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08-22-2020, 11:28 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Olympus H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f2.8 (OM-mount)

amazingly small for a wide lens - nearly a pancake:



that is the SMC 24mm f2.8 for comparison purposes....






please note that this lens has not been modified to work on a K-mount body; I am using this lens on my modified K-S1

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immediately noticed that this lens is not an 'MC' version - strong light/severe backlighting will be issues...





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from this morning's walkabout



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wide-open, under the willow

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Obviously, first off this is a seven cookie lens since no one could keep half a cookie.

The flaring is pretty bad in this one, but that can be advantageous in some settings. It looks pretty solid when not directed at a light source. The tractor is as sharp as ever, the onion slice is making me cry, and the burgers look delicious.

The flowers are all sharp and colors are great. I really like the look of the bull despite the flare, but also think it would be a cool crop to put the bull in the upper right corner, not really to get the big flare spot out, I just think that would make him look kind of ominous. I like the silo shot on Flickr, silos are just cool.

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definitely seeing some falloff at the edges of the frame, while center is crisp



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Obviously, first off this is a seven cookie lens since no one could keep half a cookie.

The flaring is pretty bad in this one, but that can be advantageous in some settings. It looks pretty solid when not directed at a light source. The tractor is as sharp as ever, the onion slice is making me cry, and the burgers look delicious.

The flowers are all sharp and colors are great. I really like the look of the bull despite the flare, but also think it would be a cool crop to put the bull in the upper right corner, not really to get the big flare spot out, I just think that would make him look kind of ominous. I like the silo shot on Flickr, silos are just cool.


thank you, Tom

I tried a 2nd edit on the bull:



I like the framing, pulled him a bit closer to us, and tweaked the controls a bit also...
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I used to use this lens more than any other. I only moved away from it because I found I prefer longer focal lengths. The colors and rendering seem to give some magic to the pictures, something apart from sharpness and contrast that's hard to define. Your picture of the bull is a perfect example of what I love about this lens.

Handling is also nice. It's tiny, as you say, and I like the aperture ring up front. I use it with an A7r.

I've never noticed much problem with the corners, even on full-frame, but I rarely use it wide-open. I think this one was at f/4:



As noted, flare resistance is minimal, but the way it handles extreme backlight is pleasant to my eye.





Out-of-focus areas are surprisingly pleasant for such a wide lens.

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I think you need thinner cookies. Maybe ginger snaps?

How does it work, given the flare with night shots? I haven’t done any in a while with my older lenses but some of my legacy lenses have some interesting flare from lack of coating between elements when shooting towards point sources like street lights
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I think you need thinner cookies. Maybe ginger snaps?

How does it work, given the flare with night shots? I haven’t done any in a while with my older lenses but some of my legacy lenses have some interesting flare from lack of coating between elements when shooting towards point sources like street lights


lol - thinner cookies....

these are the SMU (Standardized Measuring Unit) - don't mess with success... (:


I have yet to try any of these at night with light sources... mainly because where I live, there aren't any lights sources at night.....

and with me working from home, there's less of a chance of being in town before sunrise to try.... but I'll keep the suggestion in mind (thank you)
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lol - thinner cookies....

these are the SMU (Standardized Measuring Unit) - don't mess with success... (:

I need to buy stock in the company. Surely you must go through a lot of them since to standardize them you must be very selective in”calibration”
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I need to buy stock in the company. Surely you must go through a lot of them since to standardize them you must be very selective in”calibration”
they do get eaten, as the photos progress - this last batch has lasted 3 lenses, but probably not much longer....

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