March 11, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

85mm Loveliness covid-19: day 353 | US: GA | info | act

After a quick fix, this Zuiko 2/85 is now stunning. I really can’t believe how impressively this lens performs. If the 24mm didn’t convince me, this 85mm sure has: I am officially a fan of the Olympus Zuiko line of vintage lenses. The colors. The sharpness. The bokeh! There is nothing not to like about this beauty—and it’s so compact. And it focuses pretty closely at 85 centimeters, so the f/2 looks more like f/1.2. Look:


Color me impressed. More strenuous testing is on the way.

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In other good news: today, the one-year anniversary of the WHO’s declaration of a pandemic, I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot with my next scheduled for early-April. I made an appointment this morning, and within 45 minutes, I had a bandaid on my arm. There were very few people at the vaccination site, and all the workers were happy to see me. The workers far outnumbered those of us getting the vaccine—which shows the continuing ineptitude of the government of Georgia. How in the world can we have a problem getting people vaccinated? Why isn’t this open to all adults by now?

Leica Camera and Lens Information
📷: Leica M (Typ 262) (01/2017–12/2020) • Leica SL (Typ 601) (12/2020–). Leica Lenses: Leica Summicron-M 2/50 (Typ IV)Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.4/50 8-ElementAsahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55Asahi Super-Takumar 2.5/135Canon 1.4/50 LTM Helios 44m-4 2/58Industar 61 2.8/55Jupiter-8 2/50Jupiter-9 2/85Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100Olympus Zuiko 2.8/24Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28Olympus Zuiko 1.8/50Olympus Zuiko 2/85Vivitar 2.8/28 • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21. Processed with Capture One Pro.