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Re: [OM] Painterly vintage Lenses

Subject: Re: [OM] Painterly vintage Lenses
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2022 21:54:09 -0700
On 6/8/2022 7:36 PM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
After watching that video the follow on video was this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rthwh95NNb0 which starts out with a glowing
review of the OM Zuiko 50/1.8 - worth a look.

Of the Canon New FD 50/1.4: "It's sharp wide open, it's got great color and 
background blur . . ."

He's looking for the exact opposite of what I'm interested in in vintage lenses.

He's also wrong about differences in versions of the OM 50/1.8. He's got a very late "mij" version. They are indeed excellent lenses. He suggests that differences from early versions are minor. I bought my first OM-1 with a 50/1.8. It was quite disappointing. Not awful, but a real step down from the Nikkor 50/2 I'd been using. The 35-70/4 fixed all that, but for speed.

He also shows and talks about bokeh, rather liking it. I disagree at least a bit with the desirability  of the bokeh in some of his examples. But, it can be horrendous, as can most double Gauss designs. Donuts without mirrors! <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/tech/Bokeh/5018bokeh.htm>

I got bored quickly after that, as I'm not looking for bargain MF optically good lenses. He can keep his Canon New FD 50/1.4, while I'm pleased with my 58/1.8.

Aberrant Moose

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