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Re: [OM] Photoessay: OM Zuiko 500mm f/8 Reflex

Subject: Re: [OM] Photoessay: OM Zuiko 500mm f/8 Reflex
From: "tOM Trottier" <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:55:23 -0400
Perhaps there is a reason for 1/2000

On  Monday, July 26, 2021 at 11:24(ET) re:
        Re: [OM] Photoessay: OM Zuiko 500mm …
        Ken Norton <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote

>I used a borrowed 600/6.5 a couple decades ago. While it was actually quite
>sharp and optically well-behaved, the lens itself was a disaster to use for
>three reasons:
>1. Stability. The slightest bit of wind or vibration would set it off. The
>way it balanced with the camera body on the tripod meant that it would rock
>or oscillate. Absolutely impossible to keep it still.
>2. Vibration from the aperture-actuator mechanism. It set off a resonance
>in the camera/lens combination that wasn't possible to avoid.
>3. Focus mechanism. The rack-and-pinion focus was absolutely the most
>absurd focus mechanism I've ever tried using. I've used RaP focus
>mechanisms on other camera systems, but those seemed better balanced to the
>task. The thing I hated most is that while focusing, the camera moved.
>When coupled with shooting flash, the results are staggeringly sharp. But I
>got maybe two or three sharp non-flash pictures over the time I had the
>AG Schnozz

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