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Subject: [Leica] IMG: 200mm Bird Images
From: leica_r8 at (Aram)
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:23:05 +0000
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So, the new lens was shot at f3.5, but I have no idea what you used on the 
Takumar.  The Takumar shows a much more pleasing background than the new 
lens.  Hard to judge other qualities on a small image.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Nichols
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:37 AM
To: Olympus Camera Discussion ; LUG at
Subject: [Leica] IMG: 200mm Bird Images

I've been using a Pentax Takumar 200mm for a couple of weeks, and
decided that 200mm Autofocus would be handy, so I ordered a used Olympus
50-200 SWD lens, which arrived this morning from KEH. With a new feeder
and my tripod set behind clean window glass, I was watching the birds
checking out the feeder.  This Downy Woodpecker was caught with the
Takumar and manual focus.

The 50-200 arrived at my door, so I mounted it in the same spot and,
using Autofocus, caught this group at the breakfast bar.

I have to get a lot more experience with the new lens, but this
comparison did show me that the old Takumar is not too bad in its own right.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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