Opinions Needed: Olympus OM 24mm VS Canon FDn 24mm

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Jonas B
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Re: Opinions Needed: Olympus OM 24mm VS Canon FDn 24mm
In reply to uhoh07, Nov 27, 2011

uhoh07 wrote:

(a lot)

Eh... I guess the camera model is classified information after all.

Jonas

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Some shots with OM Zuiko 24 f2
In reply to Alupang, Nov 28, 2011

Some shots at different apertures

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Re: Some shots with OM Zuiko 24 f2
In reply to loicc, Nov 28, 2011

Thanks a lot though I wish you went for another corner not obscured by the tree. It looks like f4 corner is sharper than f5.6 which I doubt is possible.

Maybe a misfocus so I take this with a grain of salt. Nice of you to try and by what I see at f4 this is a very good lens indeed. This is the star of the OM wideangle line of lenses I read.

But still, I think the FDn 24/2 would be a bit better overall. Tough call; both are great.

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Re: Some shots with OM Zuiko 24 f2
In reply to Alupang, Nov 28, 2011

It sounds a bit strange to me too that it is sharper at F4 vs 5.6.
I' m not yet so easy with the peaking and the focus help on the nex screen.

I own this lense for years and bought it with my OM4 and a couple of Zuiko's at a bargain price.

Zuiko 24 f2 is hard to find and a bit expensive today. If the Canon is equal or better IQ for cheap price then it' s a no brainer.

Some crops of the left corner.

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Re: Some shots with OM Zuiko 24 f2
In reply to loicc, Nov 28, 2011

Yeah I gave up on peaking long ago--it's nice for quick sloppy candid shots but not for critical work imo. I like manual assist much more.

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Re: Some shots with OM Zuiko 24 f2
In reply to Alupang, Nov 28, 2011

Manual assist seems to be the better way to focus properly.
This one was at f5.6

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Re: Opinions Needed: Olympus OM 24mm VS Canon FDn 24mm
In reply to Alupang, Nov 29, 2011

Maybe you could benefit from this article:

http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/24mmcup/final/24mm_final1.html

They had Qualifying rounds with all sorts of 24mm range lenses, Canon 24 2.8 included (and much more expensive ones!)

http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/24mmcup/index.html

But in the end the small, cheap, old OM 24 F2.8 made it to the final and there it even had a great score, holding easily on par with the top insanely expensive runners.

so...

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