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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: Mark Kronquist <mak@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2019 18:23:43 -0700
The silver nose he shows is said to be single coated.  But never knew how 
really screaming loud the stops are.   And the long helical throw.  Bad. Bad. 
Bad long throw means expensive helicals and focusing precision.  Bad bAd 

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> On Aug 3, 2019, at 12:39 PM, Bill Pearce <billpearce@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 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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