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Showcase Olympus OM Zuiko 35mm f/2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by sesser, May 26, 2016.

  1. sesser

    sesser TalkEmount Regular

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    May 21, 2016
    randy
    Didn't see a showcase for this lens so I thought I'd start one. First post on this site, but was active on mu-43... that is, until I got the A7II. So far, really pleased with it and it seems my old OM lenses to better on FF than they do on µ4/3.

    And so, in continuing tradition when getting new camera gear, I present the first pictures from the new (to me) A7II... my dogs! :)

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    Lilly by Mr Sesser, on Flickr

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    Luna
    by Mr Sesser, on Flickr
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Beautiful dogs!!!
     
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  3. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nice shots-dogs-lens there. At the moment I just have the slower 35mm/f2.8 here and it's the weakest Zuiko in my collection, pretty soft, heavy CA, ...
    Mind posting some more shots from your 35mm Zuiko - something wide open wouldn't be bad. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. sesser

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    May 21, 2016
    randy
    Yeah, sure. I'll take a few shots. It's definitely softer wide open, but terribly so and one more click and, well, the first photo was at 2.8 and it's pretty sharp. Stay tuned...
     
  5. sesser

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    randy
    OK, here's a few shots at f2. No changes to the raw files except applying "Camera Standard" profile. Even zeroed out the aggressive sharpening applied by LR on import.

    Fullsize JPGs here: Dropbox - zuiko35f2

    DSC00112. DSC00113. DSC00115.
     
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  6. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Thanks for providing the full-res samples. It doesn't look bad wide-open, not as bad as I'd have thought from the mixed reviews on this lens.
     
  7. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Great shots and the Zuiko does look to be quite good.
     
  8. sesser

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    randy
    It's definitely not perfect. There's quite a bit of vignetting and corners are a pretty mushy... not to mention the distortion (which I hadn't noticed until taking these pics). That said, f2 is useable in certain scenarios. I was actually going to sell this lens, not because it's a bad lens... got my eye on a 40/2 in a local shop ;)
     
  9. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    That's my favorite adapted lens because I just love 40mm as a focal length. I never use it at f/2 but at f/2.8 it's already quite good in a fairly large central area and at f/8 it is gorgeous across the frame. Have a look here. I paid serious money for it (€ 300) but never have had regrets.
     
  10. sesser

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    randy
    I saw those! That's not a terrible price. Local shop has one for $325 US which is just slightly less than you paid. If you look at ebay, a lot of yayhoos are trying to get closer to $500 US for them.
     
  11. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Thx for the samples, Randy. BTW, I have an RX100 III here for a couple days and it's kind of weird how that little soapbox with its 20MP sensor and fast 24-70mm zoom gives a lot of my old glass and the kit zooms for the NEX a serious run for their money, especially wide open. I can't say I enjoy the shooting experience with that thing too much but the IQ/flexibilty/size ratio is second to none IMO. On top of that this little sucker stands its own against my NEX-7 in low-light.
     
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  12. sesser

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    randy
    F2.8
    DSC03612.
     
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