. Dare I say it rivals the 75/1.8 wide open.

Again, straight out of camera. Zero processing.
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And, in case it's not abundantly clear, here's a 1:1 crop. Keep in mind, I believe this was shot at ISO800.
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It’s definitely worth the cost. But yeah, it’s not really “affordable” considering it’s manual focus. It’s also bigger than I had anticipated for an OM lens. Its 2.8 little brother is quite a bit more compact (but not nearly as sharp wide open)
 

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Nice I have order one, coming from Japan in couple of days, can't wait, nice cat. 👌🏻
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Mine came today, 👌🏻
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Nice I have order one, coming from Japan in couple of days, can't wait, nice cat. 👌🏻
YOU STOLE MY LENS!

Isn't that the one that was listed for ~587 or so? I wrote and said I'd give him $550 if he'd add the "Make an offer" option, and then when I went to buy it, it had already been sold for $556.14!

(Good job. I'm deeply envious. Have fun with it!)

Wachete just told me one came up on KEH, but it's an "UG," for $438.30. So I placed the order with their recent 10% sale. We'll see how UGly it is when I get it. It might wind up going back, but I've always found KEH ratings to be conservative.
 
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YOU STOLE MY LENS!

Isn't that the one that was listed for ~587 or so? I wrote and said I'd give him $550 if he'd add the "Make an offer" option, and then when I went to buy it, it had already been sold for $556.14!

(Good job. I'm deeply envious. Have fun with it!)

Wachete just told me one came up on KEH, but it's an "UG," for $438.30. So I placed the order with their recent 10% sale. We'll see how UGly it is when I get it. It might wind up going back, but I've always found KEH ratings to be conservative.
Not sure if it is your one, was onnebay maybe for 2 or 3 days and suddenly there was 7%discount on it with free shipping, so I hit the button 🤣🤣🤣
 

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Some quick test shot from today, all f2
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We'll see how UGly it is when I get it.
It came in a plastic bag, with no case nor front or rear cap.

Other than that, it is LIKE NEW! There is a tiny scratch on the aperture ring knurls. The glass is perfect, seen through +3 reading glasses, not even a speck of internal dust!

This is the second "UGly" I've purchased from KEH. The first was the incredible Olympus Telescoping Extension Tube (for just $39), which came without caps nor tripod foot, but otherwise was also like new!

I'll be trolling the KEH UGly offerings regularly now…
 

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Took it to concert along with 45mm pro, but I was using 100mm f2, amazing piece of glass, last one is friend of mine on the street with tram at the background
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Few moreall iso 1600, all f2
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Picture of daughter running towards me, not the sharpest picture , but I love how it renders the trees in background looks like oil painting
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(almost like the biotar 75 f1.5 which is on my list next :)
 

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