Showcase Olympus 28mm F/2 OM

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by cvt01, May 24, 2015.

  1. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    The lens mounted on the A7:

    16259348008_a73a652cec_b. VC7M7295 by cvt01, on Flickr

    A sample photo of my kids and their friend ~f/2.4 (click on the photo for the 2048px version on flickr):
    17873447409_b3271eced9_b. DSC03574 by cvt01, on Flickr
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  2. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 25, 2011
    Nice colors and it seems sharp enough at web resolutions. Is the vignetting added in post? It works for the subject but it is a bit heavy otherwise.
  3. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    Yes, -17 in Lightroom. But there was some vignetting to begin with...

    this is a 100% crop of the same image:

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  4. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Looks pretty fine to me. I still have one f2.8 and two f3.5 28mm Zuikos but they're nowhere near as sharp and contrasty wide open or at f4.
  5. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    And it is a tiny lens... too bad that the adapter is so huge... I love it for walkaround type of shooting. I have this, a Konica 40 1.8 and a Konica 50 1.7. Superlight setup for street and travel photography. I wish there was something similar at 35 in this pricerange....
  6. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Yeah, those .... adapters ;) I have some more Zuikos in a box but I'm not too happy with my wide angle copies; my 35mm/f2.8 and even the 24mm/f2.8 are pretty soft too. As to a good fast and affordable 35mm legacy lens I can't really recommend the faster f1.4 and f2 Nikkors either, my 35mm/f2.8 Ai is OK though. I've heard good things about the Canon FD f2 but haven't tried one myself. Some folks swear by their Voigtländer glass but that's a different price range.
    With regards to manual focusing aids, especially for anything that moves (quickly) I guess we're not even half way there and can't wait to see what comes next.
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    I'd say the Canon FD 35/2 S.S.C. is my best 35mm legacy lens, better than all Minolta 35mm lenses I have (7 IIRC). Full-size jpegs from the A7 available on my Smugmug site.
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  8. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    I have the Minolta 35 2.8 on the way from ebay... fingers crossed but I think at 2.8 it will be just too slow for my taste...
  9. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sounds familiar. Got an 18mm/f2 XF Fujinon for the X-Pro1 yesterday - my 3rd copy - and this one is a keeper. Perfectly useable at f2 with soft corners but the borders are better than what the 19mm Sigma delivers at f2.8. I took a good number of test shots yesterday, some of them in very dark conditions at ISO6400 and wouldn't want to miss f2.
    I won't hold my breath to see anything comparable from Sony for e-mount.