Olympus Pen F 40mm 1.4 comments

Started Sep 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
absh New Member • Posts: 13
Re: Olympus Pen F 40mm 1.4 comments

You have to look to see if it has the 'FT' scale on the aperture ring. Once will have the aperture number (1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, etc). The other side of the ring (180 degrees) with have numbers numbers corresponding to an exposure value for FT cameras (1,2,3,4....).

I also think the the older lenses have a amber/brownish coating while the newer lenses are more of a blue/purple coating. The one I ended up getting was the older version but it was still very sharp. It's sharper at 1.4 than any other lens I've used wide open.

Interesting. I've seen (online) lenses with both the FT scale and both blue and brownish coatings.

I've also found a serial numbers vs year of production table at http://www.taunusreiter.de/Cameras/Olympus_PenF.html (see around the middle of the page).

I'm curious which ones are better in regards to year of production: older or newer?

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