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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
The Tamron is supposed to be sharp, but less contrasty.

        CIao, tOM Trottier 

On  Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:29(ET) re:
        Re: [OM] Photoessay: OM Zuiko 500mm …
        Moose <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote

>On 7/26/2021 7:50 AM, Jan Steinman wrote:
>>> From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>>
>>> On 7/23/2021 11:01 AM, Jan Steinman wrote:
>>>> This thing never ceases to amaze me! A hand-held 700mm-equivalent candid 
>>>> portrait lens!
>>> ... but it's not optically outstanding...
>>> Yes, it's amazingly compact, but not nearly as optically good as the huge 
>>> older 600/6.5
>> Sample variation?
>> I currently have two. Each of them is markedly better than my 600/6.5.
>> So, you could have a bum 500/8, or I could have a bum 600/6.5.
>No way to tell, really. My 500/8 looks like it just came out of the box, new. 
>Bought from JohnH.
>My 600/6.5 is, as I've said, a rescue case, not beat up, used, but not abused. 
>They are notorious for vibration effects 
>on sharpness. My test shots were taken on a sturdy carbon fiber tripod on 
>concrete, no wind, A7 using EFC, and I waited 
>a few seconds after focusing and setting aperture before using a remote, 
>wireless release.
>It's not like the 500/8 is bad. I find it hard to imagine any practical use 
>where it isn't just fine. But my inquiring 
>mind wanted to know . . .
>Pixel Peeping Vagaries Moose

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