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[OM] Re: using 35mm lense with 4/3 dlsr

Subject: [OM] Re: using 35mm lense with 4/3 dlsr
From: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 12:43:45 -0800
Isn't that clever. It would never have occurred to me to fix the  
donuts and bokeh.



Winsor
Long Beach, California, USA




On Feb 11, 2006, at 12:22 PM, Walt Wayman wrote:

> Mike,
>
> I agree about the sometimes disturbing bokeh of the CAT lenses.   
> I've had my 500/8 for over 20 years, and before the E-1 came here,  
> I bet I didn't take 100 shots using it for precisely that reason.   
> But with digital and the usual and customary "adjustments" we make  
> in the process, correcting the bad bokeh and those annoying donut  
> highlights that sometimes appear is not a major problem.  Couple  
> that with the fact the 500/8 weighs less than a pound and a half  
> and fits in my under-12-pounds LowePro digital gear bag, and I can  
> live with its shortcomings.  The 300/2.8 Tamron requires a Sherpa  
> to drag it more than a furlong from the car, and they are now  
> starting to become surly and disrespectful unless guaranteed double  
> pay for overtime and provided a dental plan.
>
> That weird bokeh could fairly easily be fixed, but in the other  
> shot I posted, such remedial measures aren't necessary.  It you  
> hadn't already been told, would you know this was shot with a  
> mirror lens?
>
> http://home.att.net/~hiwayman/wsb/media/192375/site1080.jpg
>
> Walt
>
>
> --
> "Anything more than 500 yards from
> the car just isn't photogenic." --
> Edward Weston
>
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Mike <watershed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>
>>>
>>>  It's a mystery.
>>>
>> No mystery. It's a mirror lens. Can't fault Walt's craftsmanship  
>> but I
>> just can't get past the bokeh of that type of lens. Looking  
>> forward to
>> the results from his 'real' lens. :)
>>
>> Mike
>>
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