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Playing with some OM lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dixeyk, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Over the years I have accumulated a number of OM lenses (and bought a few) that I really haven't used all that much. I thought I'd dust them off and see what they could do. So far I have been very pleased with all of them. Today I took my 24/2.8 out for a spin and boy was I blown away.

    This was wide open:

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    This was at f4 (I believe)

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  2. I'd been chasing an OM 24mm for a while now, even though I'm not exactly short on 24mm legacy lens options. Your examples certainly speak well for it, but they aren't a particularly cheap option.
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Well...I think I got this one for around $130. I tend to agree as my ceiling for legacy lenses is usually around $50 so the OM24 is a bit spendy. I have always kind of wanted a Minolta Rokkor 24/2.8 (the one Leica used as the 24/2.8 R lens).

    Then again with the results I'm getting...maybe not.
     
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  4. rapsquared

    rapsquared Mu-43 Regular

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    May 7, 2011
    I've been hunting for that lens for the longest time, currently the OM 28 2.8 lives on my EPL1 as my "normal" lens
     
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I like the 28/2.8 quite a lot and until I came across the 24/2.8 it was one of my favorite "normal" MF lenses. I've heard the OM 28/3.5 is also quite good although I have never used one so I can't say from experience.
     
  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
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