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Legacy Lenses Discuss the use of older lenses, using adapters, from the Olympus OM system, Leica M and R-series, and the millions of others too.

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24-48mm legacy Zuiko

Interesting review:
https://petapixel.com/2017/02/03/ear...em-dirt-cheap/
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

I saw that when it was first posted. One of the OM Zuiko zooms I never tried having already given up on zooms before it was launched.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

Yes. I borrowed a friend's Minolta 35-70 for a few days when I had a Sony A7S: perfectly decent performer and smaller than the modern equivalents. They've got quite expensive now, though, for a good example.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

I had this zoom and was always pleased with it.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

I also had this lens and now regret chopping it in along with the 75-150mm f/4 when buying a second-hand OM 180mm f/2.8

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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

I gave my 75-150mm away not having used it after getting the Tamron 135mm. That zoom, the 65-200mm and one of the OM 35-70mm models were enough to cause me to avoid zooms for over a decade. Some time in the '90s I got a well regarded Sigma wide angle zoom. I shot one roll of Kodachrome with it before selling it. That was it for zooms for another decade.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

Interesting read Mark, thanks for the link.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

Not a lens I have come across. Thanks.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

I have one, acquired in a job lot. It's actually 28 - 48, not 24 - 48. Quite a nice compact lens but I found the zom range too limited. If it had really been a 24 - 48 (as I thought when I first saw it!) I'd have been more interested.

My walk-around OM zoom was the 35-105 which was very good, it certainly outperformed my 35mm/f2.8 prime at the 35 end in terms of sharpness and contrast.
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Re: 24-48mm legacy Zuiko

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I have one, acquired in a job lot. It's actually 28 - 48, not 24 - 48. Quite a nice compact lens but I found the zom range too limited. If it had really been a 24 - 48 (as I thought when I first saw it!) I'd have been more interested.

My walk-around OM zoom was the 35-105 which was very good, it certainly outperformed my 35mm/f2.8 prime at the 35 end in terms of sharpness and contrast.
I didnít notice the typo. I knew it was 28-48 which I didn't really see the point of. The Sigma wide angle zoom I tested was an 18-35 IIRC. It got good reviews but you could tell which shots were taken with it on the light table. A pity as it would have meant replacing three primes with one zoom and having the focal lengths in between.
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