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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 from my building rooftop with the Sun MC 60-150mm 4 Macro.

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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.