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Sr.Cordeiro
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Hello,
I came across a rare find: I may have an opportunity to buy a OM Zuiko 28mm f/2 lens.

I was already thinking on get the f/2.8 version to use on the E-P1 to complement the Panasonic 20mm when I buy it. I may use too with the 5D MkII, but not much since I already have the OM 24mm f/2.

Is this f/2 version worth it? And since I have to do an offer, how much you think is a fair price?



Nov 04, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


it's the best
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/best28mm.html



Nov 04, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


It's excellent. The best of the Oly 28s, certainly. Anything under $300 would be a good deal, I'd think.

-Ed



Nov 04, 2009 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


let us know when you get it - good luck!


Nov 04, 2009 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


And it's less than half the Distagon 28/2 ZE price? Where can I get one? and how much and how easy is it to convert it to EF mount?


Nov 04, 2009 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


n0b0 wrote:
And it's less than half the Distagon 28/2 ZE price? Where can I get one? and how much and how easy is it to convert it to EF mount?


E-bay and the usual suspects. A $20 adapter is all that is needed (as with any OM Zuiko).



Nov 04, 2009 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


cavewalker wrote:
it's the best
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/best28mm.html


That's just hubsand's guess. As you can see at the top of the page, the test has not been done yet, and the lenses have "X" instead of his usual ratings.



Nov 04, 2009 at 05:40 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


There are a bunch of nice lenses missing from that list as well.


Nov 04, 2009 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


The Oly 28 f2 is quite sharp, has some vignetting wide open, and bright ring bokeh. I used mine on Saturday for Hallowe'en:
http://cyberphotographer.com/5d2/oly28f2/droogs.jpg
http://cyberphotographer.com/5d2/oly28f2/trampstamp.jpg
http://cyberphotographer.com/5d2/oly28f2/wigs.jpg
http://cyberphotographer.com/5d2/oly28f2/robinatdawn.jpg


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Nov 04, 2009 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Well that looks like it was a fun party!

Garth



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Here are a couple of older shots that show something about the boke:
http://cyberphotographer.com/1d3/313.jpg
http://cyberphotographer.com/5D/nathanlo.jpg

If you need a 28 f2 on a budget it's pretty good, but I'm not sure that I wouldn't rather carry the weight of the Zeiss version.



Nov 04, 2009 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Thanks for the replies.

brainiac - Nice photos, especially the last one that show the bokeh quality.

It seems like a nice lens, I might buy it if the seller don't push the price too much.



Nov 04, 2009 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Ask that lady if she knows what the tattoo means. "Light shining outta my butt"?


Nov 04, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


n0b0 wrote:
Ask that lady if she knows what the tattoo means. "Light shining outta my butt"?


She was Australian, so probably... ;-)

My friend actually guessed that she had a tattoo just there, although he failed to guess the type. He called it a 'trampstamp'.



Nov 05, 2009 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


goodwrench wrote:
Well that looks like it was a fun party!


Yes - it was quite a night. I'm sorry I had to remove the lesbian kiss, but I got paranoid that somehow it might end up causing embarrassment, even though you couldn't see the faces. So the Oly 28 f2 works. Unfortunately discretion is the better part of valour, so I will not be posting the best pictures of Saturday night.



Nov 05, 2009 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


The fake(?) lez kiss was not bad. trampstamp is what I have heard it called too.

Nice costume of the Clockwork Orange guy! gotta love that book. ;-)

-Ed



Nov 05, 2009 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Just a question? how would that lens compare with the Vivitar 28 F1.9 lens that i have for sale on B/S ? Vivitar seems more reasonable price-how about quality? Theres a lot of great series 1 lenses out there, not commanding really high prices, so to speak. Just wondering?


Nov 05, 2009 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


I luvz Oztralia


Nov 05, 2009 at 01:30 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


Ed Sawyer wrote:
It's excellent. The best of the Oly 28s, certainly. Anything under $300 would be a good deal, I'd think.

-Ed

Cool. I picked up a fairly good condition one for $150 when I got my first micro-4/3 body. Haven't done a whit with it, though. The seller told me it was "rare"; I was skeptical but wanted to buy something even though I didn't have the adapter yet. By the time I got the adapter I was getting distracted by other things



Nov 05, 2009 at 06:16 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Iss the zuiko 28mm f/2 good?


brainiac wrote:
Yes - it was quite a night. I'm sorry I had to remove the lesbian kiss, but I got paranoid that somehow it might end up causing embarrassment, even though you couldn't see the faces. So the Oly 28 f2 works. Unfortunately discretion is the better part of valour, so I will not be posting the best pictures of Saturday night.



awwwww come on!

Then again, I wouldn't share any of my weekend images on this forum for fear of losing any form of credibility

most of my weekends off start like this and get indistinct pretty quick thereafter ;]

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2593/4057889881_32fb5b7d66_o.jpg




Nov 05, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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