But we don't know what they were shot at, do we?Those images do not look one bit soft to me.
I'll see if I can dig up some images later
Could be… I started out with a crappy one, then upgraded several times until I would up with the Metabones Speedbooster Ultra.The fourth--think the focal length reducer softened it up?
I paid US$400 for mine in 1998, and then discovered that it is "collectible," because the front ring says "M-System" instead of "OM-System!"they're a mite spendy
But it's not "an early M System" — it's an anomaly! The 180/2.8 wasn't designed and manufactured until years after Leica got Olympus to stop using the "M System" moniker!Interesting that it's an early M system but it's not a silvernose.
On a good lens, sure! But keep in mind that they magnify defects, so they don't do much for lenses that aren't very good to start with, unlike focal reducers, which "push defects away," thus improving inferior lenses somewhat.the two OM teleconverters are pretty dadgum good
Since then, I've picked up the Viltrox, which adapts to Canon EF, but which can be simply (and cheaply) adapted to OM via a thin ring. So far, the Viltrox is closer to the Metabones than it is the Kipon, but with a cost about the same as the Kipon (~$120 street price). I don't use the Kipon any more, but keep the Viltrox and the Metabones on lenses!The Metabones may just be worth the cost. The Kipon looks like it turns the result fairly soft.