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    Quote Originally Posted by jjphoto View Post
    I suspect that it's a bit of a myth that the 1.1M versions are optically superior to any other verions although I haven't had a chance to test that. There will always be sample variations too so I doubt it can ever be either proven or disproven. Even if there where manufacturing changes in the later serial number versions it doesn't always translate to optical differences. I suspect that any of the later (multi coated) versions will perform about equally. I have a fairly late 862xxx serial # lens which I find to be excellent. It's a '1 owner', I bought it new in the mid 80's.

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    I have tested them. I had one with a 600,000 range serial and I have two of the 1,1 million ones. They're night and day. The high serial ones are identical in performance. Sharper wide open and far better bokeh too. No contest, given there seems to be no price difference today, you'd be a fool to buy an older one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscrawfordphoto View Post
    I have tested them. I had one with a 600,000 range serial ...
    I assume that's an MC lens, albeit a fairly early one.

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    Last edited by jjphoto; 10-07-2011 at 05:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Well my mate loaned me his OM-1/50 1.4 a week ago and now I'm thinking I'll need to check the serial and see how it stacks up.

    Might stick it on the 5D and do some tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joooorsh View Post
    Well my mate loaned me his OM-1/50 1.4 a week ago and now I'm thinking I'll need to check the serial and see how it stacks up.

    Might stick it on the 5D and do some tests.

    :beepboop:
    Tests done with a digital sensor may not accurately reflect results on film - just as test results can vary if different films are used for the testing.
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    Wellllllll mine's a 400k issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    The one that gives you the best pictures is the best. Of course pictures are a personal thing.
    Where do I find this lens? I want the best pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    Where do I find this lens? I want the best pictures.
    It's attached to my OM-4T body.
    Last edited by mopar_guy; 10-08-2011 at 08:29 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: spelling
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    Is this a limbo contest? After crushing my first one with the Carmel Mission front door I felt justified spending more than necessary to replace it. So I went to a camera shop in Santa Cruz and found and bought #134962. I don't have a Geiger counter to check it but it is kind of yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjphoto View Post
    I assume that's an MC lens, albeit a fairly early one.

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    I'm not sure. It wasn't marked MC, and the version after it is, although the final version (the one I like) is not marked MC either. I suspect my older one is not multicoated.
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