Re: [PanoToolsNG] Olympus E10 + Zuiko8mm
- I had a chance to take two *quick* side by side pictures with my 8mm/
2.8 Nikkor on my Nikon D2x and Dennis Beila's 8mm/2.8 Zuiko on his
Canon MkII camera. Each camera were on separate tripods.
Download the archive and make your own conclusions. (34MB for my 2
jpgs and two raw files)
Note image contrast, flare and light fall-off.
On Aug 31, 2006, at 7:25 PM, Luca Vascon wrote:
> If only I could find an 8mm 2.8 Zuiko I'd buy the 150 euros Kindai
> adapter for it...
> Unfortunately they sell higher than nikkors, for collectors only....
> My loved 20D is crying for one!!! It was an "equisolid angular
> projection fisheye", scientific, survey and measure lens.
> Skip Williams used it for some panoramas, than he unfortunately
> sold the lens, so I could not ask for some digital samples, but it
> looks really OK!!!!
> Zuiko lenses were better than many other great manufacturers, the
> hi grade ones are comparable with leitz and zeiss ones. The big
> minus is the coating! never excelled in this thing.
> Neither tried the clever 16mm olympus (seems a derivate design).
> Other great lenses were the 18mm, both the 21mm, with a mention for
> the f3.5, a 24 and a 28mm f2, the 35mm f2, the 50mm f1.4 (the 1.8
> is so and so, the 1.2 is a poor performer in many situations), than
> I know a clever 100mm f2 and a more than clever 180mm 2.8.
> Both a 200 f2 and a 300 2.8 were late addiction, with a 35-70 f
> 2.8. Fantastic lenses with esotheric prices.
> What about the latest 8mm for the 4/3 system?
> The lens design is close to the 10.5 nikkor. It could be a cool lens!
> Never had one in my hands, if I had an Olympus (it would be the 330
> or the 500) it would be one of the two lenses (another would be the
> 6o macro)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Carel
> To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Olympus E10 + Zuiko8mm
> The E10 has a fixed lens. Do you mean the E330 maybe? That one
> would be less
> usable for sphericals because of the 4x3 format.
> Strange that we have not heard more about the Zuiko 8mm and the
> older Zuiko
> 8mm f/2.8, which looks very much like your classic Nikkor 8mm.
> From my film
> based still camera days, I remember that Olympus lenses were
> always very
> good, so what is the reason no-one is using them on this list...?
> panokaemena wrote:
>> A friend of mine has a Olympus E10 and is thinking of getting a
>> Zuiko 8mm.
>> Is there anybody who has some experience and advises?
>> Willy Kaemena
Jook Leung Photography
360VR Images - 360 degree Panoramic photography