- May 15, 2016
- Sydney, Australia
I think this review is fair and does address the problem of flare, which I have alleviated by mounting a screw-on deep hood ( I have that on all of my lenses, including M.Zuiko or Panasonic)Thanks for the sample photos.
In the meantime, I have also found this review (tested on MFT):
I bought this one and it finally came, worked for one day and the aperture blade seized up and no longer works, currently in talks with the vendor in China about doing an exchange, so I haven't gotten many shots out of it. Usually I've had reasonable luck with the cheap lenses, but this was my first time having one give me issues
Isn't there a focal reducer for PK?I so wanted to go that route too: slap a focal reducer on a Takumar 50/1.4 but not sure if I can get one for M42 thread mount?
Then again the SLR lens is a bit more bulky and compact/light is paramount for me. I almost feel the Pergear is too bulky/heavy, being spoiled by the M.Zuiko 45/1.8
I am not aware of a focal reducer for M42 screw mount and never looked into a PK mountIsn't there a focal reducer for PK?
Then just put an M42 to PK adapter on the Tak! Voila! Good to go with one of the greatest lenses of all time! Although I feel that using a focal reducer on the Tak would screw up the optical recipe.
Disclaimer: I'm reading this thread in chronological order. Maybe the answer is posted already. Later in thread and after this point, where I currently am at.
Of course I meant the other way around!I am not aware of a focal reducer for M42 screw mount and never looked into a PK mount
Besides, the Tak is a bit more bulky than the Pergear and doesn't have a circular aperture for round bokeh balls in speckled highlights
I was thinking of a really large carpenter's square, in combination with a couple of spirit levels and a good tripod.Been doing a bit of googling tonight on this taking a test image of a brick wall. Seems a common way of testing a lens, so I thought there must be a technique to doing it. seems not.
Now if you are going to test a lens and potentially return it if one side is not as sharp as the other, or using another test there must be a verifiable way way of guaranteeing your set up is correct.
How do others do this test ?
I'll have to show this to my cats!Well I have not tried a brick wall test, but managed to take a few shots outside to test it before it was confiscated by the other half. My excuse for buying it was a Christmas present to me from the cats. Looks like I have to keep my end of the bargain and put it away for Christmas. I have not been forgiven for buying the EM1.3 yet, oh well.
Taken in my back yard E-P5 no stabilization. Did not remember were to set it up. SOOC no processing or cropping at all. About 15 feet away. Focused on the face, but looks like I may have been a bit out. Probably should have used magnify instead of peaking.
First one wide open
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Second one below stopped down a stop or so
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Third one below about F8, bit hard to tell exactly with no stops
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You can see the gradual increase in DoF as I stopped down.
Is my copy a good, I will never know, but I will have fun using it [when I finally get it] wonder if it would have been better if I did not say it was a present from the cats
Some people never learn
One thing this lens is a lot easier to use than my Fujian lenses