TAKO. INTERNET SEIT 1996.
Olympus-OM

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: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:03:32 -0400 (EDT)
You guys have more patience than I. I find using old lenses iwth adapters to be 
too fiddly. 


Spoiled by modern convenience Bill 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Moose" <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> 
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:23:55 PM 
Subject: Re: [OM] 20 minutes of your life you'll never get back... 

On 8/6/2019 1:07 PM, Jan Steinman wrote: 
> In my fairly extensive experience, including real-life shots and test charts, 
> the best focal reducers and tele-extenders are pretty much invisible, 
> allowing the qualities (or lack thereof) of the underlying optics to shine 
> through. 

On 8/3/2019 11:30 PM, Jan Steinman wrote: 
> . . . 
> I have the EC-20 (for 4/3rds) and the 2-XA (for OM), and they are both a bit 
> underwhelming. 

So, which is it? Or which tele-extenders are better than these Olys 

> The converse is also true: a crappy focal reducer or tele-extender will make 
> a mess of the finest lens. 

Of course. I've used several, in MF film days. None struck me as particularly 
good for general use. The Tamron 1.4 for 
the Tammy 90/2.5 Macro worked very well, as did the Vivitar 2x Macro Focusing 
Teleconverter with a good 50 mm lens, like 
a late 50/1.4. Never had the Oly 1.4x 

> I used to be a skeptic. "How can 'adding glass' make things any better?" 

My point wasn't about "make things any better" It was about making things 
different. 

> But then I got out there and shot with numerous combos of focal reducers, 
> tele-extenders, and lenses. 

I'm sure happy you are having a ball with that gear. Not my cuppa. 

> I think the inverse power law applies: whichever one is "worse" is going to 
> dominate. 

What? There isn't an adapter that can make my early '60 Canon 58/1.2 into the 
equivalent of a new Zeiss Whateverus? 

OoF Moose 

-- 
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about? 
-- 
_________________________________________________________________ 
Options: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/listinfo/olympus 
Archives: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/private/olympus/ 
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/ 


-- 
_________________________________________________________________
Options: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/listinfo/olympus
Archives: http://lists.thomasclausen.net/mailman/private/olympus/
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>