I had the 180/2.0 white until I moved on to digital. I had some discussion of
using it with extensions for good working distance macro. It was not too heavy.
I also had the 350/2 at one point, sent it off to someone in Texas to repair
the sticky focus and never saw it again. That was a beast of a lens.
I'd be concerned with these legacy OM whites that the focus mechanism has stale
grease in them. They are a pain to repair. Nothing more frustrating than to
turn the focus and nothing happens, then jumps around. For this reason, I would
never consider them in this day and age. Focus by wire does have the advantage
The best 180mm I had was the Canon 180/3.5 L Macro lens. It also suffered from
focus sticking and not working. Canon repaired it. Sigma also made one (150mm)
that might have been a better lens. Why the focus ring would not work smoothly
on a mechanical focus lens I never understood.
I learned it was best to store lenses in a vertical position to prevent focus
It might make a nice looking trophy to put on the shelf.
The 100/2 was still my favorite of the OM lens. Put that on u43 and you have
I can't imagine the 180/2, even if less than $1K, would be that viable with
today's camera options.
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