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old Film lenses

ste_p0270 (Elite Donator) posted this on Friday, 24th October 2014, 12:36

howdo :)

a few months ago i bit the bullet and bought an Olympus OM-D E-M5
which features in-body stabilisation.

i've recently aquired a couple of old OM-System lenses (50mm f/1.8
and 135mm f/3.5). i'm looking at getting a 28mm f/2.8 of some description
to use with the OM adaptor.

i notice that vivitar and clubman lenses are approximately half the price
of their Olympus equivalents. 

i know there are a few people who used to use film on here (snaps etc?)
were the vivitar lenses any good?

thanks.

Ste
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RE: old Film lenses

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 24th October 2014, 13:17

I had a few lenses for my old Pentax SLR, which I thought were good. When I used them on my Pentax DSLR, I realised they weren't remotely as good as I thought they were. :(

I think the worst was the vivitar wide angle lens I had. But then it was sub £100, and perhaps I'm being unfair comparing it to the three lenses I have now, all of which cost £300-£400.

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RE: old Film lenses

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Friday, 24th October 2014, 13:39

I can't speak for what's currently available but when I was in touch with all the ranges available Vivitar where a reasonably good after market option.
As Rob says you can't really compare them to something three or four times the price and carrying the same badge as the camera body.
I'd have a think about how much you'll use it therefore what it's worth to you.
Also what you'll do with the images so will you notice any difference.

A good Google about and you should be able to find old reviews on anything you find.

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RE: old Film lenses

ste_p0270 (Elite Donator) posted this on Friday, 24th October 2014, 14:05

thanks chaps...

i think for less than £30, they're worth a punt.

i must admit, i'm quite ejoying my OM 50mm and 135mm... there's a
certain charm about them. by no means the sharpest lenses going but
they seem adequate for my needs..

here are a couple, first with the 50 (grain added in PS :) ) the second with 135..

Ste
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This item was edited on Friday, 24th October 2014, 15:05

RE: old Film lenses

Choagy (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 28th January 2015, 21:21

Better late than never eh

Ste, I had a wee swatch at your photos and they are absolutely outstanding. Well done mate

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RE: old Film lenses

ste_p0270 (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 29th January 2015, 13:08

Thanks Choagy, nice words indeed :)

Ste
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