OM Zuiko 1.8/50mm - mostly wide open

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wjlonien
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OM Zuiko 1.8/50mm - mostly wide open
Aug 14, 2010

Hi folks,

this evening, I went for a walk with the Olympus OM Zuiko 1.8/50mm, and after one first shot at f=5.6 I decided to use it wide open only. After all, the purpose of getting an f=1.8 lens is to use it wide open, right?

In http://www.lenstip.com/118.4-article-90_years_of_the_Olympus_company_-_Olympus_F.Zuiko_Auto-S_50_mm_f_1.8_versus_Olympus_ZD_50_mm_f_2.0_Macro_Image_resolution.html I read that from f=5.6 this lens compares quite favourably to the ZD 2/50mm, but that it doesn't stand a chance at wider apertures. So before reaching in my pocket, I wanted to see it myself again, and I'm afraid that they're right.

Some photos will be in the first reply to this.

cheers,
Wolfgang
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using free and open source software,
and an open camera system (Olympus 4/3rds)

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