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Re: [OM] Is OMZ 50 1.4 (high sn) shaper stopped down than 50 1.2? --Caut

Subject: Re: [OM] Is OMZ 50 1.4 (high sn) shaper stopped down than 50 1.2? --Caution, on topic.
From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 15:33:19 -0800
> Oh, forgot to mention the special CV aperture mechanism for that lens (50/2 
> apo lanthar) --keeps it round at F2 and 2.8 then edges become straighter 
> stopped down and produce good sun stars for those that like them. I know 
> Moose won't care. ;-))

I'm funny when it comes to the sunstars. In all honesty, I think the
majority of the OM system lenses have the most beautiful sunstars. The
optical flaws that create the sunstars also contribute to a general
tonal softening and apparent warming of the pictures. Highlights that
have any color to them will end up bleeding those colors into the
shadows. It's just a particular flavor of seasoning that I like in my

But I admit to being a bit weird. Weird is good, right? Weirdish?

AG (Sunstar) Schnozz
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