Re: [OM] Zuiko 35mm vs. Medium Format

Subject: Re: [OM] Zuiko 35mm vs. Medium Format
From: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 19:11:28 -0800

That kind of performance out of a sometimes scoffed at 35mm lens, is pretty
darn good. I should have plenty of time to test this 645 camera against
other Zuikos such as the 50/1.4 SC and the 50/1.8 SC, but for now I think
it's quite interesting that in the very common enlargement size 8x10, the
"B" performing Zuiko held up fairly well.

Mike Swaim

I was thumbing a rather nice photo book at my local B&N which was well printed and had photo credits. Mostly I could pick out the 35mm from the 645 and the 4x5. There were enough exceptions to the size/quality difference to make me remember something that Galen Rowell wrote to the effect that many of the perceived differences in format have to do with technique. A large format photographer may check out a sight, look at the site, visualize how he wants to see it, comes back when the light is right with his/her equipment, sets up a camera on the tripod frames his picture, decides about exposure and, finally, exposes the film. The same care with your Olympus may yield stunning results.

Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California, USA

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