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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: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 17:33:16 +0100
Same here . . . 

Chris

> On 7 Aug 19, at 20:03, Bill Pearce <billpearce@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 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 
> 
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