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Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 Lens

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Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Optical design

Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Olympus OM

First year of production: 1971

Last year of production: 1984

Optical design: 7 elements in 6 groups

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Photos (34)

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Owners (25)

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Average price: $173

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mmf/1.4f/1680.4549230/8,136/1,4

Additional information:

The Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4  is a fast  standard lens for 35 mm SLR Olympus Om cameras.

This is one of the best lenses of  the Olympus Om line, made in keeping with the best Olympus mechanical and optical traditions. Besides, according to the company's traditions – the lens became very compact in comparison with analogous variants of competitors.

The lens came in six versions with invariable optical scheme, but with different frame constructions.

Early versions were designated as the Olympus OM-System G.Zuiko Auto-S 1:1.4 f/=50 mm

The earliest had a silver fringe on the front.

Radioactive lanthanum glass  was used in the production of the Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 . Radiation is very slight, still the lens can be confiscated during transportation. You'd better keep such lenses in metal boxes at home.

Later versions were multi-coated and designed with MC on the frame. These versions are better resistant to side andback light. It produces an image with higher resolution and contrast

All the versions of the Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4 generate very flexible and rather sharp picture even when wide open. It produces beautiful, smooth blurring of out-of-focus areas of background and foreground.

A hood is strongly recommended even for MC versions.

The Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.4 is fit as a kit everyday lens for portraiture  and any artistic photography where shallow depth of field required.

Radioactive (Pictures 2 and 4).


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Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 26.02.2011

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Mechanical quality4.9010
Optical quality4.8910
Usability4.5010
Pricing / Value4.129
Bokeh4.889
Overall lens rating
4.66

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Owner reviews: Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50 mm f/ 1.4

robgrune 06.08.2015 04:27:27
Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Razor sharp, accurate colours, no chromatic aberration, good bokeh, very high resolution, compact, superb mechanics. 


Weaknesses:

a bit soft at f1.8 but can be sharpened easily in postpro. 


Comments:

The OM Zuiko MC 1.4/50 is truly an excellent lens. It compares very well to my Contax G 2.0/45 lens. 

I rate this Zuiko lens to be 5 for optics and 5 for mechanics. 

see flickr for sample photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49615044@N03/20460773516/