Telephoto Prime Shootout and the OM 500mm f/8 Reflex Lens

This article started life as a comparison of three EOS telephoto prime lenses as economical alternatives to the much vaunted Zuiko 300 mm f/4 IS PRO.  I then realized that this could be a serendipitous opportunity to also reintroduce an even more esoteric telephoto prime that has been lost to history despite being a true … Continue reading Telephoto Prime Shootout and the OM 500mm f/8 Reflex Lens

Determining the actual costs of adding “Leica” branding to a lens.

After becoming an owner of a Leica branded (well, self branded) m43 camera body, I needed a matching wide field  Leica prime lens to complete the look.   There are currently five Leica branded m43 lenses and three more to be introduced this year.  But only one, the 15 mm f/1.7 DG Summilux, is small enough … Continue reading Determining the actual costs of adding “Leica” branding to a lens.