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 …
>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,
>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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