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220914_DSC1977 22nd September


These old manual focus lenses have some strange markings on them.
Their meaning is lost in the depths of history...

Sony α7R
8s f/1.0 iso100 full exif

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vifut22-Nov-2015 11:49
Beautiful OM lens - the black lines show the DOF for that particular aperture (V)
Tom LeRoy25-Sep-2014 19:21
This is real quality, just picked up the 21mm OM 3.5. The tactical feel is so nice. Best part they work a real treat on the Sony. V
Buz Kiefer23-Sep-2014 22:39
I agree with Jean-Rene. I sure miss the ability to use hyperfocal focusing to increase DoF at a lower f stop. I have a file cabinet full of old Nikon fixed focus (prime) lenses. Vote.
Jean-Rene A23-Sep-2014 11:40
I regret these old signs on the new autofocus lenses !
The small red feature was for the infra-red films ...
The black aperture scale indicated the depth of field and especially the hyperfocal one! That was lost!
Dommage !
It seems me to recognize a Canon FD 50mm f 1.8 .
laine23-Sep-2014 07:36
If it wasn't yesterday then don't rely on me :))
Bryan Murahashi23-Sep-2014 05:05
Great sharp shot of this old classic. V
woody3423-Sep-2014 00:36
Yes you are right...does require a mental shift to re think the markings and the meanings.V
Mairéad22-Sep-2014 21:28
That looks like the Olympus lens from my old OM10.
And I used to know what the markings mean.
Guest 22-Sep-2014 20:40
Nice to have this relic. V
Stephanie22-Sep-2014 20:25
Great close-up of this old-timer! :)
Sheena Woodhead22-Sep-2014 19:40
I have one of those :-) Actually I've just been thinking about buying a film and loading it into my OM-2n, Might be tricky :-)
Martin Lamoon22-Sep-2014 19:15
But they were easier to understand showing DOF
Helen Betts22-Sep-2014 17:48
Super closeup of your excellent bargain lens.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)22-Sep-2014 17:46
Maybe....OLYMPUS ZUIKO 50MM LENS..... :)
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