Re: [OM] The current Zone-10 Living History Farm

Subject: Re: [OM] The current Zone-10 Living History Farm
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 15:47:27 -0800
On 3/3/2020 12:18 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
Do I not recall your discussion of at least three different versions, with one, 
perhaps the middle one, having super powers?
I remember disappointment that mine wasn't in the estimated magic serial number 
You are correct. Mine is an odd one somewhere in the middle that
appears to have the same lens configuration as the black-nosed, MC
variety, but is semi-mc coated. It has more coatings than the early
ones, but lacks the green reflection of the later ones.

The last series has better contrast and color neutrality for color
film. Honestly, I think that a good example of the final series would
be preferred.

As a general rule, the earlier Zuikos in the 35-100 range tend to be
sharper in the center with less flat-fieldness. Later versions are
less sharp in the center, but sharper in the corners and have
increased flat-fieldness.

A few exceptions being the 18/3.5, and the latest versions of the 50/1.8 and 50/1.4, vs. their earliest versions. And, of course the 50 mm macros.

But the silver-nosed ones are still better looking.

Y'all looking at those all silver ones? :-)

Lone Stranger Moose

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