Olympus OM 180mm f2.8 and the 18mm f3.5

I recently was able to test the old OM 180mm f2.8 and the 18mm f3.5 lenses from Olympus. I attached them to a normal OM to M4/3 converter.

Olympus OM 180mm f2.8:

The Olympus OM 180mm f2.8 is a nice telephoto lens to┬árelease your subject from the background. Another big advantage of this wide open aperture is that you’re able to shoot in situations with less light, without having a┬ástabilization, if you don’t have IBIS. Incidentally, the lens is perfect for taking pictures in the theatre.

One big disadvantage of this lens is the chromatic aberration wide open and its sharpness. In the attachment, you find some pictures I have taken with this lens.

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Olympus OM 18mm f3.5:

At first, I thought this is no special lens. 18mm is no big wide angle and not supposed to be a portrait lens. An aperture of f3.5 isn’t that good as well. But seriously this lens is perfect for close-ups. For those people that love lens flare, a suitable lens. Even at low light, wide open and IBIS this lens is perfect for low light situations. The colours created with this lens are gorgeous. A lens I would recommend for close-up portraits. Its sharp, nice for releasing the subject if you shoot close. A lens I would recommend others.

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