[OM] Re: Zuiko Silver Nose Trivia

Subject: [OM] Re: Zuiko Silver Nose Trivia
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 06:44:30 -0500
Interesting.  Jeff's lens didn't make it into the MC survey and, for 
reasons unknown, mine didn't either.  Jeff's is 126653 and mine is 
108404.  Mine looks and is lableled just like Jeff's.  Silver nose with 
no MC designation.  Since the lens survey only shows a single silver 
nose, and that labeled MC, it is now the odd man out.  And, strangely 
enough, it has an earlier serial number at 101179.  Since the serial 
number and MC designation are both on the name ring on the 50/3.5 this 
can't be the result of name ring changed during service.  So this is 
either an error or else there was a production change early on.

If asked to judge visually whether this lens is MC or not I would have 
said no.  It produces purple and yellow reflections which I associate 
with the known single coated, lettered, silver noses in the rest of my 
collection.  And there is no green which I associate with my MC marked 
lenses.  However, I also note that the predominant color is a strong 
blue.  None of my other known single coated lenses has that strong blue 
reflection.  I note that Jeff's photos of his lens also show a strong 
blue reflection.  So, maybe it is MC, partially MC, early MC but it's 
definitely not lableled MC.

Chuck Norcutt

Jeff Keller wrote:
> Thanks Moose,
> I got the info about the 50/3.5 off the front of the lens.
> http://www.olympus-photography.com/For_Sale/zuiko-50mm-f3-5/
> -jeff
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>

>  >
> Where did you get that about the 50/3.5? The multi-coating survey shows
> a very early 50/3.5 with silver nose, but marked MC. It didn't have the
> preceding letter for the reason explained below.
> 50    3.5  101179  Chrome      MC    Yes       Zuiko MC Macro
> 50    3.5  160629  Black       MC    Yes       Zuiko MC

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