The moon with a £5 lens

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by dannybgoode, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. dannybgoode

    dannybgoode Regular

    Feb 13, 2014
    One of the things that attracted me to MILC's (and in particular the E-M10 due to IBIS) is the amount of cheap legacy glass out there. Sure most of it is not as sharp as modern system specific glass but then a lot of it can be had for next to nothing.

    I fancied a 35mm film SLR and found one I liked on ebay. The description was a little vague about the lenses (other than the standard one that came with the body) it came with describing one as a 50mm and one as a 58mm. The price was what I would h\ve paid for the camera alone without any extras so was happy to take the punt.

    So, the camera arrived and the 58mm lens turned out to be a 70-300mm Miranda. OK not a stella lens in the history of picture making but I have assigned a nominal £5 cost to it so can't complain.

    In order to test it on the E-M10 I though a classic 'moon shot' was in order - nice sky last night so gave it a go.

    And the result?


    OK, not the best moon I have ever seen but a) I was just playing, b) the lens is a push me-pull me zoom so it kept sinking back in and c) my astro-photography skills are lacking so over all pretty happy.

    RAW file processed in whatever Olympus' god awful software is called converted to TIFF and in to LR and the PS + Silver Efex 2...
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Lightroom now supports E-M10 raw files . I just downloaded the upgrade. Does a good job too.
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  3. dannybgoode

    dannybgoode Regular

    Feb 13, 2014
    @RB - excellent news. Will update accordingly. I think OPV has managed to achieve what I previously thought impossible by being at least 4 times less usable than SPP!
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  4. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    That is a very nice shot for a £5 lens!
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