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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