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Continuing the series of old OM film lenses used on my 10 year old CANON 500D (EOS Rebel T1i) I present you some more photos taken at Greek revolution celebration with the Miranda 28-70 mm f/ 3.8-4.8 MC Macro Lens.

The Miranda 28-70 3.5-4.5 was made by Cosina (late 80’s and early 90’s) and is a good design (but a cheap lens).

Specifications:

Focal length Max. aperture Min. aperture Blades Min. Focus (m.) Filter Ø (mm.) Weight (gr/oz) Length (mm/in)
28mm – 70mm f/3.8 – f/4.8 f/22 0.8 58
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Continuing the series of old OM film lenses used on my 10 year old CANON 500D (EOS Rebel T1i) I present you the Sun MC 60-150mm 4 Macro.

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Who is SUN?????

The company appeared soon after World War II as Sun Kōki K.K. (サン光機㈱, San Kōki). It was a successor of the company Gojō Kōki Seisakusho, maker of the K.O.L. lenses, which ceased its activity in 1945.Early Sun lenses had the brand names Xebec and Sola, inherited from the K.O.L. period. In the 1950s or 1960s, the company was using the English name Sun Optical Co., Ltd. and was based in the city of Ichikawa (in the Chiba Prefecture, at the East of Tokyo).Its logo was an elongated “S” crossed by two brackets.

Sun made interchangeable lenses in various mounts, for still and cine cameras. It changed its name to Gotō Sun (ゴトー・サン) at some time, perhaps in the 1970s, and no later than 1981.At that period, it manufactured the Orinox binocular camera, also sold as the Tasco Bino/Cam.

The company was still in existence in 1983, and disappeared in the 1980s. There is significant evidence to suggest that Sun was absorbed into Goyō Kōgaku Shōji Y.K. (五洋光学商事有限会社, also known as Goyo Optical Inc.), some time in the late 1980s. Goyo Optical was founded in 1976 and produces mainly CCTV and industrial lenses; however its 50mm f/0.95 lens has recently (2010) been sold under the Noktor brand in Micro Four Thirds mount. The Noktor brand is marketed by Noktor, LLC, Atlanta/USA.

It is a very nice looking lens with a retro/techno look for my eyes. Quite heavy and for sure quite big and solid.

Here are some samples (in all the photos the aperture was set at 8)

 

I took 2 same photos from the lens lengths the first is at 90mm and the second zoomed at 150mm

 

I did the same again

 

some more examples at 150mm

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after some editing in Lightroom (contrast+saturation etc) I really like the results although it is not an everyday lens and feels quite heavy.

I believe that shooting on a budget (100 euro for a Canon 500d body + 20 euro for a manual lens+10 euro adapter) is fun and can give results that you can be proud of. Sometimes way better than a posh high end super expensive mobile that 99% of the people use nowadays for photography…

Stay tuned for more…

I had quite some time since i used my old Canon 500d, as i was trying to bring order in the CHAOS of my office/warehouse/shrine. I fall on an OM-EOS adapter. The rush was back i had to get one of my OM lenses to play around.

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A big applause for ZUIKO OM 50mm 1.8 a great all around lens. As I was out for work i had my camera and lens in my trunk and when i had the opportunity i took some shots of Drapetsona.

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Well I am REALLY happy with the results, and I am gonna make a rotation of my extensive OM legacy lenses and try them out.

 

By Using my D7200 and my Manual focus Nikkor AI adapted 50mm f1.5

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Most of the time when we see articles or photos of tourist locations such as Koroni Messinia we see the beauty of those places at summer time. Places filled with crowds of tourists, kids and life. How do these places look  when the crowds are gone and the sun is gone?

Trust me beauty is hidden in every corner.

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Koroni Castle March 2016

Koroni Castle March 2016
Garden of Eden

Koroni Castle March 2016
Wild Beauty

Koroni Castle March 2016
The Cross

Koroni Castle March 2016
Angel

Koroni Castle March 2016
Young Lady,Gone 1918

Koroni Castle March 2016
Dionysios Rallis ,Mayor

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Against threatening Sky

Koroni Castle March 2016

Koroni Castle March 2016
Heroes

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We LIVE ..IN.. History, WE Breath Free..

Read more in my Flickr Album https://www.flickr.com/photos/ndouralas/albums/72157665854532256
 

A real men’s Lens, full metal body with silk glass heart. A great gift from Japan that cost me  90Euro including postage.

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I am really happy with this small gem from Nikon. Ken Rockwell has an in depth analysis for this lens. You can read it here:Nikon 50mm f/1.4 NIKKOR-S Auto (1966-1974)

It works great with my d7200, focusing is easy  the results are Super,I can see my self using it extensively. (note just that Multi-coating is absent).

Here are some samples

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Nikon 50mm f/1.4 NIKKOR-S Auto (1966-1974)

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Nikon 50mm f/1.4 NIKKOR-S Auto (1966-1974)

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 NIKKOR-S Auto (1966-1974)

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 NIKKOR-S Auto (1966-1974)

I had recently received an Olympus OM-20, another child of the OM film slr family from Olympus.

The OM20 was released in 1983. It was called OM G on some markets. It existed in chrome and in black finish.

It is basically an OM10 with manual shutter speed ring built-in, and a few other advances. These include a PC-sync flash connection, [LED] warnings in the viewfinder, built-in manual metering, and provision for attaching a steady grip. It didn’t replace the OM10, but was available alongside it.

The OM20 overall could be described as an good all around player with small in size easy to use with a solid body. Capable of manual and aperture control shots. The metering is trustworthy the viewfinder clear and simple. Using the various Zuiko lenses as it happens with the other OM series can produce great results.

My Version is the chrome one.

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 Specifications for Olympus OM-20

Marketed : 1983
Lens mount : Olympus OM
Sensitivity ISO: 25 – 1600
Shutter speeds : B, 2 – 1/1000 s
Mechanical shutter :
Exposure Modes : M, A
Exposure Compensation : ± 2 EV
Exposure Metering Range : -0.5 – 18 EV
Auto Exposure Lock :
Viewfinder Coverage : 93 %
Viewfinder Magnification : 0.92 x
Diopter Adjustment :
Depth of Field Preview : +
Self-timer : 12 (s)
Mirror lock-up :
X-sync : 1/60 (s)
Power source : 2x 1.5V
Dimensions : 135 x 84 x 50 mm
Weight : 430 g

The OM20 manual.

Here is a small video review.

Last weekend I had loaded an Kodak ProImage 100,and when I was quite happy with the results the camera performed perfectly and some of the results are below.

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