Olympus OM Lens Query

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by ted, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. ted

    ted Guest

    As a newbie to Olympus OM cameras, having just today acquired a lovely
    black OM2n with 50mm f1.8 lens, I wonder if group members could give
    me suggestions as to which lenses in the Zuiko OM line-up are the best
    performing within the range 21mm-200mm.

    My interests are largely in the landscape, travel and documentary

    Many thanks in advance for your recommendations.

    ted, Jul 2, 2007
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    JD Guest

    Link up with the other OM addicts over at http://zuikoholic.com/ and ask
    that question again. Be prepared for a lot of responses. Check that
    you have silver oxide batteries rather than lithium or alkaline. The
    latter types will cause the meter to be off or will give erratic behaviour.

    Dang, someone else to bid against at Ebay.

    JD, Jul 3, 2007
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  3. ted

    ted Guest

    Many thanks, JD. We could well meet on Ebay!

    ted, Jul 3, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    PixelPix, Jul 3, 2007
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    Karl Winkler Guest

    Hi Ted, I owned an OM2s at one time, and then for many years I owned
    and used an OM4. The lens I shot with probably 85% of the time was the
    28mm f/2.8. It was not a "stellar" lens, but it was plenty sharp, had
    a natural contrast, and was very compact. Next was probably the 85mm f/
    2 which is a really nice short portrait lens. Very flattering, and
    also very compact. Then I got a 50mm f/3.5 macro and it was an
    extremely sharp lens. Very nice for macro work.

    I really wanted to get the 21mm f/3.5 lens but never got around to it.
    Instead, I ended up getting a Contax G1 and got the 21mm f/2.8 biogon
    Zeiss lens for it. That's when the OM4 started getting used less and
    less, except for macro stuff.

    I also had the 50mm f/1.4 but never really cared for it. Seemed a tad
    soft, and didn't have enough contrast, IMO. Definitely did not compare
    to the Nikon AIS 50mm f/1.4 I used for a while on an FM2n.

    Good luck with your Oly.

    -Karl Winkler
    Karl Winkler, Jul 5, 2007
  6. I have an OM2 and an OM10 and a bunch of lenses. I love the 50mm 1.4
    for its speed and the 36-70 zoom for its versatility.

    Michael Weinstein, Jul 8, 2007
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