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Olympus M 35mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by michealj, Nov 26, 2015.

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  1. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Blaine, MN
    Attended a photographic flea market this past October and came across an Olympus M-system lens. This lens was one of the first for the new Olympus M-1 series. Shortly after the launch the name was changed to OM-1 and so on the lenses. It is in very good condition and I am pleasantly surprised with the images. Both were taken with the A6000.

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  2. jamesbarner

    jamesbarner New to TalkEmount

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    I've always loved the color rendering of the OM lenses, flat and crisp. I have a 24/2.8, a 50/1.8 and a 135/3.5, all are used often!
     
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  3. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I've used an OM system back in the 80s and still have a couple OM lenses in storage - 24/2.8, 28/2, 28/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/1.4, 5*50/1.8. I really love the size and the build quality but the optical quality can vary considerably between different copies of the same lens.
     
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  4. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Thanks Ken. I have been fortunate with the OM lenses I have, 135/3.5, 50/1.8, 28/2.8, and now the 35/2.8. the colors seem to be consistent the IQ is wonderful. I would be tempted with the OM 90mm and perhaps a 21mm if available. This M model was a surprise though.
     
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  5. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I had an eye on a 300mm/f4.5 Zuiko lately, for my harbor shots. Dunno if it's still there but I rather adapt one of those solid beauties than a flimsy zoom. Still torn between the Zuiko and a 300mm Nikkor though.
     
  6. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Blaine, MN
    Ken, a friend sold me his Nikkor-s 50/1.4 gave me a Nikkor 300/4.5 to use. I have not used it properly as the light has been very poor here. Heavy cloud cover and dreary. But quick shot from his front porch, hand held impressed me. So did the IS in the A7ii.
     
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  7. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
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    That 2nd photo of the lamp is sublime. And it's what's so special about the OM Zuiko glass. I don't know how to describe it better, but the way they render has an air of transparency to the image. Very neutral colors. There are other great lenses that I enjoy, but Zuikos are distinct from the rest. IMHO.
    Some folks don't like them, but I find them very appealing.

    I only have a few given their value retention...50-f/1.8 MC and v.3, 24-f/2.8, 28-f/3.5, 50-f/3.5, 200 MC f/4, 300-f/4.5, and a 135-f/3.5 (but I think it's de-centered).
    Will keep an eye out for this 35mm too.
     
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  8. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Thanks, Michael. I'm still on the fence but will get a 300mm for the NEX before I fly back home.
     
  9. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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  10. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran

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    Thank you for the likes, they are appreciated.