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Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion Want to discuss the really early days of digital and even film - here is the place for you.

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Re: Classic lenses.

Yes, Canon users have a lot to answer for keeping the prices of OM lenses inflated.
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Re: Classic lenses.

An update on the Vivitar 35mm f/1.9. It's been returned to the equipment cabinet after shooting with it this afternoon. Shooting into the sun there's a lot flare and CA. It also has weird bokeh at times.

It is sharp though, resolving pollen grains and spider threads on the petals of a cone flower photographed hand held.
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Re: Classic lenses.

Zuiko Om 55mm f1.2. the only Om lens I kept when I went digital. Had to have something to fit my Original OM1n body, and I consider this one of the best, and as some purists have said, 55mm is the correct lens for 35mm photography. Not used as much as it should be because even on my E1 and battery grip it is very heavy.
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Re: Classic lenses.

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An update on the Vivitar 35mm f/1.9. It's been returned to the equipment cabinet after shooting with it this afternoon. Shooting into the sun there's a lot flare and CA. It also has weird bokeh at times.

It is sharp though, resolving pollen grains and spider threads on the petals of a cone flower photographed hand held.
Is that on a digital body or OM though?

I would imagine the peculiarities of digital sensors would expose all sorts of 'weaknesses' that would never be seen on film.

This is one of the reasons that I chose the E-System in the first place (as it was the only system to be launched with dedicated digital lenses); and also why I have never used legacy lenses on my E-System cameras. I know I am probably missing out, but I have something to cover all focal lengths that I require on my E1 / E5.
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Re: Classic lenses.

Yes that's on a digital body. On film the lens is very good, I used it for all my nest box interiors in the 80's.
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Re: Classic lenses.

I have quite a little collection of OM lenses now. 11 in total....
16/3.5FE, 18/3.5, 21/3.5, 24/2, 28/2, 35/2, 55/1.2, 85/2, 100/2.8, 180/2.8, 300/4.

Been collecting them slowly. When I was young I could only afford a 28/2.8, 50/1.4 and some sort of Sigma zoom. So its nice to have the collection. I use them on my OMD EM5 and OM4Tis.
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Re: Classic lenses.

An update on the update on the Vivitar 35mm f/1.9. Despite the issues I listed there's something about the images it produces that has made me keep using it.
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I have quite a little collection of OM lenses now. 11 in total....
16/3.5FE, 18/3.5, 21/3.5, 24/2, 28/2, 35/2, 55/1.2, 85/2, 100/2.8, 180/2.8, 300/4.

Been collecting them slowly. When I was young I could only afford a 28/2.8, 50/1.4 and some sort of Sigma zoom. So its nice to have the collection. I use them on my OMD EM5 and OM4Tis.
That's a nice collection. I think my favourite is the 35 mm f2.0, but I also have a Tamron 90 mm f2.5 that I use quite a lot

I used the OM4Ti at the weekend, and it made me realise how clear and uncluttered the viewfinder is. But I still look for the preview image on the back of the camera, and all I see is Velvia 50.
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Re: Classic lenses.

Ah well - all my OM bodies and lenses were second hand but the outstanding lens and one I still use if I can handle the weight on the OM-5 is the 35 to 80 f2.8 lens. Just fantastic! Am now waiting for the new 40 to 150 F2.8 lens as its replacement.
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