TalkEmount Top Veteran
- Aug 7, 2011
Thanks, Clive. I've had the 24mm SSC for a while, an 24/2.8 Nikkor for decades. Both of them were fine copies and work(ed) great on the NEXes but I prefer the rendering and the size of the Zuiko - just a personal thing. (I also had 2 copies of the SEL24f18z but it's a bit on the large side, especially with the hood and both copies suffered from CA.)Great pics, All. Nexnut, that last one is a real stunner. I am very interested to see these OM shots, as I nearly bought one a couple of days ago. I am considering the Canon FD 24mm as an alternative.
Thanks, amigo .Ken....WOW
This copy is surprisingly contrasty, even wide open. There's a bit of coma at f2.8, but nothing like what you'd see on e.g. the older 50s. OTOH there's not much CA to worry about but it doesn't exactly shine in the microcontrast department. The image is from a RAW conversion as usual, I tweaked the one-quarter tones, slightly burned the leaves in the background and slightly sharpened the 1600px web version.My issue with the OMs was lack of contrast (at least the ones I tried) but this one seems quite contrasty. JPG or RAW and did you do any post?
Maybe the OM's you've used have been single coated? The switch to multicoating for OM lenses was at the very beginning of the 1980's. For example, all the OM lenses with the silver ring on the front are single coated.My issue with the OMs was lack of contrast (at least the ones I tried) but this one seems quite contrasty. JPG or RAW and did you do any post?
Yep! Don't have my OM 24/2.8 anymore after getting the Batis 25, but the OM was a really great lens and a lot of keepers came from that lens. I only kept the OM 50/2 out of all my OM glass, but the 24/2.8 would be no. 2 out of all of them.It's been a while since I've been up there, but I recognized this almost immediately... Gasworks Park, yeah?