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Re: [OM] Fancy Oly Lens

Subject: Re: [OM] Fancy Oly Lens
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 21:33:22 -0800
On 11/6/2021 3:32 PM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
I wonder how the performance stacks up against a current vintage lens of that focal 
length & aperture ?

A question that may be moot in practical use.

The great equalizer is the soft filter effect of air movement.

Testing 300 mm lenses on a utility pole about 40 m. away, it was sort of possible to see how they compared, but I had to be careful to look at several parts of the images. Air movement had a very obvious effect that varied across the frame.

Later testing the OM 600/6.5 against other lenses on a test target, I worked @ 40 ft. on a milder day. No obvious air movement effects.

I more recently posted shots with the Oly 100-400 and MC14. At about 20 ft., I got quite sharp images. At longer distances, the detail just isn't there.

One might take out this OM 350/2.8, Nikon and Canon 400/2.8 lenses and find no difference in shots of things such as wildlife at anything other than quite close distances.

Practical Resolutions Moose

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