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Re: [OM] Olympus Lens

Subject: Re: [OM] Olympus Lens
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:33:17 -0700
On 6/15/2022 9:41 AM, Chris Trask wrote:
Everyone should have one of these:

Taking this little jape too seriously . . .

Have you ever used a lens this long? DoF gets ridiculously shallow, even at something like f5.6 or f8. F2.8 would be useless for anything 3D, unless perhaps going for a really artsy look.

I've just posted several focus stacks, 400mm, f6.3-f8, stacked for the simple reason that any one shot has very insufficient DoF.

The inflexibility of FL is also a problem. Subjects for long lenses have a troubling tendency to be located such that "sneaker zoom" doesn't work. If I need 300 mm, only have 350, and can't back up - Oops!

I have the OM 600/6.5, really cheap as-is, not focusing - until I fixed it. Just not a very practical lens. Subjects fill the FF frame almost exactly the same as a 100-400 mm zoom @ 400 mm, on µ4/3. IQ is also similar, if the OM lens is stopped down to f8. The smaller format zoom is far smaller, lighter and more flexible.

A tour de force design for film, when it debuted in the deep past, now a white 
elephant. 😁

I'll Pass Moose

What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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