|No Caption Necessary: Canon Rebel T2i with EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM|
If you want to know all the technical details, I suggest you check out http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/24mm1.htm. The site is out of Malaysia (so Kai ought to like that), and it has pretty much all the technical information you could ever want to know. If you're into classic manual focus lenses, it's a good resource.
If you don't believe me that it's a superb lens, you should check out http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/24mmcup/final/24mm_final1.html. The little Zuiko is second only to the Canon 24mm f/1.4L in the "24mm World Cup". That's lens would set you back about $1000. The Zuiko can be found easily on ebay for a little over $100. That's a lot of value for your dollar. Granted, the 16-9 review is a little old, and doesn't include some of the newer players, but rest assured this lens can compete in the digital world.
This lens really is a pleasure to use. It is solid and the focus and aperture rings are well damped and feel good. The aperture is 6 blades, and there is a click at each f-stop. Manual focus takes some time to get used to, and eventually I might invest in a manual focus screen for my 5D, but for now I seem to be doing okay without it.
So that's what it looks like. I tried do a side by side layout of the pics, but blogger doesn't do that very well, as best I can tell. So what do the photos it takes look like. Here are some examples:
|The Stately Bean: Canon 5D, Olympus OM-System H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8|
|A Rose: Canon 5D, Olympus OM-System H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8|
|An Asian lady I found in the backyard: Canon 5D, Olympus OM-System H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8|
|Some dudes in a hat store: Canon 5D, Olympus OM-System H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8|
|A Chicken: Canon 5D, Olympus OM-System H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8|
So you see, it can take some pretty decent photos. I won't lie. I have Adobe Lightroom, and I use it. These pictures have been processed using my usual workflow. These photos show you what you can do with what you get out of this lens.
But wait a minute!
|Bazooty Buttsnacks!: Canon 5D, Olympus OM-System H.Zuiko Auto-W 24mm f/2.8 @ f/2.8|
What in the Bazooty Buttsnacks is going on with those bokeh balls?
Yikes! This calls for an investigation! Unfortunately, it will have to wait until next time, because it's past my bedtime.