How is this lens/price?
Contax Zeiss Sonnar T 85mm f/2.8 - $300
I found it at a store that sells vintage camera gear
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07-12-2012 02:45 PM
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07-14-2012 07:37 AM
In all fairness, these Olympus OM lenses are quite sharp and can produce some great images. This was shot with my OM Zuiko 50mm macro.Michael Rockmore
07-14-2012 08:02 AM
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It looks like the bottom pic between the Canon and OM is from the Olympus? Sharper, but with some purple fringing.
My Nikkor 600mm has terrible fringing. It's cyan in the background and magenta in the foreground. Definitely a crazy look depending on which part of the bokeh is most easily seen.
07-14-2012 11:58 AM
M personally going to stick with the Contax Zeiss lenses. They may be a bit more pricey from what I was hoping, but looking at the reviews and pictures of sharpness & contrast, it looks like a really nice lens!
Doesn anyone know if all the Contax Zeiss lenses will fit on the T2i? - what about a RED?
It would suck if only a few were to work and others wouldn't.
*Speaking of the Contax Zeiss Sonnar lenses
07-14-2012 06:26 PM
I suspect that the CA problems would not be as apparent in low contrast scenes. I guess most older glass suffers from some level of CA.Michael Rockmore
07-14-2012 06:46 PM
Here is a side by side between the Tamron 17-55 non at 50mm vs the OM 50mm macro vs the Canon 55-250 IS @55mmMichael Rockmore
07-15-2012 05:52 PM
Here are 2 shots with Olympus OM lenses with a macro tube on a budget.
OM 50mm 1.4 and OM 50mm Macro.Michael Rockmore
07-15-2012 08:25 PM
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just wondering, what happen when you put macro extension tube on a macro lens?
07-16-2012 02:46 PM
Here is another shot taken with the Olympus OM 35mm 2.8 with the macro tube. The shot isn't as dramatic because the sun went behind the clouds, but it shows the 35mm standard lens with the macro tube focuses almost as close as the OM macro. This is a very inexpensive macro setup on a budget.Michael Rockmore