Sometimes, old film lenses don't work too well

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Some, like Olympus's OM standard 50mm prime lenses are amazingly good.
    Even moderate zooms, but other times, watch out! When I showed this on
    dpreview, some figured it could mostly be due to the lack of
    parallelism of the light rays coming out the back of the Vivitar, which
    violates the "law" that says sensors respond better to light rays
    hitting them in the perpendicular. But IMO, the lens is just no good.
    I've got a 24mm OM lens to use as a "standard" lens so it may provide
    better results at that focal length.
    http://www.pbase.com/andersonrm/image/65789793
     
    RichA, Aug 28, 2006
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  2. RichA

    Pete D Guest

    Well gosh Rich, a Vivitar lens producing a poor image, who would have
    thought that could happen??
     
    Pete D, Aug 28, 2006
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    They aren't all bad. I had a 70-210 that worked well, except it was
    pretty heavy.
     
    RichA, Aug 28, 2006
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