What is the significance of "slight haze"?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Amin Sabet, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    I was thinking of getting a portrait lens for my new OM-4T, and the Zuiko OM 85mm f/2 seems like a good choice.

    Found what seems to be a lens in good condition for a good price here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-OM-...134b189&pid=100033&rk=3&rkt=4&sd=400805959508

    The only thing that bothers me is the comment "slightly haze" (sic). Looks like a good, reputable seller. Should I worry about this slight haze?
     
  2. phigmov

    phigmov FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mar 23, 2015
    One of those shots of the front element looks fairly 'ghostly' to me. I'd probably give it a miss. Japan has a lot of cool gear but its also humid/tropical - any hint of haze/fungus generally puts me off.

    On a positive note I did see some EX rated OM 100mm & 135mm f2.8 glass over at KEH - you could get two for the price of the 85 if you don't mind a tighter crop :)

    I'm actually a little shocked at what the 85's are going for now . . .
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    OM 100 is tempting. Maybe I should go that route. But I'd probably want the f/2.0 :rolleyes:.
     
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  4. trisberg

    trisberg FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Thomas Risberg
    The Zuiko 100mm f2 is a beautiful lens although a bit heavy. That one plus the 50mm f2 macro are my two favorites, had and sold both a long time ago :coco:.
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    After doing a lot of research on the OM 85/2, 100/2.8, and 100/2, I ended up buying the OM 90/2 macro, which I hadn't even been considering. The samples just won me over, and one of my trusted Ebay sellers (matsuiyastore) had a great copy.
     
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  6. trisberg

    trisberg FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Thomas Risberg
    I've read a lot of great things about that lens, never tried it though.
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    I think my main walkaround film kit is going to be - Leica MP with 35/1.4 and Olympus OM-4T with 90/2 macro.

    I sold my Leica 90/2.5 to buy the Olympus 90/2. Just couldn't get used to that focal length on a rangefinder, plus the close focus of the Oly will be very nice to have.