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Re: [OM] OT: Oscillo Raptor

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Oscillo Raptor
From: Mike Gordon via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 21:33:42 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: usher99@xxxxxxx
Softly stating WS:
<<Still interested in the cult Tamron 70-150 (51A) soft focus. The Lensbaby 
<<center and soft edges effect is not of interest either.

Looks like a very interesting lens.  Uses SA at least in part and very 
adjustable.  AltdotMoose has a SF Minolta which is somewhat similar.  
The Tammy commands a high price too it seems.


It would be a fun lens to experiment with but would take practice and skill to 
use it well based on the samples I viewed. Weird bokeh lenses, IMO may be 
easier to get decent shots but are one trick ponies.

BTW, I believe the Oscillo Raptor was used to image CRT's for defects and was 
never terribly sharp.  It has a very interesting effect, and I would be 
pursuing its purchase if could adapt w/o too much hassle including a helicoid. 

The name is wonderful as it implies it is a cross between a lens and a 
velciraptor.  If you misuse it, it will eat your camera followed by the 


Don't store the lens out of its case, Mike

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