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Re: [OM] Painterly vintage Lenses

Subject: Re: [OM] Painterly vintage Lenses
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:27:03 -0700
At 6/8/2022 09:54 PM, Moose wrote:

>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 
>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! 
>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 
>Aberrant Moose

At least you don't get 5 minutes about "sponsored by SquareSpace" or some other 


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