[OM] Re: 35mm f2.8 Shift

Subject: [OM] Re: 35mm f2.8 Shift
From: "Jeff Keller" <jrk_om@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:44:48 -0800
Were any of them really SC? They are all black nosed labeled simply Zuiko. 
The coating clearly changed presumably for the better but none seem to fall 
into the early SC catergory.

The flare is a by-product of the shift. The only time the hood is going to 
have any impact is when the lens is shifted to the limit in the directiion 
the light is coming from. A 21mm hood doesn't provide much help to a 35mm 

I bought a cokin filter holder and lee "compendium style" hood to mount on 
mine. I don't find any real advantage compared to a hand. The hood is much 
slower to use. Perhaps a different mount with reference marks for how far to 
extend the hood would make it better. That's another to-do for another day.

I don't feel the flare is any worse than some of the D.Zuiko lenses. The 
tulip hood used on the D.Zuiko is far from ideal. I've found that even with 
the D.Zuiko at its widest setting it's easy to prevent flare, the hood 
doesn't prevent, by holding a hand in the right place.

I suppose if you take pictures with the sun in the image the best 
multicoating would be a decided advantage. I actually carry my oldest 35 
shift with the presumably worst performing coating. It's an old very dear 


----Original Message Follows----
From: "Walters, Martin" <mwalters@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Now since there's a thread about 35mm shifts, mine has a 106xxx serial,
IIRC. It is "MC" and seems to have the telltale green-magenta tinge to the
lens. So, I'm presuming that it was the early SC versions that have the
flare problems rather than the later MC versions. Is that correct?


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