Thanks for your input Joel - yes I tested the diaphragm before I brought this
home. I now believe that I had the OM4 on auto but the diaphragm on 2.8 or
something dumb like that. Doing a new test roll now.
P.S. This is actually Gabe husband of Judy (who kindly gave me this account a
year or so ago so it's still in her name.) I am the camera bug, she is the
painter in the family.
----- Original Message -----
From: Joel Wilcox
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 6:30 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] 55mm 1.2 lens
At 10:05 PM 8/2/1999 -0700, you wrote:
I was recently offered (for what I believe to be a very good price) a 55
f1.2 - I've had this lens for a week, took some casual test shots (I think I
screwed up the exposure and was WAY overexposed) and was surprised to see some
really lousy results. I've seen talk about how poor this lens is - could
somebody or everybody elaborate? The outer ring has the following writing on it
G. Zuiko Auto S Japan Olympus OM system
Welcome to the list, Judy.
Do the lens aperture blades open and close freely? When you put the aperture
to f16, flick the little lever on the back of the lens that stops down the
lens. If that doesn't work freely, that's why you're getting overexposures.
Also check for evidence of oil on the aperture blades.
Iowa City, Iowa USA