Reintroducing the OM 500mm reflex lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by jim_chung, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. jim_chung

    jim_chung Mu-43 Regular

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  2. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    I lens shootout with no example images?
     
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  3. jim_chung

    jim_chung Mu-43 Regular

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    Jim Chung
    I find images too subjective, the MTF curves don't lie or suppress the truth at the very least.
     
  4. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    But the MTF curves don't reveal the funky donut bokeh.

    Brian
     
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  5. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    I am not out to make pretty MTF curves, I am looking to make images.

    Although I appreciate the effort of others to do the science to make better equipment.
     
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  6. jim_chung

    jim_chung Mu-43 Regular

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    Jim Chung
    True, but you can find that info in many other threads. My point was to raise awareness of this forgotten piece of good Olympus glass.
     
  7. jim_chung

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    Not all images taken with a mirror lens will show the donut bokeh. Surely you realize that nothing in life is perfect, how we adapt and face those deficiencies is the measure of a man. The point of the article is to introduce viable alternatives to the Zuiko 300mm f/4 PRO and bring awareness to people about a Olympus lens that they may never had known existed.
     
  8. In the past I have owned several 300/5.6 reflex lenses, and they were better for contrast than I had expected. Two t-mount copies, spiratone and quantaray, were quite nice on my Pentax.