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    A group of old primes on a G1

    was curious how they'd compare to each other.

    Just an informal test of some of them.

    http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/a_slew_of_primes

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    Re: A group of old primes on a G1

    Interesting. Any personal conclusions?
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    Re: A group of old primes on a G1

    Excellent! Thanks. Very interesting differences. Disappointed in the OM 50.

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    Re: A group of old primes on a G1

    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    Interesting. Any personal conclusions?
    I think the semi-pancake Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 turned in a good performance and it is lightweight.

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    Re: A group of old primes on a G1

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Donnelly View Post
    Excellent! Thanks. Very interesting differences. Disappointed in the OM 50.
    I've owned about 10 of them. They control colour aberrations well, much better than the Canon, and they blur out (don't know how) the background more than a 1.8 should.

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    Re: A group of old primes on a G1

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Donnelly View Post
    Excellent! Thanks. Very interesting differences. Disappointed in the OM 50.
    why?

    perhaps the DoF was shallower than you've expected (and shallow is good if you ask me)

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    Re: A group of old primes on a G1

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by RichA View Post
    was curious how they'd compare to each other.

    Just an informal test of some of them.
    nice to see ... I agree with your above comments about the OM lens, I found that compared to Canon FD 1.8 it blurred background more and yet gave better colour rendition too. That's something which was a bit challenging to pick in your chosen location.

    I did something similar (though not as exhaustive) here:

    http://cjeastwd.blogspot.com/2009/06...d-fifties.html
    http://cjeastwd.blogspot.com/2009/11...-to-om-18.html
    http://cjeastwd.blogspot.com/2010/02...ies-flare.html

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