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Re: [OM] 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back...

Subject: Re: [OM] 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back...
From: Bill Pearce <billpearce@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 19:25:44 -0400 (EDT)
I will say this. I moved to OM from Nikon because of the glass. I have also 
owned a Leica, and I wasn't all that bowled over by the glass. But here's 
something that should cause a lot of grumbling: Of all the various cameras I've 
owned (Nikon, OM, Canon rf, Hassselblad 500, Hasselblad xPan (fuji) Leica and 
Nikon digital) the absolutely best lenses I've ever used were the license made 
Zeiss lenses for the Contax (Kyocera) G. More snap than a fat girl's thong. 

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From: "Philippe" <photo.philippe.amard@xxxxxxxxx> 
To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:23:10 PM 
Subject: Re: [OM] 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back... 

I had quite a few on his list - rather, there are few I never used. None that I 
deeply regret. I would have liked to see some Leica glass in there though. And 
from my own memory, my contax had a lens that said on it, the alternative was 
yashica then. Maybe it was sold as contax over somewhere ??? 

Amities 

Philippe, happy with his current 35mm f1.4 AF non-stab fuji which delivered as 
well as the nikon AF 50mm f1.4 and the manual summicron 50mm when I tested them 
against one another a couple of years ago. All sold but one ;-) 




> Le 3 août 2019 à 21:39, Bill Pearce <billpearce@xxxxxxxxxx> a écrit : 
> 
> I used to have on of those but got rid of it because I never came to grips 
> with shooting a 50, but I remember it was very sharp and contrasty. 
> 
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> 
> From: "Wayne Shumaker" <om3ti@xxxxxxxx> 
> To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:24:23 AM 
> Subject: Re: [OM] 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back... 
> 
> I still have a 50/1.8 with the high serial number. Not sure I trust petapixel 
> opinions, but would not be surprised if this OM still out performed many 
> legacy 50s. 
> 
> WayneS 
> 
> At 8/2/2019 12:20 PM, you wrote: 
>> Knowing that there are quite a number of old OM shooters here, consider this 
>> a warning. OK, past OM shooters, some may not be old. 
>> 
>> 
>> A video (there's your first warning) on Peta Pixel today, where a 
>> photographer/just average guy/fool test "vintage" 50mm lenses on a Fuji 
>> digital. Consider this a warning, it's twenty minutes long, and there's 
>> about 0 minutes of usable information on it, along with some troubling 
>> conclusions, and a total lack of production values. There's also a strangely 
>> good thing, though. 
>> 
>> 
>> The , as the youngsters call it, takeaway is this: his "testing" is 
>> subjective to the extreme and there is no objectivity. I remain still 
>> unclear about what his purpose was, other than to generate clicks. He tests 
>> a couple of dozen fifties from many makers with good to great reputations. 
>> The final conclusion was the Nikkor 50/1.4 was king (really a legend) but 
>> the first runner up was the 50/1.8 Zuiko! He liked it but it was severely 
>> downgraded because the aperture ring clicks were "too loud and makes the 
>> lens sound cheap." He says that otherwise it would have been #1. 
>> 
>> 
>> I'l let you be the judge, but don't blame me if you feel foolish for 
>> watching it. 
>> 
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