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Re: [OM] 40 bar 2, up on Yahoo. (I'm a pote and don't kno'te)

Subject: Re: [OM] 40 bar 2, up on Yahoo. (I'm a pote and don't kno'te)
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:47:14 -0500
Yes, and for those who don't  remember, the 108240 hood which is used on the
85/2, 100/2.8, is also meant for the 40/2. (And this is cast into the rubber
of the hood).
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Swale" <bj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Wayne Shumaker" <shumaker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 2:58 PM
Subject: [OM] 40 bar 2, up on Yahoo. (I'm a pote and don't kno'te)


> Hi folks,
>
> A lot of times these days when I see these lenses up for auction at these
> inflated prices, I wonder if I should use mine at all, and if I should use
cotton
> gloves when handling it.<g>
>
> I thank my fortune for buying one when I had the chance - and the money.
> These prices get up to $1,000NZ - which is serious money. I could almost
> get a used 3T for that.
>
> By the way, my 40 f/2 does take a 1.8 lens hood. All my separate lens
> hoods (except the one for the 35~105 and the other for the 35 shift) are
> screw-in rubber hoods that are labelled 2/40mm, 2/85mm, 2.8/100mm; and
> they also fit all 50mm lenses with 49mm diameter front, and probably the
35
> etc and several of the teles/zooms, as well as my Koni-Omega 49 dia
lenses.
>
> Great value.
>
> Brian
> > Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 08:54:38 -0500
> > From: Wayne Shumaker <shumaker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: [OM] 40/2 on yahoo...
> >
> > I know these are cute little lenses, I even have one. But, a good
> > 50/1.8 is hardly that much bigger, is sharper, and is easier to use
> > than this one. Even the 50/1.8 lens shade is much better, allowing you
> > to put the lens cap on and reverse the shade for storage. With the 40/2
> > lens shade attached, it's not really smaller and it's hard to keep from
> > bumping the aperture setting. But, don't let *reason* get in the way of
> > owning one, I didn't. Too bad there is not enough room for the 50/1.8
> > lens shade to work on the 40/2....
> >
> > Wayne




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