Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 Lens Review
OM 50mm f1.4. A beautifully made lens with a fine precision movement feel to the focusing ring that has just enough resistance that makes it a joy to focus. None of your Russian tank grease here, these Olympus lenses have a lovely white, low viscosity grease on the helix. On the Olympus lens I opened it was as fresh as the day it left the factory, usually you can expect to be scraping crud out of the threads on most lenses. The F stop ring is at the front which takes some getting used to, on a lens this small usually it is a rear aperture ring.

Wide open centre performance is above average, of the 5 50mm 1.4 lenses I have I would rate this as 3rd best after the Zeiss Planar and the Yashica ML for sharpness, but slightly better than the Super Takumar (non smc). Stopped down this has good sharpness but not outstanding like the zeiss. A nice lens for general use especially if you are expecting to have some evening shots without a tripod, you may just sneak some shots on a high ISO. I have also used this for shooting bands playing in a club with minimal lighting. It is a good solid general purpose lens.

 

Fact Sheet

Vendor name Type Product year
Olympus
OM
-
Focal Min(mm) Focal Max(mm) Focus Min(cm)
50
50
45
Aperture Max Aperture Min. Barrel length(mm)
1.4
16
36
Elements In Group Diaphragm action Weight (g)
6 in 7 Auto
230
Filter Size (mm) Push on diameter (mm) Angular field
49
60 46

 


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Comments (2)
Olympus Zuiko OM 50/1.4 ultima serie
2Tuesday, 30 March 2010 19:48
Comprato da poco,lo uso su Canon 40D,lo uso per ritratti,Incarnato da favola,un obiettivo che abbellisce i ritratti rendendoli di una plasticita inpeccabile.Premetto che tengo sia il summilux il summicron 50/1,4 - 50/2.Ma non tengono il confronto con questa lente che é un capolavoro.Complimenti alla Olympus
Olympus Zuiko OM 50/1.4 ultima serie
1Tuesday, 30 March 2010 19:46
Comprato da poco,lo uso su Canon 40D,lo uso per ritratti,Incarnato da favola,un obiettivo che abbellisce i ritratti rendendoli di una plasticita inpeccabile.Premetto che tengo sia il summilux il summicron 50/1,4 - 50/2.Ma non tengono il confronto con questa lente che é un capolavoro.Complimenti alla Olympus

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