Tag Archives: Olympus

Buying Bargain Lenses! Which? Where? When?

Buying Bargain Lenses! Which? Where? When?

Foreword: This post is aimed at people who are just getting into vintage lenses, but maybe even a seasoned vintage lens user will find some useful info here. When it comes to buying lenses, things can get pretty confusing, especially at the start. There are so many brands, models, types, focal lengths, etc and there… Continue Reading

Olympus Zuiko 50mm F1.4 VS Chinon Multi-Coated 55mm F1.7

Olympus Zuiko 50mm F1.4 VS Chinon Multi-Coated 55mm F1.7

As you can tell from my previous post I was certainly impressed with the unknown & forgotten Auto Chonon Multi-Coated 55mm F1.7, but to put things into better perspective I decided to do a simple comparison test against the my everyday 50mm lens of choice, the Olympus Zuiko F1.4. The Olympus is a bit wider… Continue Reading

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 Test Video

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 Test Video

My friend Mark from ThatTechShow has recently shot a lens test video with his new Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4.  The video was shot on Canon 5D MKII with a neutral (prolost) picture profile for a filming low contrast look. I personally love the look he has achieved with the combination of this lens, full frame… Continue Reading

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 vs Helios 44M 58mm f/2

Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 vs Helios 44M 58mm f/2

I’ve tested both of these lenses before, so the individual write-ups and opinions can be found here (for Olympus) and here (for Helios). Someone on the website asked me which one based batter based on image quality Olympus Zuiko OM 50mm f/1.4 or Helios 44m 58mm f/2, so I decided to do this quick test… Continue Reading